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    Default 425 (RCAF) Sqn

    Seeking any information on:

    1676974 Sgt Gerald Walter Charles Mabbott (RAFVR) - From Shefford, Bedfordshire

    425 (RCAF) Sqn

    MIA 25 March 1944 - Age 19

    Recorded on Panel 233 Runneymede Memorial

    Any information on the circumstances - Aircraft & Crew or pointers on how/where to get information would be most appreciated .

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    From checking CWGC.org site

    Six Canadians from 425 Sqn died that night.
    BOUCHARD*JEY*J/90945
    JONES*NH*J/85045
    LATORNELL*MC*J/19946
    LAVIOLETTE*JA*J/19970
    MACLEOD*MH*J/19856
    TRACEY *JC *J/19980

    Checking for other RAF or other Allied airmen that might be on board.

    Seems they were on Halifax LW428

    http://books.google.ie/books?id=FsWEjLvWK88C&pg=PA109&lpg=PA109&dq=halifa x+lw428&source=bl&ots=5I6pGEvW3c&sig=F_R090ugKWKzD OgNCS9Wr6oV0qk&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YhxzUcWWMqTH7AbO5IGQC A&ved=0CC0Q6AEwAA
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    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello

    Chorley's Bomber Command Losses confirms the crew was flying Halifax III LW428 KW-C, lost during a raid on Berlin. Believed to have crashed in the mouth of the Elbe, 3 have no known graves and MABBOTT was the only RAF man in this RCAF crew.

    Joss

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    Many thanks Joss & Dennis, this gives me a good starting point.

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