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    Default Stirling bomber serial no EE954

    Hi - I have been looking for information about my late uncle Sergeant Murdo MacPherson Mackay who I believe was flying in the above plane when it was shot down on 4/5.10.43, and subsequently was a PoW in Camp 4B/L3. Can anybody help me please - any information would be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Hello 'Tubeg'??

    There were two Australian airmen on Stirling EE954, hence you can go too the Australian National Archives website:

    http://www.naa.gov.au/

    Click on "Search the collection" and then, "Begin your Search"

    In the new window that opens, enter your uncle service number 1361173 and you will be given to file references for the two Australian men. You can order their A705 files to be scanned and made viewable on the website.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello,

    Your uncle is likely to have filed a PoW questionnaire upon liberation in late April or May 1945. You can see / copy it at the National Archives in Kew.

    http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/catalogue/displaycataloguedetails.asp?CATLN=7&CATID=-4364253&SearchInit=4&SearchType=6&CATREF=wo344%2F2 01%2F1

    Copy and past the above line in your browser and it will take you directly to the page on the online catalogue.

    But I've found some difficulties in the past in this section of the PoW questionnaires, because of the Mc / Mac spellings, and a few files were misplaced. You may purchase online a copy of that questionnaire, usually 3 pages only, but always interesting reading.

    A good source for this Squadron (although with some mistakes) is the book : Oxford's Own Men and Machines of No.15/XV Squadron Royal Flying Corps/Royal Air Force, by Martyn Ford-Jones and Valerie A. Ford-Jones.

    And you can also have a look at the Squadron Operations Record Book, in the National Archives in Kew, in AIR 27/203.

    Hope this helps

    Joss

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    Hello,

    There is very little available at the NAA at the moment, and even less in Oxford's Own.

    Here is what Bill Chorley has to say, plus a little information involving this crew on 30/31-8-1943:

    4/5 Oct 1943
    No.15 Sqn.
    Stirling III EE954:LS-J
    Op: Frankfurt

    Took off 1858 Mildenhall. Struck by bombs while over Frankfurt and successfully abandoned.

    AUS409255 P/O (Pilot) Norman Lindsay THOMAS DFM RAAF - PoW (4B/250764)
    1233041 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) E SMITH - PoW (L3/250761)
    134541 P/O (Nav.) Dennis Charles MacMillan MANN - PoW ( ? / ? )
    1468513 Sgt (Air Bomber) Kenneth James BAKER DFM - PoW (4B/250696)
    1361173 Sgt (W.Op.) Murdo MacPherson MacKAY - PoW (4B/250935)
    1800830 Sgt (Air Gnr.) W T CHAMBERLAIN - PoW (4B/250711)
    AUS415895 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) George Thomas William FARRELL RAAF - PoW (4B/250723)

    See: BCL4/349 (with additions)

    For the incident involving this crew on 30/31-8-1943, see:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?12589-430831-Unaccounted-airman-31-8-1943

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 19th October 2012 at 13:22.

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    Default Murdo Macpherson Mackay

    Hi
    I am interested in getting in touch with Junior Tubeg as I am Murdo's daughter.

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