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    Default Attack on the German battleship Prinz Eugen on May 17th, 1942

    Hi,

    I’m new to this Forum and this is my first post. My question is about the strike against the German Battleship “Prinz Eugen” om May 17th, 1942. A group of Beauforts from 86 Sqn took off from Sumburgh to attack the Battleship which sailed near the Norwegian coast. During this attack 4 Beauforts were lost. I have a list of crew-names from the CWGC and Geoff’s 1939-47 search engine.
    F/S Oakwell; Sgt Ford; Sgt Smith; F/S Boyle; F/S Mercer and Sgt Crozier, all buried in Sola Churchyard, Norway.
    P/O McDevitt; Sgt Ackerman and F/S Linford, all buried in the Var Frelsers Cemetery in Haugesund, Norway.
    F/O Esler buried in the Mollendal Church Cemetery in Bergen Norway
    Sgt Collins; Sgt Paton; Sgt Parkin; Sgt Angelo and Sgt Hoare all on the Runnymede Memorial
    and last pilot Alan Hurrell who was made POW.
    I’m looking for the Beaufort serial numbers and a crew tie-up.

    Thank you
    Ed Groenendijk, The Netherlands

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    Hi,

    AW248
    Sgt S M Angelo
    Sgt W A Smith
    Sgt R McI Paton
    Sgt F D L Oakwell

    AW251
    Sgt J F V Ford
    Sgt C J Crozier
    F/Sgt A H Mercer
    F/Sgt W C Boyle

    AW293
    F/Sgt A D G Hurrell
    Sgt S A Collins
    Sgt S J Hoare
    Sgt F W Parkin

    AW367
    P/O J A Esler DFC
    F/Sgt R A Linford
    Sgt W E Ackerman
    Sgt E P McDevitt

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    Ross
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    Thank you, Ross

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