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    Default Stirling W-7572

    On august 25 1942 Stirling W-7572 from N° 149 sqdn crashed near Thieulain in Belgium . The crew : Sgt Baker D.A. (EVD) - Sgt Downing J.B. (POW) 574193 – Sgt Berthelsen F.J. RNZAF (EVD) – Sgt Robinson (POW) -Sgt Williams H. (POW - WIA - EVD) – F/S Wood V.S. (POW) – Sgt Jenkins T.J. (EVD) . Can someone help me with the first names of the crewmembers.

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    Alain

    The WWII Escape and Evasion Information Exchange website

    http://www.conscript-heroes.com/escapelines/SPGnumbers.html

    Lists the following:
    Sgt Thomas John Jenkins
    Sgt F John Berthelson
    Sgt Douglas A Baker

    Unfortunately, for Sgt Robinson & Sgt Williams it only gives their initial, not the full first name

    Hope this is of some help.

    Interestingly the Squadron History "Strong by Night" records that on the mission on 18 August this crew brought back OJ-P W7589 on two engines, crash landing at Feltwell after being attacked by fighters on it's return from Osnabrück.

    Dave

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    Alain,

    The RNZAF airman's full name was

    NZ41530 Frederick John Berthelsen

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    Thanks gentleman.
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    Default 149 Stirling W7572

    Crew were: Sgt Baker. D. A; Capt. Sgt Berthelson F J Observer; Sgt Williams. H. W/Op; Flt Sgt Wood. V. S. M/Upper;
    Sgt Downing. J. B. Flt Eng; Sgt Robinson. G. F/Gunner; Sgt Jenkins. T.J. R/Gunner. Took off Lakenheath 21.22 FTR. Target Frankfurt.
    One aircraft crashed and burnt out 10 Mins after take-off- all killed. Other seven (of 9) bombed with "Good concentration of fires shown..."

    From 149 ORB,
    http://www.stirlingpilot.org.uk

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    Thanks gentleman

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    Default 149 Sqn Striling W7572

    The full story of this crew's career , shoot down, evaders and POW camps is now available at the Mildenhall Register site http://www.mildenhallregister.stirlingpilot.org.uk/Milden5.htm .I hope it answers any questions about the crew concerned.

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    Thanks Alan

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