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    I am looking for aircraft/aircrew information for Thomas Watt. He was a member of 142 Squadron and was shot down Nov 1942 i believe. I think he was flying a Wellington Mk III at the time. I am just looking for the aircraft serial number and any other info on the flight that I can get.

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    Hello,

    20/21 Nov 1942
    No.142 sqn
    Wellington III BK536:QT-C
    Op: Torino

    T/o 1828 Newmarket. Abandoned, due to engine failure, approximately 30 km E of Paris.

    W/O G R E Gregory - pow
    P/O A G Edwards - pow
    Sgt W G Greaves - pow
    Sgt R G Smith - evaded *
    J/10022 P/O (Air Gnr.) Thomas More WATT RCAF - pow

    BCL3/263

    * Failed to return again on 218 Sqn, 23/24-9-1943 (Mannheim) PoW. Repatriated February 1945 - See: RAF Evaders/Clutton-Brock pp.160-1 & 400, and BCL4/332.

    Col.
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    Thank you very much Sir, that more than answers my question.

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    Another question, do you have any information on the mission? Was the plane shot down en route to the target or was it on its way home?

    Thanks again

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    Hello

    The target was Torino in Italy, as stated by Col.

    I have the appendice 'C' of Sgt Reginald Geoffrey Smith, 1195327. I don't have the details, as I don't have his evasion report, neither does he give any details about the loss of his crew, as it's not the relevant document for that. The evasion report # 1704 would likely give some details about the circumstances of the loss of the Wellington, and say if it occured outbound or on the return leg. I'm sure you can buy a copy of it, online, from the website site of The national Archives in Kew.

    Joss

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    I will look into that.

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    Hello,

    Wellington III BK536, was abandoned on return from Turin (Torino), after engine failure 20m E of Paris.

    See: A-B's RAF Aircraft BA100 to BZ999 (2nd ed.)/Halley(Comp.) p.62.

    Col.

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    Thank you very much Col.

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    Jt_watt, I have sent you a PM.

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    Hello,
    I am a french documentary film maker and I am working on a documentary film project about the french resistance net "Sibiril" from "Carantec". One airman from Raf, Sgt Reginald Geoffrey Smith, 1195327, gunner aboard theWellington III BK536:QT-C, from No.142 sqn, abandoned his airplane after crash in france during the night of 20/21 Nov 1942. Later on, this airman escape to England aboard a french boat named "Yvonne"....I am looking for information about this Reginald Geoffrey Smith, from is date of birth to now, and details about the crash of Nov 1942. ...thanks in advance for your help.... rutman.rodolphe@orange.fr

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