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    Default Halifax #746 of No. 58 Squadron lost on August 16, 1943

    Hello,
    I am very new to this so I apologize for my inexperience.
    I am looking for information about the above loss as it relates to the death of F/O Peter Yeates Williams (J218662).
    Specifically:
    1) details of loss (saw a note that it was lost over the Bay of Biscay to enemy fighters but there was no reference.
    2) Crew details? F/O Park I have noted but the rest of the crew were seemingly not Canadian and am thus at a loss.
    Thank you sincerely from any help you may be able to provide.
    Bob

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    Although I have no other details to hand at this moment, I can confirm that the aircraft was Halifax HR746 of No.58 Squadron and that two of the crew were members of the RCAF, viz:

    Flying Officer H.M. Park (pilot)
    Flying Officer P.Y. Williams (pilot)

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    Hi Bob, welcome to the RAF Forum!

    Ross from this forum posted the details about this loss on another forum which you can find out by Googling the Halifax serial:

    http://forum.keypublishing.com/showt...-Halifax-HR746

    Pavel
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    Thanks very much for the quick reply!
    I think this forum will be a great asset.
    Regards,
    Bob

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    Hi Pavel,
    That was fast and very helpful.
    It is very much appreciated.
    Will undoubtedly be posting more questions in the future.
    Kind regards,
    Bob

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    Bob you are welcome to post more question on this forum.

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    My father W.E.P.Webb (WO/AG) was with 58 Sqn in Aug 1943 and his log book states that on 8th Aug he was on A/S patrol in HR 746/G flying out of Homesley South F/O Ramsay pilot. He then went on to Halifax DT 636 before going back on to HR742,when they "machine gunned suspicious Tunneymen".

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