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    Default FAA in home waters - May 1944

    FAA in home waters
    May 1944

    1 - Martinet I - 771 Sqn - ?
    PO. G. H. Abbott ; LA. A. S. Boar - both killed.
    1 - Swordfish II - 838 Sqn - NE906
    S/Lt. I.L.R. Wilson RNZN; S/Lt. E. T. Clark; PO. A. C. Rockley - all killed.
    1 - Swordfish II - 838 Sqn - NE923
    S/Lt. L. F. Hayward RNZN; S/Lt. D. J. Hanson; LA. B. L. Rowntree - all killed.
    1 - Swordfish II - 838 Sqn - NE946
    S/Lt. S. F. Such; Lt. J. B. Cook; PO. R. C. Grapes - all killed.
    5 - Sea Hurricane IIc - 825 Sqn - ?
    S/Lt. A. E. Martin, HMS Vindex. Rescued by HMS Goodson but died from immersion.
    Aircraft is recorded in Henk's List as Y0102.
    6 - Barracuda II - 830 Sqn - P9960
    S/Lt. J. R. Brown; S/Lt. D. L. Pullen; LA. W. H. A. Reynolds - all killed.
    6 - Barracuda II - 830 Sqn - BV937
    S/Lt. J. A. Grant; S/Lt. A. C. P. Walling; LA. B.P. Bussey - all killed.
    8 - Hellcat I - 804 Sqn - JV140
    S/Lt. R. A. Cranwell RNZN, drowned, not found.
    9 - Seafire III - 894 Sqn - LR862
    Lt. P. A. Meakin - POW. But LR862 Cat Y 15/11/45 ( S/Lt. B.A. Blake ) ?
    11 - Swordfish II - 825 Sqn - NF121
    S/Lt. D. Webb RNZN; S/Lt. J. McIlwraith; PO.A. W. Mears - all killed.
    12 - Seafire III - 887 Sqn - LR837
    Lt. A. D. Hawkins-King - killed.
    17 - Wildcat V - 882 Sqn - JV526
    Lt. S. W. Edney RNZN - killed.
    18 - Hellcat I - 1847 Sqn - FN376
    S/Lt. H. C.de Hager RNIN - ?
    18 - Hellcat I - 1847 Sqn - JV182
    Sgt. F.C.M. Brogtoop - RNIN - killed.
    25 - Barracuda II - 826 Sqn - LS630
    S/Lt. R. D. McCabe, RNZN; LA. A.J.W. Terry - Both killed.
    26 - Barracuda II - 785 Sqn - ?
    PO. R. J. Richardson - killed.
    26 - Sea Hurricane IIc - 835 Sqn - JS304
    S/Lt. C.W. G. Richardson - killed.
    26 - Spitfire VB - 808 Sqn - EP180
    Lt. D. A. Jenkins, RNZN - killed.
    26 - Barracuda II - 841 Sqn - BV871
    Lt. J. Davey; S/Lt. J. J. Hitch; PO. A. D. Twining - all killed.
    27 - Defiant TT.III - 794 Sqn - N3456
    S/Lt. B. M. Wilson - killed on a ferry flight.
    27 - Swordfish - 836 Sqn - LS340
    PO. W. S. Shotton - killed/doi ? ( date of crash of LS340 is given as 6th May,44 ).
    28 - Barracuda II - 831 Sqn - LS520
    S/Lt. D. A. Titlow; S/Lt. R. N. Robbins; S/Lt. J. W. Friend; AB. L. A. Sim - all killed.
    28 - Avenger I - 852 Sqn - FN867
    S/Lt. R. E. Lord; S/Lt. R. T. J. Thwaites; LA. A. G. Winder; [AM(L)1c E. W. Gallant (?)] - all killed.
    28 - Firefly I - 1771 Sqn - Z1906
    S/Lt. M. W. Williams, RNZN; S/Lt. P. G. Sunderland - both killed.
    29 - Reliant I - 730 Sqn - FK943
    Lt/CDR. N. T. O'Neill; CDR. R. C. P. Ellis; Lt/CDR. O. M. Cairns - all killed.
    30 - Swordfish II - 766 Sqn - HS657
    PO. D. W. Diggings, ; S/Lt. D. G. Ferrier. ; LA. L. F. Watts. - all killed.
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 1st February 2019 at 23:20.

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