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    Hi,
    I'm looking for information about 10 sqd RAAF. Its ORB is unfortunately not available on the net.
    I would like to know, if possible:
    - The crew and the circumstances of the disappearance of RB/Y-3999, Sunderland on 21 June 1942.
    - On a date unknown to me, but in between 15 December 1941 and 21 June 1942, a 10 Sqd RAAF’s pilot (Hazard Jacques (FF)) participated in a mission during which his Sunderland was badly damaged and part of his crew injured.

    What is the date of this event ?
    Regards
    MLT

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    Hi Michel

    Sunderland III, W3999 of No 10 (RAAF) Sqn exploded after making a successful forced landing on the sea after being attacked by an Arado Ar 196 during an ASR patrol.

    Malcolm

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    The National Australian Archive has files for the following under W3999, although none are digitised:

    BENISON Philip Mervyn - (Sergeant); Service Number - 11065; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942
    CHATAWAY, Cosmo Clive - (Flying Officer); Service Number - 405394; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942
    DORNEY Thomas - (Aircraftman I); Service Number - 19034; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942
    GILBERT Bruce Napoleon - (Pilot Officer); Service Number - 401596; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942
    MCLEAN John Valentine - (Sergeant); Service Number - 405419; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942
    TAYLOR James Edward - (Sergeant); Service Number - 3846; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Date - 21 June 1942
    TIPPING Francis William - (Aircraftman 1); Service Number - 4089; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 22 June 1942
    WILLIS Robert George - (Leading Aircraftman); Service Number - 11931; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942
    WINTERFLOOD William Lawrence - (Sergeant); Service Number - 405093; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Sunderland W3999; Place - Air sea rescue, United Kingdom; Date - 21 June 1942

    Martyn

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    Michel,

    Take a look here:

    http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/rese...9125z003_1.pdf

    See: p.20 of 164

    Col.

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    Thanks all for your so quick answers, these details are very precious, as there is no ORB on the net for this RAAF squadron

    MLT

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    Michel,

    No.10 Sqn RAAF ORB 1939-1943:

    http://naa12.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetri...arcode=1158578

    1,426 pages!

    Re: your query on P/O Jacques Victor Adolphe HAZARD FF, and the op between Dec '41 and June '42.

    See the following pages of the above ORB:

    pp.778-80 of 1426 (MOUNTBATTEN 11/6/42), and p.800 of 1426 (Mountbatten 11/6/42 Sunderland Mk.II W3993:W)

    Crew:

    AUS651 F/L (Capt./Pilot) Eric Bruce MARTIN RAAF
    30251 P/O (1st Pilot) Jacques Victor Adolphe HAZARD FF.
    AUS406796 P/O (2nd Pilot) Geoffrey George ROSSITER RAAF
    AUS30756 P/O (Nav.) Jack HOLLAND RAAF
    AUS416275 P/O (Nav/U.I.) Arthur Reginald MEAKER RAAF
    AUS3624 Sgt (1st Fitter) Oswald Ernest BRILL RAAF
    AUS9220 Cpl (2nd Fitter) William Joseph FITZGERALD RAAF
    AUS707 Sgt (1st W./Op) Edward Charles BIGGS RAAF
    AUS408571 Sgt (2nd W.Op.) George Ernest COYSH RAAF
    AUS16858 LAC (Rigger) Douglas Lloyd GRAHAM RAAF
    AUS416274 Sgt (Air Gnr.[Tail]) Reginald Frederick MATTNER RAAF
    AUS13421 LAC (Armourer) Guthrie Charles Erskine HORE RAAF

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 21st November 2013 at 22:20.

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    Hi col.

    the link is not working. I find this message: "An unexpected error has occured. Please close this browser window and try again.

    If you have any questions, please contact the National Archives Reference Service and quote the Following Information:

    Application Name: Search and Retrieve
    Environment: Production
    File number: Log_22_11_2013_22hrs58min609ms.xml"


    how can proceed to access the information?

    thank you

    MLT

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    Michel,

    You are not logged on.

    Go to: http://naa12.naa.gov.au/Scripts/SuggestLogon.asp

    Click on Login, click on Guest - now return to RAFCommands and try the link again.

    Col.

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    Hello All

    For Aircraft W3999 RB-Y, researcher Dr Roberts who got access to the AHB in the 1970s also lists:-

    10 Sq. RB-Y Base Mount Batten 1/3/42 "15.40 Aircraft fell heavily due to sudden gust of wind on landing. Port float damaged. On flight test of automatic pilot. Cat. Ac."

    Mark

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    1-3-1942
    No.10 Sqn RAAF
    Sunderland III W3999:RB-Y

    F/L Reg Marks experienced a severe wind shear during test flight of auto pilot when alighting, and was dumped heavily onto the water; one float broke off and the port mainplane which had just dipped into the sea was twisted. Additionally, the port engine was 'drowned' and the hull broken aft. A pinnace was required to tow the damaged Sunderland with its somewhat shaken crew back to the mooring area at Mount Batten.

    F/L (Capt./Pilot) Reginald William MARKS RAAF
    P/O (1st Pilot) John Parker ROBERTS RAAF
    P/O (2nd Pilot) Arthur Francis O'DWYER RAAF
    Pass: P/O Maxwell Stanley MAINPRIZE RAAF
    Pass: F/O ERICKSON RCAF
    Pass: Mr REYNOLDS - Short Brothers.

    See:
    'Maritime is Number Ten':A History of No.10 Squadron RAAF - The Sunderland Era 1939-1945.
    Baff,Kevin F/L. (Compiler & researcher)
    Netley:Author,1983.
    pp.198 & 433.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 23rd November 2013 at 23:05.

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