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    Default 115 Sqn Loss 18 May 1942

    Greetings,

    It would be appreciated if someone could enlighten me on the loss of a Wellington of No.115 Sqn on 18 May 1942 in which a Sgt. William Richard WAGSTAFF 1807776 RAF (VR) WOP/AG was reported missing.

    I believe this aircraft was one of those detached from Markham to Kinloss with Coastal Command.

    Without Ross McNeill’s Vol 2 Coastal Command Losses I am wandering around in the dark.
    Thanks,
    Digger.

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    Hi Digger
    The loss you seek is actually in Chorley BCL Vol 3. 115 Sqn Wellington III, X6344, KO-A, t/o from Marham at 2234 for a Gardening Op. An a/c was seen to go down, out of control at 55N 06E and Chorley says "evidence suggests it may have been this Wellington". The crew were:-
    Sgt F N Butterworth,
    P/O J Fisher,
    Sgt K A Lloyd ,
    Sgt W R Wagstaff,
    Sgt A W Ragan.
    Fishers body was recovered at a place called Alte Kirche, W of Pellworm, probably in N Germany as he is now buried in Hamburg Cemetery. The rest are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
    Pellworm is on an island W of Schleswig-Holstein on the German side of the border with Denmark
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 8th April 2008 at 10:20.

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    Default 115 Sqn Loss 18 May 1942

    Thank you very much indeed Dick. I am sure that the family I am doing this for will be delighted

    Best of luck with your snow clearing,
    Cheers,

    Digger (Ex Surreyite)

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    Default William richard wagstaff

    Hi - I am replying to your enquiries regarding the above named Sgt who was lost in action.

    I would like to talk so someone who may offer any further information as William Wagstaff was married to a member of my family at the time of his death.

    I understand his death caused deep family grief and as part of this family tree, I have become interested in finding out more information.

    I would be so grateful if anyone who knows of William Richard Wagstaff would contact me.

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