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    Hi,

    Boston III AL721 of No. 88 Squadron "hit the groud while flying at 230 mph" at Oulton at noon on 28/01/1943 and was Struck off Charge.

    The Squadron O.R.B. doesn't mention the accident...

    The ORB Appendice confirms Free French onboard and also an airman passenger. All were taken to Norfolk and Norwich hospital for treatment.

    Does anybody have names of the crew for this accident ? from the form 1180 (accident card) or Oulton station ORB ?

    TIA

    Bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand,

    Pilot A. J. Ginns FFAF

    http://www.aircrewremembered.com/Bom...?s=22000&q=Sqd

    Look at No.23720.

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Thanks for the quick reply ; read GINS rather GINNS

    He is a Compagnon de la Libération (When the decree to deactivate the Order of the Liberation was signed on January 23rd, 1946, there were exactly 1,036 Companions of the Liberation, five French communities and eighteen combat units that had received the award.

    Out of the 1,036 Companions, 271 received the award posthumously and 65, who were already Companions, died in combat or serving their country before the end of the war. More than 700 actually survived the war.

    Approximately two thirds of the Companions of the Liberation had served in the ranks of the Free French Forces, and another third were part of the Resistance movement inside France.)


    http://www.ordredelaliberation.fr/fr...alexandre-gins

    Any name of the second crew ?

    Bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand,

    Look at the date:

    ...Le 17 janvier 1943, au cours d'une sortie en service commandé, son appareil connaît un incident technique. Il parvient à poser son avion mais il est gravement blessé à la colonne vertébrale à l'atterrissage.

    Après trois mois de plâtre, il reprend son service sans prendre de convalescence et rejoint le Groupe de bombardement Lorraine le 11 mai 1943. ...

    http://www.ordredelaliberation.fr/fr...alexandre-gins

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    Hi,

    it is not 17 january 1943. On 22 january 1943, AL721 flew with an ops on St Omer [Arques] Fort Rouge 13:51 15:52 with A. GINS/ F/O J.P. VALTON/ P.J. SINIBALDI and Sgt N. BROOKS.

    Bertrand

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