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    Default Wellington 612 Squadron crashed in the sea october 25, 1943

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    I am looking for information on a Welllington of the 612 Squadron, which crashed into the sea on October 25, 1943 after returning from an exercise at St Briden.

    The crew consisted of:
    F / S Kenneth Albert ALEXANDER RAFVR
    F / S Thomas ASHCROFT RAFVR
    Sgt James John FISHER RAFVR
    F / Sgt Wilfred Lawson JONES RAFVR
    Sgt Lucien Emmanuel Rene BOURDIN FAFL
    a 6th member of the crew is unknown to me

    The bodies of Sgt FISHER and Sgt BOURDIN were found on the coast, the 26th october.

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    Does the ORB veiwer on the UK national archives give a few extra details?

    You can probably get the other crew mans name there.

    Here is how to
    http://www.ww2irishaviation.com/TNA_...guidelines.pdf

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    I consulted the ORB, but no information on the serial of the aircraft and crew members.

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    Hello Dominique,

    The aircraft involved in the loss was, No.612 Sqn Wellington XIV HF204, that went missing, presumed ditched, in St. Brides Bay on navex, 25 October,1943.

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    Hello Dominique,

    Wellington XIV HF204 612 Sqn, lost on a Leigh Light Exercise.

    Sgt Lucien Emmanuel René Bourdin FAFL (30497), recovered from the sea.

    Buried Haverfordwest. Later interred at Maure-de-Bretagne.

    http://www.francaislibres.net/liste/...hp?index=57431

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    Finn Buch

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    thank for the informations

    Dominique

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