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    I watched this on channel 4 and he was at Oban and he went out on a boat and had a submersible dive a unknown Catalina wreck any ideas of a possible Id?

    It looks like the Pilot might have managed to escape if there was a hatch over the cockpit ?

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    Hello,

    A possibility:

    On 11 January, 1942, No.210 Sqn Catalina I AH547:DA-H departed Oban 06:35, detailed to escort Convoy SC62. The aircraft porpoised on take-off, stalled and crashed.

    The No.210 Sqn History, "To The Ends of the Earth 210 Squadron's Catalina Years", by Mike Seymour and Bill Balderson, Paterchurch Publications, 1999 (p.14), suggests that AH547/H, is down in deep water, beyond normal diving depths, well silted over like the galleon in Tobermory. As far as is known P/O Baker (1st Pilot), Sgt Newton and Sgt McKenzie are still with her. Don Campbell did suggest that Sgt Sam Lockett was also killed in this crash, but no evidence to support this has been found. Most of the crew who survived were injured.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 28th August 2018 at 09:24.

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    Thanks I think they said wreck at 75 meters will need to check program

    Paul

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