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    Default Sgt. Charles Dove, 148 Squadron

    Hello,
    I have been able to dig up some information on this fellow, but do not have the wonderful Chorley's to rely on... I do have CWGC information.
    Looking for details.

    Charles Dove, 148 squadron, R/AG, U.K.
    Killed 8th Sept. 1943, circumstances?

    What airfield was he posted to at the time of his death?
    April 1943-September 1943: Derna
    September 1943-January 1944: Tocra

    I have info on his brother James with 434 squadron.

    Thanks, Alan
    www.rcaf434squadron.com

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    Default 1448 08/09/1943

    Also buried in the same cemetery with the same dates and all from 148 Sqaudron are:

    Sgt. DOVE, C 1351778 08/09/1943
    Sgt. GOSS, AC 1393915 08/09/1943
    Sgt. HUMBERSTON, DV 1330749 08/09/1943
    F/O KAY, G 135416 08/09/1943
    F/O KING, W 135648 08/09/1943
    Sgt. SMITH, GE 1127350 08/09/1943
    F/Sgt. WINTIE, JE 1123431 08/09/1943

    http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/search39-47.php

    Can't find an aircraft but it would probably not be in Chorley, but the Middle East Losses book.

    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Halifax HR670 - undercarriage failure after damage from previous landing; crashed and burnt, Fayid. Ex Ops. (The Halifax File)

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    John, I do believe this must have been serial BB435 (missing from SOE-mission 7/8-9-1943).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Thanks to each of you...
    Middle East operations and 148 squadron I am not familiar with, so I have been Googling it.
    148 was a special operations squadron, delivering men and supplies...?
    Henk, when you say "missing from an SOE - mission" Did the a/c not return to airfield it had originally departed from? i.e. crashed at destination...Fayid.

    Alan

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    Henk

    You are probably right but we have crew lost 8/9/43.(CWGC) BB435 missing 7/9/43 HR670 missing 9/9/43.(Halifax File) Struck me after the posting that the crew are buried in Phaleron War Cem. and HR670 was lost in North Africa.

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    Alan/John,
    BB435 may have departed from Tocra/Libya late on the 7th and probably crashed on Greece territory after midnight hence CWGC crew on the 8th. David Gunby finally will come up with the answer in the future when vol.2 on BCLME will be published (for the time being in my files 7/8-9-1943 - like Bill Chorley in his BCL-books).

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    Henk.

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