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    Default 619 Sqn ORB's February to July 1944.

    Hi All,

    I am looking for anyone that has the ORB's for 619 Sqn for February to July 1944. In particular the crew of F/O J Parker who were lost on the attack on Kiel on 23/24 July 1944.

    I have the history of the Sqn by Bryan Clark.

    Thanks,

    John.

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    Hi John,

    Suppose you know about the fate of P/O Allan Daniel Aumell, J/89210 RCAF.

    http://www.flensted.eu.com/1944087.shtml

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    I have them - what would you like to know?

    Neil

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    Hi Finn/Neil,

    Thanks for the reply guys, Finn yes I know he was washed ashore in Denmark. Neil I am after the ops they did. I understand they were near the end of their tour.

    If you can could you email the ops to me on harley.158ATbigpondDOTcom change the AT and the DOT for the usual.

    Regards,

    John.

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    Hello,

    On 30/31 March, 1944, after sustaining flak damage on the Nuremberg raid, F/O John Parker had to bring home No.619 Sqn Lancaster III LM418, on two engines. He crash-landed his damaged aircraft at Woodbridge airfield, Surrey. The aircraft was subsequently burnt out. There were no injuries reported.

    Crew:

    173134 F/O (Pilot) John PARKER RAFVR
    1821876 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Norman Mackenzie RICE RAFVR
    176583 F/Sgt (Nav.) George Alan GRIGG RAFVR
    - - ? - - F/Sgt (Air Bomber) Allan Daniel AUMELL RCAF (later P/O J/89210)
    1575581 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Arthur SHARP RAFVR
    1564075 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Allan DICKSON RAFVR
    2208973 Sgt (Air Gnr.) John Harold WOODCOCK RAFVR *

    * + 7/8 May, 1944. No.619 Sqn. Lancaster III ND730 - BCL5/214.

    Corrections welcomed.

    Col.
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    I don't have the full ORB just the monthly sunmmary. Arrived from 5 LFS 13/2/1944.
    15/16 March Stuttgart
    22/23 March Frankfurt
    24/25 March Berlin
    26/27 March Essen
    30/31 March Nuremburg

    Nothing appears for April/May

    2/3 June Wimereux, 5/6 La Perelle, 6/7 Caen, 8/9 Pontaubault, 9/10 Etampes, 12/13 Caen, 16/17 Beauvoir, 27/28 Marquise
    4/5 July Creil, 7/8 St. Leu, 12/13 Calmont Chalindry, 14/15 Villeneuve, 18 Caen, 18/19 Revigny, 20/21 Courtrai, 23/24 Kiel

    The crew lost were the same as joined the sq. in February apart from F/Sgt Broll who replaced Woodcock as gunner.

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    Hi Col/John,

    Many thanks for your information guys, it is a big help. I wonder what happened in April/May that they did no Ops?

    Regards,

    John.

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    I just wondered if Woodcock had survived and might have provided some answers but unfortunately he was killed on the night of 7/8 May flying with S/L Fuller.

    Part of the answer might be survivor's leave.

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    Hi John,

    Yes I did think that could explain some of it, but as Woodcock was killed in May with another crew I would have thought the others would have been back at about the same time.

    I guess just one of those questions that will go unanswered.

    Cheers,

    John.

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