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    Hello,

    Could someone please provide the full entry from A-B's HA100 to HZ999 volume, for Wellington X HZ475?

    Thanks.

    Col.

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    Doesn't say a lot

    "HZ475 310 FTU/ 1 OADU/37/150/142 Missing 18.1.44"

    Hope this helps
    J

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    John,

    Thanks for that! I can't find a recorded 142 Squadron loss on 18-1-1944 -

    http://www.aviationarchaeology.org.u...sqn_losses.htm

    No reflection on you. I am seeking a serial for a No.37 Wellington lost returning from attacking Pontassieve marshalling yards in Italy on the aforementioned date (have crew and other details, need a serial).

    HNY.

    Col.

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    If it helps, try the following:

    8/1/44 LN346 37 Sqn on return from Villaorba
    24/1/44 HZ515 37 Sqn Maribor
    27/1/44 HE898 37 Sqn Missing
    18/1/44 JA122 40 Sqn

    Colin Cummings

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    Colin,

    Appreciate your efforts, but I think I'll stick with HZ475. The 37 Squadron crew were initially listed as missing, the wreck later being located on Monte Vulture, 5m SSW of Melfi, Italy. No Survivors,

    Crew:

    657999 F/Sgt (Pilot) John Alexander William SCOTT RAF +
    AUS420964 F/Sgt (Nav.) Ronald Stanley LAING RAAF +
    1033056 F/Sgt (W.Op./[Air]) John Thomas HOOD RAFVR +
    1601192 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Albert DIDLUCK RAFVR +
    1454045 F/Sgt (Air Bomber) Arthur James McCandlish MILLICHIP RAFVR +
    1392304 F/Sgt (Air Gnr.) Robert Charles McGILLIVRAY RAFVR +

    All buried Bari War Cemetery.

    Col.

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