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    Default Wellington AD626, 37 Sqdn, lost 19/20 May 1942

    Please can anybody tell me if the loss of Wellington AD626 of 37 Sqn bombing Heraklion/Crete on 19/20 May 1942 has been matched with any German or Italian claims, either flak or fighter ? I have checked my various books including Bomber Losses in the Middle East, and an old copy of Fighters Over the Desert but haven't found anything. If not I presume it suffered engine failure or similar.
    thanks Pete

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    Hello,

    Not much I'm afraid:

    Tuesday-Wednesday 19/20 May 1942,
    British Casualties
    37 Sqn Wellington Ic AD626 MiA from raid on Heraklion, Crete; Plt Off A.D.J. Salt and five KiA.

    German Claims

    Flak - Wellington - 6km E Heraklion, Crete 0132.

    See:
    A History of the Mediterranean Air War 1940-1945 Volume Two: North African Desert February 1942 - March 1943
    Shores,Christopher et al.
    London:Grub Street,2012.
    p.655

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 9th March 2017 at 13:19.

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    thanks Col, I haven't treated myself to that "new" series yet, I shall do !

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