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    Hello,
    Iam working on a book about aerial attacks on Senj, Croatia, during WWII. According to my knowledge 14 Squadron Royal Air Force (RAF) also participated in this attacks on Senj.
    It could be somewhere in the summer of 1944, particularly the dates 15th July, 21st July and the 18th September.
    If anyone has any information about it?
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    Mislav

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    Mislav
    Unfortunately, I do not have the ORB for that period. The two form 541 would be available to download for 2 x 3,36 from National Archives.

    You might consult Vincent Orange, Winged promises : a history of No. 14 Squadron, R.A.F., 1915-1945, 1996.

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    Hello

    This information doesn't show up in "Winged promises". The September mission is unlikely as the Squadron was about to move to UK, but only the ORB would tell for sure.

    Joss

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    As noted recently on this site by Errol Martyn, Vincent Orange died just a few months ago. I managed to catch the last minute or two of his funeral.
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    Hello,

    No.14 Squadron, was still very much in the Mediterranean area during the prescribed period (July - September 1944), as evidenced by these losses:

    13-9-1944
    No.14 Sqn.
    Marauder I FK109 "W"

    Belly-landed Alghero after being damaged by Me109s - NFD.

    P/O Herschell and crew OK.

    13-9-1944
    No.14 Sqn.
    Marauder I FK124 "Z"

    Took off in wrong direction at Alghero at night and flew into a hill.

    161066 F/O (Pilot) Maurice Trevor HOLMES RAFVR +
    158759 P/O (Pilot) Phillip Matthew TODD RAFVR +
    1126779 Sgt (Nav./B) Cornelius Swinnerton KEEFE RAFVR +
    1543941 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Walter Herbert ELLIS RAFVR +
    1523165 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Mark IRWIN RAFVR +
    185942 W/O (Air Gnr.) William Hadyn SCOURFIELD RAFVR +

    All buried Cagliari (St Michele)) Communal Cemetery, Italy.

    See: Winged Promises. p.244.



    21-9-1944
    No.14 Sqn.
    Marauder I FK138 "X"

    Used only three-quarters of the runway at Grottaglie, struck power cables beyond the airfield after take-off, and crashed.

    185909 W/O (Pilot) Frank ELLIOTT RAFVR +
    1567845 Sgt (Pilot) Alan Keith STEWART RAFVR +
    1545931 Sgt (Nav.) James Michael KAHLE RAFVR +
    1627009 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Ronald Joseph HELLER RAFVR +
    1238686 Sgt (Air Gnr.) John William BATES RAFVR +
    1103542 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) Cyril Mervyn TAYLOR RAFVR +

    All buried Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    See: Winged Promises. p.245.

    No.14 Sqn flew 69 ops during the period, 1st to 21st September, 1944. As Joss says, you would need to consult the ORB.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 29th December 2012 at 00:40.

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