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    Default Flt Lt Dorian Dick Bonnett (Pilot) DFC - 49 Sqn. Killed 24/10/42.

    Can anyone confirm the circumstances of the death of Flt Lt Dorian Dick Bonnett (Pilot) DFC whilst serving with 49 Sqn on 24/10/42?

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Hello,

    Re: F/L Bonnett DFC:

    See: http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z002_1.pdf

    see: pp.142, 153 & 162 of 236

    NB. The Sgt W A Colquhoun mentioned as injured, is actually; AUS401232 Sgt Westmore Arthur COLQUHOUN RAAF.

    Col.
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    Thanks once again Col, really appreciate it!

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    Jim,

    To really get a handle on this op, you need to consult the following publication:

    Beware of the Dog at War:An Operational Diary of 49 Squadron spanning 49 Years 1916 - 1965.
    Ward,John.
    Belper:Author,1998(rep.).
    pp.164-7

    It contains a transcript of an interview with Wes Colquhoun RAAF. Wes, the sole survivor, was seriously injured in the crash of W4306 and was later repatriated to Australia. He passed away on 16th October, 1988.

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