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    Hello , does anyone have access to the 57 Sqd ORB , i am trying to find out more about the crew of Lancaster W4267 Crashed on the 21/1/43 while on X-Country Training flt 6 Crew Killed while another crew Member baled out safely
    Sgt Wood 1136273 Pilot
    Sgt Wetherell 575378 F/Eng
    Sgt Campbell 1147377 Nav.
    Sgt Chapman R/88749 B/A.
    P/O Anthony 124745 W/op AG.
    Sgt Bradley 1212989 A/G
    Sgt Long baled Out safely .

    A/C crashed 2 Mls NE of Caistor Lincs , when did this crew join 57 Sqd , did they fly any ops together the Pilot Sgt Wood had 298Hrs Flying time with 32 Hrs on Type any information would be most helpful

    TIA Phill Jones

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    Phill, Hi,
    Publication Date 23 February 1943
    The London Gazette, Supplement 35919, Page 979 Commissioning
    1188328 Thomas Henry ANTHONY (124745) Enlisted Apr/May 1940.
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    Phill,
    No record of when posted in, and no ops recorded for this crew prior to 27th Jan. ORB mistakenly records date of accident as 29th Jan.

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    Hi Peter & Alan ,

    Thank you for this , P/O Anthony is local to me and trying to tie up lose ends

    rgs Phill Jones

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    Phill,

    There is a possibility that your Sgt Long, who baled out of W4267 on 21-1-1943, is; 988528 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Norman LONG RAFVR. Sgt Long lost his life on 4/5-5-1943, when No.57 Sqn Lancaster III ED390, failed to return from Dortmund. BCL4/134.

    Needs confirmation.

    Col.

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    Hi Col,

    Many thanks for this i will try and tie this Up it all adds to the story

    rgs Phill Jones

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