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    Hello everyone

    Would anyone have a copy of the Tangmere ORB for May 1944? I'm trying to find if a 61 Sqn Lancaster made an emergencey landing there on the night of May 1st/2nd 1944.

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    Simon

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    Sorry Simon

    Typically, I have 1 Jun 1943-31 Mar 1944, and 26 Jun to 3 Jul 1944, but not April and May 1944! (I also have 1 Jul 1941 to 30 Jun 1942)

    Hope someone else is able to help you.

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    Thanks for checking Steve.

    Simon

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    Simon - approaching it from a slightly different angle, do you know if the Lanc sustained any damage, either before landing, or in the landing itself? If so, an Accident Card may have been raised which may provide some clues for you. I'm happy to check the Accident Cards, but it wont be until later this evening.

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    Thanks for the offer Greg.

    It was Lancaster LM481 'O' of 61 Sqn, damaged by flak over Toulouse on May 1/2 1944, which injured the Bomb Aimer and Flight Engineer, and it landed somewhere on the South Coast. The Bomb Aimer died of his wounds, and his death was registered at Chichester, so Tangmere seems a possible (likely?) candidate for a landing site. The Lancaster was repaired and returned to 61 Sqn.

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    What about Thorney Island? Nothing on Ford ORB for that date

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    Thorney Island is another possibility of course, as like Tangmere it's in the Chichester registration district. Thanks for checking the Ford ORB Pete.

    Simon
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    Just had confirmation that there's nothing in the Tangmere ORB for that day. Indeed there's nothing in it for May 1944 until May 8th - must have been a quiet start to the month!

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    Simon

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