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    Coastal Command
    May 1944

    1 - Beaufighter TF.X - 455 Sqn - NE353.
    3 - Martinet I - 4(C) OTU - MS721.
    5 - Wellington XII - 6(C) OTU - MP541.
    5 - Beaufighter VIc - 132 OTU - JL581.
    6 - Beaufighter TF.X - 404 Sqn - LZ446.
    6 - Beaufighter TF.X - 455 Sqn - NE206.
    10 - Mosquito PR.IX - 540 Sqn - LR421.
    11 - Beaufighter TF.X - 143 Sqn - NE690.
    11 - Martinet I - 587 Sqn - EM698.
    12 - Tiger Moth II - 278 Sqn - DF209.
    14 - Beaufighter TF.X - 418 Sqn - LZ432.
    15/16 - Beaufighter VIc - 132 OTU - EL457.
    19 - Beaufighter TF.X - 144 Sqn - LZ438.
    19 - Beaufighter TF.X - 489 Sqn - LZ442.
    19 - Beaufighter TF.X - 489 Sqn - NE217.
    20 - Wellington X - 18 OTU - LP381.
    20 - Beaufighter TF.X - 236 Sqn - LZ450.
    21 - Ventura V - 5(C) OTU - FP659.
    21 - Liberator GR.V - 53 Sqn - BZ873 - [ 42-63914 ].
    24 - Sunderland III - 422 Sqn - DV990.
    24/25 - Fortress II - 214 Sqn - SR384 - [ 42-30970 ].
    25 - Wellington XIV - 612 Sqn - HF187.
    29 - Beaufighter VIc - 132 OTU - EL240.
    29 - Spitfire PR.XI - 542 Sqn - PA885.
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    Not an operational loss but 23/05/44 Beaufort I X8936 - RAF Langham Station Flight. Swung on T/O and U/C collapsed. It was on a training flight.

    Just for info LZ432 on the 14th was with 489Sqn

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    Hello John,
    Thanks for the update, is most welcome.
    Alex

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    Hi Alex,

    Beaufighter NE353 crashed on take off with 455 Sqn, the pilot P/O N A Wilson RAAF 420310 on the 1 May 1944. The Nav F/Sgt Ted Holmes won a George Medal for his efforts to rescue his pilot who died.

    I have a photo of Neville and his grave if you are interested.

    Cheers,

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    Hi Alex,

    To add to your list, Beaufighter NE206 of 455 Sqn lost on a strike off the Dutch coast on 6 May 1944, both pilot F/L B Atkinson and Nav F/Sgt J A Whitburn killed.

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Thank you John, for the details of NE206's demise.

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    29 - Spitfire PR.XI - 542 Sqn - PA885.
    A correction submitted indicated that it was actually lost the day before http://www.rafcommands.com/database/....php?qnum=8184
    Flying Officer Neville Roy Maslen CLARK (21614) Spitfire PRXI PA885 RAAF 1944-05-28 542 Sqdn Netherlands Jonkerbos War Cemetery

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    Hello,

    COASTAL COMMAND
    May 1944.

    13 - Spitfire PR.XI - 542 Sqn - EN685.

    124541 F/O Gordon William PUTTICK RAFVR - POW

    Col.
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    COASTAL COMMAND.
    May 1944.

    15 - Mosquito PR.IX - 542 Sqn - LR408.

    129464 F/O Peter Neville FARLOW RAFVR - POW
    172239 P/O Ernest George Gordon BOYD RAFVR - POW

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    Hello,

    COASTAL COMMAND
    May 1944.

    24 - Mosquito PR.IX LR434 - 544 Sqn

    172775 P/O William KENNEDY RAFVR - Interned, Sweden.
    1579262 F/Sgt Leslie Arthur CHAMBERS RAFVR - Interned, Sweden.

    Both returned to UK, 21 August, 1944.

    Col.
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