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    Running through my files of 37 losses, operating out Tortorella, Italy, I’ll find a few gaps.
    Maybe some of you can help me to fill in these gaps.

    Serial Date Crew

    ???? 19-4-1943 Adams/Harris/Hayhurst/????/????
    ???? 7-7-1943 Cairncross/Edwards/Eyton-Jones/Helm/Walkin/Webb/Wheeler/Ousey/Nelson
    ???? 10-8-1943 Dudley/Lee/Lee/Pownall/Shone
    ???? 24-10-1943 Bridgeman/Davis/Emery/Hagan/Simmons/Sims
    ???? 8-6-1944 Davies/O’Dell/Rudland/Softley/Whitley/Whittingham

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    Hello,
    Odd, I thought that I had replied to this last night.
    Anyway here is what I have.
    19/4/43 - HE117 - Adams, Harris, Hayhurst.
    7-7-43 - HE761 and HE799, - Nelson, Eyton-Jones, Ousey, Webb, Cairncross, Edwards, Helm, Walkin, Wheeler. (9 ?).
    10-8-43 - HE758 - Lee,A; Dudley; Lee, W; Pownall; Shone.
    24-10-43 - LN335 - Emery; Bridgman; Simmons; Davis; Simms; Hagan.
    8-6-44 - MF196 - Davies; O'Dell; Rudland; Softley; Whitley; Whittingham.

    Alex

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    Hello,

    The pilot of No.37 Sqn Wellington X MF196, which was lost on 7/8-6-1944, was NZ412530 F/O (Pilot) Lancelot Vernon DAVIDSON RNZAF, not "DAVIES".

    See:FYT2/234 & FYT3/159.

    Col.

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    You did Alex
    Duplicated post
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?15291-info-wanted-37-Squadron
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thank you Alex and Col for your reply.

    Ed

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    Hello Dennis,
    Thanks, I thought that I was imagining things.
    Thanks also for additional info re pilot DAVIDSON, RNZAF.
    I now ask
    Was DAVIES also in this crew or is his name linked to this a/c in error ?

    Alex

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    There was no Davies among the crew of MF196, just Davidson.

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    Hello Errol,
    Many thanks for confirming detail on Davies.
    Alex

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