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    Default 612 Squadron Whitley Vii WL-X lost near Brest 26.3.42

    This aircraft was taking part in an anti-shipping sweep having taken off from St. Eval on 26th March 1942. It failed to return and its crew (F/O Bow, Sgt Newman, F/O Potter, P/O Stein, Sgt Tookey, Sgt Young) are buried in Roscanvel Communal Cemetery on the Crozon peninsula. Does anyone have any details of the circumstances of this loss or of any personal details of the crew members, please?

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    Hello,

    Aircraft was Whitley VII Z6964.

    Col.

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    Thank you, Col. Most helpful.

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    Hi,
    According to local accounts, the pilot may have tried to crashland in a foggy weather. An engine is kept in a private museum in Brittany. There is an existing picture of the wreck.
    If you may provide your e-mail to mine gildassaouAThotmail.com, I may provide two pages I made in 2014 about it.
    Hope this helps
    Gildas

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