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    Default Gerald Francis Westoby. 15/08/1941

    Hi,

    I am looking for more information on the above casualty.

    GF Westoby buried in Haddington and died on the date in the title.

    I may already have details of his incident but have not yet linked them.

    Can anyone provide details?

    Thanks.
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    HI Scott,
    Gerald Francis Westoby was killed when Defiant N1692 of 60 OTU hit a farm building while attempting to force land at West Mains Farm, 5KM SE of Haddington. No other fatality on board.

    Alan.

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    Thanks once again Alan.

    Got a few more queries so keep them coming.

    Once I get started filling in blanks it become a lot easier.

    Thanks.
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    I have a note that the (unnamed) gunner baled out.

    DaveW

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    Thanks again,

    This is why I always try to confirm 2 occupants in 2 or more seater aircraft. But as most of you know all too well usually the casualty is the easy one to get info on but the survivor or injured is a little harder to name etc.

    Does anyone know what record or records I would need to consult to find out the name of the other airmen?

    Thanks Dave.
    Last edited by Scott McIntosh; 11th August 2013 at 18:37. Reason: Confused this with another of my posts.
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    I have now managed to confim this in the 60OTU/132OTU ORB as being Defiant L1692

    But I have seen use of N1692 elsewhere. For the time being I am going with L1692 until I can prove it either way.
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