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    Hello,

    Seeking full service history/fate of Thunderbolt I FL827. Could someone with A-B's FA100 to FZ999, please oblige.

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    Hi Col,

    This does not specifically answer your query, but I guess you noticed RV Palesy (Aus.413027) has a casualty file in relation to FL827? According to the diary of LD O’Connor (Aus.430394) - Palesy was with 258 Sqn RAF when the unit were converting from Hurricanes to Thunderbolts. This fits with the casualty file date of 29 Sept 44. Ralph apparently broke his leg when bailing out at 500ft during a training flight (a google search shows this was a collision with HD141). It seems Palesy may have rejoined 258 around May 45.

    Regards, Drew

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    Hello Drew,

    Yes, I had the basic information on AUS413027 W/O Ralph Vincent PALESY RAAF, but lacked a unit. Hence the need for a history of Thunderbolt I FL827. Oddly, it appears as if Palesy never applied for membership of the Caterpillar Club, at least he is not mentioned in any of the standard refs.

    Thanks for your help.

    Would still like a service history of Thunderbolt FL827, and to help in identifying the pilot of Thunderbolt I HD141, a history of this aircraft would be helpful.

    Col.

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    Hi Col

    FL827 was with 258 Sqn until colliding with HD141 also of 258 Sqn

    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm,

    Thanks for your help, much appreciated.

    Col.

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    Default 258 Sqn Thunderbolts FL827 and HD141

    Hello

    With regards to the loss of these two Thunderbolts:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=FL827

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=hd141

    The Accident Cards for these aircraft have Vart in FL827 and Palesy in HD141.

    On the card for HD141:
    In formation collided with by FL827. Pilot baled out. No fault. Other a/c responsible for collision.

    On the card for FL827:
    Whilst forming up pilot got above leader, tried to slide in from above and collided with a/c HD141. Pilot baled out. Pilot failed to form up from below as briefed. Tried to get into position from above and caused collision. Blame and Discip. Action: Pilot LGC.

    Regards

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 6th November 2018 at 11:06. Reason: corrected odd formatting

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    Thanks Simon for the details - it also helped me look up the previous thread. I have now merged both the threads. I will my DB accordingly

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