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    Default rginald henry rowe meyer flight lieutnant 1006213

    he was killed in action on the 09.02.44. serving with 252 beaufighter squadron.
    aircraft serial and crew members name would be most appreciated.
    thanks. t.s.

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    I don't have a serial but he was shotdown by 109s near Leros. Meyer was leading the sweep of four aircraft. His navigator was :

    Name: GRIEVE, PETER
    Initials: P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav./W.Op.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 252 Sqdn.
    Age: 27
    Date of Death: 09/02/1944
    Service No: 1395133
    Additional information: Son of Peter and Helen Grieve, of Gallatown, Kirkcaldy, Fife.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Joint grave 23. D. 16.
    Cemetery: PHALERON WAR CEMETERY

    From: The Armed Rovers by Nesbit

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    252 Sqn lost three Beaufighters this day due to Bf 109s:
    LZ287 at Ikaria,
    LZ141 and LZ271 off Cape Zulufi
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default reginald meyer

    hi. henk and amrit
    thanks very much for the information it was most helpful.
    regards. tom

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    252 Sqn lost three Beaufighters this day due to Bf 109s:
    LZ287 at Ikaria,
    LZ141 and LZ271 off Cape Zulufi
    Henk, that's very interesting. I have a friend who lives on the island of Ikaria, and who is trying to find out more about the plane which was shot down there (believed to be the only one on that island during the war) and about its crew. Were the two crew named here the ones who were killed on Ikaria ?

    And where on earth is Cape Zulufi ? ! ! I can't find reference to it anywhere !

    Thanks for any further info.

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    Gents,

    AUS413683 P/O. Frank Phillip STANGER RAAF was the pilot of Beaufighter LZ141, both him and his navigator, 1320816 F/Sgt. J.S.L.REYNOLDS are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
    Confirmed in the Item Notes of Stanger's undigitised A705. Location given as, near Patmos.

    Nannodnai, check Akr. Tsulufi, Patmos.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 18th March 2009 at 12:38. Reason: Minor correction

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    Nannodnai,
    No info on crew 252 Sqn Beaufighters; serial numbers from my Beaufighter file.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Gents,

    AUS413683 P/O. Frank Phillip STANGER RAAF was the pilot of Beaufighter LZ141, both him and his navigator, 1320816 F/Sgt. J.S.L.REYNOLDS are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
    Confirmed in the Item Notes of Stanger's undigitised A705. Location given as, near Patmos.

    Nannodnai, check Akr. Tsulufi, Patmos.

    Col.
    Thanks Col for info on LZ141 and crew.

    Who may have been on LZ271 and LZ287 lost same mission:
    F/Lt (Pilot) Reginald R. MEYER - 100613, and
    F/Sgt (Nav/WOp) Peter GRIEVE - 1395133,
    both buried Phaleron War Cem., Athens, Greece,
    and
    F/Sgt Walter H. BOON - 1192418 - Alamein Memorial Column 279, and
    F/Sgt Alfred W. SOURES - 1391766 - Alamein Memorial Column 280.

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default an interesting development . . . . .

    While doing a bit more research on this story on the internet I think I have identified the son of Flt Lt Reginald Meyer, who was born, believe it or not, just a few days after Flt Lt Meyer was killed in action ! How sad is that ? I have a contact address, and I've written to the son to see if any more information might be forthcoming from that source. Will report back if I get anything interesting.

    Thanks again for all your help, chaps !

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    Typo in msg #8: SOURES to be read SQUIRES.
    Sorry for that.
    Henk.

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