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    Default Flt. Sergeant 1315293 Richard Webb Maggs - 153 Squadron RAFVR

    The names of three men from our village who were killed in WWII are missing from the war memorial so I am in the process of finding irrefutable evidence for one man in particular - Flt. Sergeant 1315293 Richard Webb Maggs of 153 Squadron RAFVR.

    The CWGC states that he lost his life on 6th September 1943 and wonder if there is a member of this forum who can throw some light on how or whereabouts he was killed. Maggs is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Hello,

    1315293 F/Sgt Richard Webb MAGGS and 1196636 F/Sgt Kenneth TIMMS were both lost in No.153 Sqn Beaufighter VIF V8816 when an engine cut on patrol and the aircraft ditched 33m North of Cherchel, Algeria, on 6 September, 1943.

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    Hi

    For accuracy Maggs was a member of the RAFVR but No 153 Squadron was a RAF unit not RAFVR unit, The RAFVR di not have its own squadrons.

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    Have to agree with Col, according to the 153sqdn ORB, he was flying Beaufighter V8816, which took off from Reghaia for a patrol on 5/9/43 at 01.00hrs, Radioed in between 4.02 and 4.10 that his port engine had failed and needed a homing signal. Special searches were carried out next day, but although "packs" were dropped to two dinghys seen in the area, no further trace was fouind/.

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    Which village are you referring to Mangoman?

    Brian

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    Many thanks to those who have helped me in my quest to find out more on Flt. Sgt. Richard Webb Maggs. very much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyffe View Post
    Which village are you referring to Mangoman?

    Brian
    Mangotsfield in South Gloucestershire

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