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    Default Sgt David Dewi Madoc Davies - 1021734 - Died 13/6/43 - 228 Sqd

    Hi Everyone,

    Thanks for all responses to my previous threads much appreciated.

    If some kind soul could furbish me with the following for the mentioned airman:

    Base;

    Aircraft flown;

    Serial No and Code;

    Possible Crash site.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Sgt D D M Davies is one of 7 airmen from 228 Sqn who lost their life on 13/06/43.
    All are listed on the Runnymede Memorial and have no known Grave which could suggest they were lost at sea. At the time of the loss 228 Sqn were operating Sunderlands from Pembroke Dock for Coastal Command.

    Andy
    Last edited by Andy Ingham; 11th June 2008 at 14:53. Reason: spelling

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    Sunderland DV967 described in AB as 'Missing'

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    More than 7 men Andy. Quite correct John.

    Attacked and damaged the U-564 but shot down into Bay of Biscay by either the U-634 or U-564. The U-564 was sunk the following day by another attack. All including F/Sgt Goldstone, from Brandon, Manitoba, Sgt Shaw from Montreal, Quebec, F/O Agur of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta and F/O MacDougall, of Kelowna, British Columbia, are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    F/O L B Lee
    F/O D F Hill
    P/O G F Lough
    F/O A K MacDougall RCAF
    F/O R J Agur RCAF
    Sgt V M Goldstone RCAF
    Sgt R A Shaw RCAF
    Sgt R E J Smith
    Sgt J W Fraser
    Sgt A Carmichael
    Sgt D M Davies

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    Noted Ross.
    My search of the CWGC database did not pick up the 4 Canadians.
    Andy

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    Default Sgt David Dewi Madoc Davies - 1021734 - Died 13/6/43 - 228 Sqd

    Hi,
    Have not got the full crew details, but Sunderland DV967 U/228 Sqdn, flown by F/O LB Lee from from Pembroke Dock, attacked U564, one of a group of five U-boats trying to give mutual protection to each other in position 44.30 N, 15.00 W. The Sunderland was shot down in the attack and all the crew were killed. U564 sustained such damage that its CO was obliged to break off his patrol and return to Bordeaux. He was escorted by U185 and both boats were attacked on 14 November by a Whitley of 10 OTU which sank U564, being damaged in the process and forced to ditch. The crew, piloted by Sgt AJ Benson, spent three days in their dinghy before being picked up by a French fishing boat and taken to Brest where they were made POW.
    Sources The Short Sunderland by Chaz Bowyer, , Short Sunderland in World War 2 by Andrew Hendrie and U-Boats destroyed by Paul Kemp.

    Alan Smith.

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    Default Sgt David Dewi Madoc Davies - 1021734 - Died 13/6/43 - 228 Sqd

    Gentlemen Hi,

    Thanks for the excellent replies much appreciated, knowledgable as always.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    The 10 OTU Whitley referred to in the thread was BD220 and it was lost on 14 June 1943, not November!
    Elliott Smock
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