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    Default 304 Sqn Wellington X3164, ditched 30-11/1-12-41

    Afternoon all,

    304 Squadron Wimpy X3164 ditched off the coast of Great Yarmouth late in the evening of the 30th of November 1941, returning from Hamburg. Chorley '41 page 188 refers.

    The crew all managed to get into the dinghy and apparently were later picked up by a Supermarine Walrus of the ASR Service.

    Does anyone know which unit and Walrus were involved?

    Thanks as always,

    Greg
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    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
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    Greg,

    Picked up by No.278 Sqn Walrus L2238.

    First off the mark was 278 Squadron. On the afternoon of 1 December 1941, Sergeant W. F. Sims with Flight Sergeant S A. Hurrell as air gunner, searching for a missing crew in Lysander V9609, found six men huddled in a dinghy. A Walrus was called, and Flight Lieutenant P. R. Smith and Flight Sergeant Atkinson, in Walrus L2238, flew to the spot, landed and picked up six Polish airmen.

    See:
    Another Kind of Courage:Stories of the UK-based Walrus Air-Sea Rescue Squadrons.
    Franks,Norman.
    Sparkford:Patrick Stephens Ltd.,1994.
    p.21

    From the Archive: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-Fleet-Air-Arm

    Col.
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    Brilliant, many thanks Col.

    All the best,

    Greg
    "You can take the boy out of Wales,
    But you can't take Wales out of the boy!!"

    Greg Harrison
    100 Squadron and 100 Squadron Association Historian
    100 Squadron Researcher 1917 - present day
    1 Group Researcher 1940 - 1945

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