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    Default 29 March 1945 - Italian crash site

    Greetings Everyone,

    Back again with another curly one from my Italian contact. The only information I have on this crash in 1945 is:-

    29 March 1945

    Twin engined aircraft.

    Near QUINZANO d'OGLIO (BRESCIA) 12 km E of GENIVOLTA.

    This time I have only found a possible Mosquitoe of 237 Squadron and one crew members name - F/O. Harold Edgar Cecil AYLWARD. Did he crash at the above location?

    If anyone can come up with anything it would again, be most appreciated.

    Cheers,

    Digger.
    Last edited by Arthur Arculus; 14th November 2007 at 00:56. Reason: Spelling and odd extra word

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    The US 416th NFS lost a Mosquito in N. Italy on this date, I don't have a location though.

    Edit - So far as I can see, 237 Sqn was on Spitfires at the time.

    A couple of USAAF B-25s were also lost, though again I'm not the man to ask re: exactly where.

    USAAF activities that day are here:

    http://www.usaaf.net/chron/45/mar45.htm


    Database of losses with aircrew casualties is here:

    http://www.armyairforces.com/dbmacr.asp


    Sometimes a little more info is available here (use the tail number on the MACR):

    http://users.rcn.com/jeremy.k/serialSearch.html
    Last edited by mhuxt; 14th November 2007 at 10:20. Reason: Info

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    Default 29 March 1945 - Italian crash site

    Greetings MHUXT,
    You are correct 237 was a Spitfire Sqn, I accidently turned two pages of my 'Fighter Squadrons of the RAF' and got the end of No 239 Sqn !!

    I also feel that it must have been Americans that crashed at that postition as only one British airman was killed on the 29th in Italy (CWGC) I received this info only yesterday

    Thanks indeed for your assistance,
    Digger.

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