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    Hello,

    Could someone with access to the No.27 OTU ORB, please tell me what, if anything, took place on 2nd August, 1943.

    Thanks,

    Col.

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    An aircraft from 27 OTU took part in a Nickle sortie to Le Mans, it returned safely.
    Alan Clark

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    Hi Al,

    Thanks for that.

    Was there any mention of a captain/crew?

    I have the following RAAF airmen baling out of an unknown aircraft, and an unknown location, on 2-8-1943:

    AUS418609 Sgt (Nav.) Allan Walter WRIGHT RAAF
    AUS419274 P/O (Air Gnr.) John Nathan MORRIS RAAF
    AUS410483 F/O (Nav.) Joseph Peter GRANT RAAF
    AUS422031 Sgt (Air Gnr.) George Henry IRVIN RAAF
    AUS421852 P/O (Bomb Aimer) James POOLE RAAF

    Some of the abovementioned airmen were attached to 27 OTU at this time. Also mentioned in my files is one:

    AUS414721 F/O (Pilot) Ronald Keith McINTYRE RAAF.

    Not sure if he was connected with the above bale-outs.

    Anything you can provide from the ORB, would be most appreciated.

    Regards,

    Col.

    PS. I have what information is available at the NAA. I am also aware of the fates of the above, and require no further information in that respect.

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    What you wanted then was the entry for the 3rd August,

    August 3rd 1943, “Flying accident to Wellington III X3788 of No.27 O.T.U. at Lichfield at 01.30 hours on the aerodrome. Pupil pilot F/O R.K. McIntyre. Sgt G.H. Irvin, Pupil Air Gunner, slightly injured in toe, rest of crew uninjured. Port engine failed and five of crew bailed out. Cat B.”
    Alan Clark

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    Al,

    That is great !

    Apologies about the date, but that is what is quoted in my sources.

    It's the old story - "No aircraft loss- No BCL".

    This one has been bugging me for years. Thanks for your help in clearing it up.

    Happy New Year,

    Col.

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