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    Hi i am compiling Bios on Sidney Osbourne Bufton , Harry Emlyn Bufton and John Raymond Bufton who where local to me , I am trying to confirm details that are mentioned in "Bomber Barons" By Chaz Bowyer .

    " Hal Bufton ( Harry Emlyn ) was posted to No 9 Sqd in Early 1941 , the Book goes on to state that during Feb 1941 while flying a wellington he was forced to ditch in the MED while attacking an Italian Target , he was rescued by a Spanish Fisherman with whom he stayed for two months before returning to his Sqd and resuming Ops .

    can anyone supply anything further on this statement ????.

    In Aug 41 he and his crew were forced to Crash land another Wimpy after Engine trouble during a raid to Cologne he and two others evaded but three others became POWS .

    Would welcome anyone who can shed any light on the Feb 41 Incident .

    TIA Phill Jones

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    Hi Phill

    There's a bio on Sidney on my website.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm .
    i have sidney's bio from your Website i was looking for more on His Brother Harry Emlyn Bufton another Brother John Raymond was lost in In 1940 a very interesting family

    rgs Phill

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    Hello

    H.E. Bufton has an evasion report in Kew, in WO 208/3307, report 610, and an appendix C in WO 208/5582, which doesn't bring anything really. His Wellington came down near Le Cateau (Nord Département in France).

    I haven't spotted anything in February 1941 in the Squadron ORB matching the details you give.

    Joss

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    Hello Joss.

    Thank you , i will obtain a copy of the Evasion report again my thanks for replying

    rgs Phill Jones

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    Hello

    Phill, e-mail me and I'll send them to you. As I said, I'm interested in Harry as he's "local" for me too, for he came down in my research area.

    Joss

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    Joss ,

    mail sent Phill

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