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    Default 204 Squadron Sunderland crewman wounded 26 July 1940 - who?

    Hi guys

    A crew member of a 204 Squadron Sunderland was wounded on 26 July 1940 during an engagement with a Do18.

    I can't locate his name. Any ideas, please?

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    Brian

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    Brian,

    The period July to September 1940 inclusive in the 204 Squadron ORB (AIR 27/1209) seems to be missing. Most unfortunate, but maybe someone can prove me wrong.

    Regards,

    Martin.

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    Hi Martin

    I believe you are correct - that is the result I got!!

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Hi Brian,

    Try the Station ORB. I have no experience of the Sunderland squadrons but for 235 Sqn there is more information in the Station ORBs than in the sqn ORB (advice from Hans Nauta).

    Cheers,
    Peter

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    Hi Brian

    You will find the answer here, on RAF Commands!

    AIR 81/1216 1940 Jan 01 – 1940 Dec 31 Leading Aircraftman J Wharton: injured; Sunderland N9023 on patrol between the Shetlands and the Norwegian Coast, 26 July 1940.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archives/...-1200-to-1488/

    AIR 81 – RAF Casualty Packs

    by Paul McMillan

    Sunderland N9023 KG-G from 204 Sqn later crashed into a mountain in fog (near Fragjadalsfjall, Iceland) in the morning of 24/4/41.

    Source: Ross McNeill, Coastal Commmand Losses.

    Regards

    Finn Buch
    Last edited by Argus; 11th April 2015 at 18:17.

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    Many thanks, Finn

    Another query solved and another name recorded.

    Cheers
    Brian

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    Thanks to Finn for providing the missing piece of the jigsaw. Here is a little more.
    The 'Flight Archives' website has a 616661 LAC J C Wharton in a list of wounded and injured published on 22 August 1940. Checking the AIR 78/168 file (part 1, page 659) one finds a 'Jack Charles Wharton' with this service number.

    Regards,

    Martin.

    P.S. I am having a lot of trouble today trying to log in. Mostly it is not allowing me to.

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    Hi Finn & Martin

    Excellent detective work!

    Cheers
    Brian

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