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    Hello,

    Could someone with the appropriate A-B volume, please provide me with a full service history of Wellington X HE532? Thanks.

    Col.

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    Hello Col

    HE532 : 311 FTU /15 OTU / 21 OTU SOC 11/3/48

    Quite short...

    HTH

    Joss

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    Joss,

    Thanks a lot! I'm researching an incident that occurred on 30-6-1943, at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. I believe Wellington X HE532 was involved. Could really be any of the units mentioned. More work required.

    Col.
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    My father, then FO JA Abrahams 18 OTU, flew this aircraft as second pilot on a 1 hour familiarisation flight out of RAF Worksop on 19 October 1944.
    His only flying experience in an (ex?) operational bomber.
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    Hello,

    The incident I referred to was, as follows:

    30/06/1943
    No.311 Ferry Training Unit, Moreton-in-Marsh.
    Wellington X HE532

    Aircraft detailed for a non-operational day training flight. The Wellington forced-landed in a field near Chipping Norton after both engines cut, due to fuel exhaustion.

    AUS296158 P/O (Pilot) Ronald Alec BINT RAAF - Injured - Face, Lacerations and concussion (later F/L, DFC, 150 Sqn. LG: 23/05/1944)
    1253508 Sgt (Nav.) Stanley Charles PARISH RAFVR - Uninjured
    R76853 Sgt (Bomb Aimer) J K SMITH RCAF - Uninjured
    1322196 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Douglas Richard COOK RAFVR - Uninjured
    1047264 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Dennis GOLDSBROUGH RAFVR - Uninjured.

    Pilot taken to War Memorial Hospital, Chipping Norton, remainder of crew to Moreton-in-Marsh.

    Wellington obviously repaired and had later service.

    Col.
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    Hello Col,
    Not noted in BCL vol 8,possibly because the a/c was returned to service , or Chorley overlooked it ?
    Alex

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    Alex,

    Please read posts #2 & 5 (ultimate sentence).

    The unfortunate 1322196 Sgt (later W/O) Douglas Richard COOK RAFVR, survived the European war only to be killed during Operation "DODGE", when No.626 Sqn Lancaster I RF159, crashed at Carcassonne, near Toulouse in southern France, on 07/08/1945 - see: BCL6/180.

    1047264 Sgt (later W/O) Dennis "Goldie" GOLDSBROUGH RAFVR, later emigrated to Australia, arriving aboard the "Castel Felice" at Melbourne (with his wife, Alice) on 02/03/1964. He died there on 06/02/1996, at the age of 72. He rests in Rye Cemetery, Victoria, Australia.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 29th November 2020 at 04:15.

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