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    This officer was briefly a navigator on 40 Squadron, early in 1943. On the night of 8/9 March the crew became comprehensively lost returning from Palermo, and a situation developed in which the navigator considered they were over Pantelleria or Lampedusa and the others in the crew believed they were over Malta. In the event they headed dues south, made the North African coast, but ran out of fuel and crashed at Castel Benito, newly captured by the Eighth Army. Three of the crew were injured, the captain seriously enough to be repatriated to his native Rhodesia. The navigator and rear gunner were less seriously hurt, and P/O Goldsmith return to 40 Squadron resuming ops on 8/9 April, though not with his original crew. He flew with several pilots, including W/O Baldwin and F/sgt Rickard, and completed his tour in early october.

    Can anyony tel me what became of him therefter?

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    His service record hasn't been digitised by the NAA but the WW2 nominal roll, http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/Veteran.aspx?ServiceId=R&VeteranId=1048698, has him as being discharged from service 2nd Oct 1945 at the rank of Flight Lieutenant at RAF Stn Gastina which seems to a corruption of RAF Qastina which is what became Israel.
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    Hello David,

    Afraid l haven't been able to add much since we last discussed this one:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?8371-Wellington-IC-HX778

    Some incidental info on the two AUSSIES:

    I know that AUS411309 P/O Charles Cecil GOLDSMITH RAAF, had a twin brother who also served in the RAAF during WWII; AUS406177 W/O Ansell James GOLDSMITH RAAF. He did not serve in Europe or the ME. Prior to enlistment, Charles GOLDSMITH worked in the offices of the Riverstone Meat Company (New South Wales), and married prior to embarking.

    The younger brother of AUS409849 Arthur Glenfell McTIER RAAF, AUS428344 F/O Ronald McTIER RAAF, was killed in a ground accident at Mareeba, Queensland on 6-11-1944. A landing Wirraway (A20-517), collided with the tail of a Vengeance (A27-1). P/O R McTIER RAAF, and AUS422019 W/O Norman John BURNS RAAF (of No.5 Comm. Unit, RAAF), who were standing near the Vengeance, were both killed instantly.

    and...

    http://www.rquirk.com/wargraves/4SFTS/course58raaffates.html

    Scroll down to F/O Arthur G McTier 409849 RAAF.

    Still quite a bit of work to be done here !

    Col.
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    Thanks for he news about Goldsmith's last posting on discharge as Qastina. That leads me to assume with some certainty that he was instructing at the OTU there. I am sorry to hear about McTier's brother's death. I'll tell Bill Minnett, who is the last survivor of the crew.

    David.

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