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    Is someone, perhaps Ross maybe, able to confirm for me the first RAAF member killed within Coastal Command? Thanks

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    Hi Dean,

    18/06/40
    15 Group Communications Flight
    Walrus I
    L2312

    F/L J N Bell RAAF
    Sgt C W Harris RAAF

    Hit embankment on landing in field on intelligence mission and overturned at Keranov, France. Destroyed by fire. Both crewmen were from No.10 (RAAF) Sqn)

    Both F/L Bell and Sgt Harris rest in Ploudaniel Churchyard.

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    Thanks Ross. I had to ask this question here as I could not see them listed in CCL Vol1. Is their omssion an error? Thanks

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    Hi Dean,

    The intention was to include support units in the proposed 4th Vol covering peacetime, support units and OTU losses.

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    Hello Dean,

    You can find some more info regarding this on http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/10_RAAF_squadron.html#1806
    It's quite a spectacular story.

    Regards,

    Bart

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