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    Default R1802 F Freddy 149 Squadron

    Wellington IC R1802 'F' Freddy was flown by F/Lt Foreman and his crew on a regular basis in 1941.
    On the 25 July 1941 she returned from Hamburg with Flak Damage of over 40 holes and was again badly shot up by Flak 31 August 1941 Ops to Cologne.

    Has any member any knowledge of this particular aircraft and crew or have any thoughts on an engraving upon a cigarette case GEO. HARRISON & CO. & F for FREDDY

    Thanks as always.
    Colin.

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    Colin,
    Foreman's usual "mount" was T2898, "F" up until he crash landed it on 19th June 41 on return from Brest due to flak damage. He then used R1802 "F" for the first time, on 22/23rd June 41 to Bremen.

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    Hello,

    61478 S/L Douglas Montague FOREMAN DFC RAFVR - + 13-1-1943 No.12 OTU Wellington III X3338 - BCL7/192. DFC - https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...5322/page/6189

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    Resting between tours at OTU's claimed the life of F/Lt Foreman DFC. Thanks for that confirmation - F for Freddy and the connection to Geo Harrison & Co remains unsolved. This company do not appear to be connected to aircraft manufacturing, that had been my first thought.

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