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    Hi Forumites:
    Does anyone have details of a 215 Sqn Wellington crash which occured on the 28th March 1942, off the coast of Portugal. Most of the crew were saved, but the wop/ag lost his life...
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    Hello,

    28/29 March 1942
    No.1 OADU
    Wellington IC DV503
    Delivery Flight.

    Took off Portreath for Gibraltar, but after engine failure ditched off Cape Espichel, Portugal. Sgts Cansick and Dixon drowned. The others were rescued by a Portuguese fishing Boat.

    Sgt M J Smithson
    Sgt H Smith - Inj.
    W/O J D McLaren
    Sgt R E Dixon +
    Sgt E H Giersch RAAF
    Sgt W Cansick +

    See: Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean Vol.1: 1939-1942, Gunby and Temple.
    p.136.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th June 2013 at 18:10.

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