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    Default Walrus Squadron identification needed.

    Hi,

    On August 25th 1944 a unknown Walrus was sent to Felixstowe to look for survivors of a ditch 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Lancaster. They pick up one gunner who sadly died in hospital. I am looking to I.D the Walrus crew and squadron. Also dispatched were two launches, I'm interested in identifying where they came from, local or Newhaven ?

    Any help most welcome.

    Thank you

    Steve
    Last edited by Steve Smith; 12th August 2017 at 08:31.
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    Hi Steve,

    We have this, but doesn't look like your incident:

    25-8-1944
    No.277 Squadron
    Walrus L2183

    F/O Hodder, 2 Group HQ Sqn, who was badly injured eight miles S of Newhaven. Three dead bodies in the water,12:15-15:15 hrs

    Walrus Crew:

    Lt J D Nunn
    AUS406336 F/O Cecil Gloucester Walker RAAF (later F/L, MiD - + 6-3-1945 No.278 Sqn - Walrus I L2271)
    Sub Lt A W Moore
    (Shoreham)

    See:
    Another Kind of Courage
    Franks,Norman.
    Sparkford:Patrick Stephens Ltd.,1994.
    p.221

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th August 2017 at 09:24.

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