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    Default Beaufort Dd990 Pilot

    Hi All,

    I wonder if anyone can help with the name of the pilot of a Beaufort DD990 of 1 OADU
    that was lost on 4th July 1942, somewhere between Gibraltar & Egypt?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Dave.

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    I tried all the names on the ALAMEIN MEMORIAL for that date - no luck I am afraid!

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    Dave,

    The crew are more likely to be on the Runnymede Memorial. I have the details of three men listed on the memorial for the 4/7/1942 with no unit listed :-

    P/O A.A Delve
    Sgt R.T Smith
    Sgt L. Warwick

    They could well be your men. The RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-47 should listed them. Maybe as OADU or OTU ?

    Mark

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    Could be

    They are all listed as Missing in the same RAF Casualty Communique, No. 156

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    RAF Overseas War Deaths quote the unit for Smith and Warwick as TTU, nothing found for Delve though.

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    Hello Dave,

    According GRO, P/O Arthur A. Delve, 116592, came from TTU (Torpedo Training Unit) Abbotsinch, Scotland.

    A connection with the ferrying of a Beaufort to the Middle East?

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Default Beaufort DD990 pilot

    Thanks for trying fellas,

    The reason I asked originally is I have a man involved a a Scottish Islands prang named Lt William George Duncan Wilson. SAAF. Who was a Beaufort pilot. He died on 4/7/42 he is on column 267 of the Alemein memorial, I found DD990 on this date and had hoped to tie him in with this aircraft,but alas it looks not to be.

    I have posted this man on the old board but had no luck, but when I found DD990 I thought I may have been in with a chance. I think he must have been lost at sea or in a crash for him to be commemorated on a panel and not have a known grave.

    Thanks again for your efforts.
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    Dave

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    Dave, don't count him out being on DD990. Winston Brent ha him as Killed In Flying Accident - Attached RAF Malta

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    Have you the F1180 from Hendon?

    http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/research/contact.cfm
    http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/london/research/

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