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    Default P/O George Leslie COSTER 108 Sqdn

    Hopefully I have not missed him on this forum, if so, apologies
    All I have is CWGC entry putting him in 108 Sqdn as F/O , died 8th March 1944, buried Malta. His head stone has him as P/O Observer.

    Same day, F/Sgt John Gilbert JONES a pilot of 108 Sqdn died and is buried in same cemetery.. I can not find any trace of an aircraft crash that day in or off Malta.

    Any ideas please

    Tony

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    Tony, Hi,

    Malcolm's excellent RAFWEB (and BMD sites) to the rescue:-

    George Leslie Coster b. Q1 1906 (Reg West Ham 4a 436)

    Cpls. 845578 [AAF] George Leslie COSTER (145040). Commissioned Plt Off 19th June 1943.
    Promoted Fg Off 19 Dec 1943

    08-Mar
    COSTER, GEORGE LESLIE(145040) age: Unknown RAF Fg Off
    JONES, JOHN GILBERT (1231189) age: 23 RAFVR Flt Sgt
    They were probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, KW157 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into Wellington, JA378 and a fuel bowser after swinging on take off at Luqa. He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

    HTH

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    Thanks for that, that last bit was what I was after, I seem to have the rest of his story.

    Where exactly did you find the incident details, I looked everywhere, or so I thought.

    Regards

    Tony

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    Tony,

    Malcolm Barrass’ RAFWEB site (http://www.rafweb.org) is very good. Much of it is open to all. But some (including the ‘Casualties’ section) requires you to become a Member in order to view the details.

    HTH

    Peter Davies
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    Quote Originally Posted by Resmoroh View Post
    Tony,

    Malcolm Barrass’ RAFWEB site (http://www.rafweb.org) is very good. Much of it is open to all. But some (including the ‘Casualties’ section) requires you to become a Member in order to view the details.

    HTH

    Peter Davies

    Damn, I forgot that one Thanks for your help

    Tony

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