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Thread: Casualties on Circus 140 to Calais Silk Factory, 26 April 1942 (Some Kiwis?)

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    Default Casualties on Circus 140 to Calais Silk Factory, 26 April 1942 (Some Kiwis?)

    A pilot of 19 Squadron sustained combat damage on the above operation. Can anyone provide me a name and a serial, please?

    Two pilots of 485 Squadron were also casualties. 403546 Flt Sgt T. C. Goodlet was shot down and captured in BM290, and Plt Off L. M. Ralph was wounded in BM197. Can anyone provide me a forename for each man, please?

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    Lloyd Ralph

    Travis Goodlet

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    Steve

    I have BL316 of 19S as being written off after combat, no name though. I also have a third 485 casualty, BM319 with JR Liken NZ404385 .
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    Last edited by davew; 10th March 2014 at 23:18. Reason: Service No corrected, thanks to Errol

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    Pilot of BL316 was Rene J. Royer (F). He force-landed between Dover and Deal without injury.

    John Engelsted

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    Steve,

    NZ403546 Travis Coburn Goodlet (PoW)

    NZ401779 Lloyd Mackay Ralph

    NZ404385 (note number) John Raby Liken +

    NZ39931 John Gordon Pattison, also of 485 Sqn, shot down/baled uninjured out and rescued from English Channel 90 mins later.

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    Thanks guys

    I appreciate your responses on the names and details I did not have.

    Errol, I have conflicting information on whether Liken was KIA or DOW. Can you confirm, please?

    John, do you have Royer's rank, please?

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    Royer was a Sgt at the time.

    John

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    Thanks John
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    Steve,

    Yes, sorry - he was DOW not KIA.

    Sun 26 Apr 1942
    Fighter Command

    High cover escort to Hurribombers on raid against Calais, France
    485 Squadron, RNZAF (Kenley, Surrey - 11 Group)
    Spitfire VB BM139/E - took off at 1710 with others of the Squadron and one of three which failed to return. Enemy fighters in strength intercepted the escort over coastal France and inflicted heavy loss. Flt Sgt T C Goodlet, RNZAF, was brought down over France, baling out to become a prisoner. Fg Off J C Pattison, RNZAF, baled out into the sea near Dungeness after gliding across the English Channel with a shot up engine and was rescued uninjured from his dinghy within about 90 minutes. The pilot of BM139, wounded in the fighting and his machine critically damaged, also baled out near the English coast, at 1810. Although soon rescued by launch, he died in hospital that evening and is buried near the base at Whyteleafe.
    Pilot: NZ404385 Flt Sgt John Raby LIKEN, RNZAF - Age 28. 345hrs. 38th op.

    Errol

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    Thanks for those additional details, Errol
    Regards
    Steve
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