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    Default 10 Sqn RAAF v U-518 - 30 June 1943

    Hi All

    A Sunderland of 10 Sqn RAAF attacked U-518 on 30 Jun 1943 during which the rear gunner was mortally injured.

    However, I have two unaccounted casualties for this date: -

    LAC NUTTALL, ERNEST (1305857) RAFVR; age: 22
    LAC TAYLOR, JAMES RENTON (1342823) RAFVR; age: 22

    Whilst not of aircrew rank, they are both buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery and Coastal Command Sunderlands did carry non-aircrew personnel. Does anyone know if one or both of these were involved in the incident?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,

    https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=1158578 (Pg 1184) shows they were not on this aircraft.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Hi Malcolm,

    10 Jun 43 other sources have this as 30 Jun 43:

    Fardella, Edward L, O-793598, 308FS (Spitfire?)

    Collided with the wreck of a Spitfire, at Gozo Airfield, killing Leading Aircraftsman Ernie Nuttall, 1305857, and Leading Aircraftsman James Renton Taylor, 1342823, of 3231 RAF Servicing Commando Unit

    http://raf-112-squadron.org/31stfghonor_roll43_44.html

    Regards

    Mojmir

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    Hi

    I incorrectly assumed Pembroke Military Cemetery was in South Wales, should have adopted the old adage, 'never assume, check'

    Cheers

    Malcolm

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