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    Hello,

    Seeking full service histories from A-B's MA100 to MZ999 and NA100 to NZ999 Vols, for Beaufghters MM906 and ND273.

    Any help gratefully received.

    Thanks,

    Col.

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    Hi Colin, requested info from A-B's MA100 to MZ999 and NA100 to NZ999 Vols:

    MM906 VIF - 301 FTU/46 - Missing from night intruder to Rhodes 8.6.44
    ND273 VI - 301 FTU/46/108 - Swung on landing and undercarriage leg collapsed, Idku, 26.8.44, DBR

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    Thank you. Most helpful.

    l needed to verify a No.46 Sqn loss on 7/8-6-1944.

    7/8-6-1944
    No.46 Sqn
    Beaufighter VIF MM906

    Detailed to carry out a night intruder over Rhodes and Kos. The aircraft failed to return to base. The last position recorded was 32.48N 29,29E at 1908 when the aircraft was over the Mediterranean Sea north of Alexandria, and the plane was due back at 2330.

    Another aircraft on the same mission sighted what he reported to be an aircraft burning on the ground on Kos Island with a number of MT vehicles in the vicinity. It was thought that this was probably the missing aircraft.

    AUS420818 F/S (Pilot) Allan LORD RAAF +
    1397164 F/S (Nav./W.) Thomas Leslie DAWES RAFVR +

    Both airmen are buried in the Rhodes War Cemetery, Island of Rhodes, Greece

    http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z002_1.pdf

    See: p.124 of 236.

    Brian Cull, in Fighters over the Aegean (pp.132 & 222), incorrectly ID's this aircraft as Beaufighter VI ND273/"O".

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 25th December 2012 at 09:43.

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