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    Default Halifax W1093 crashed 4 August 1943 with 1658 HCU.

    Hi All,

    Chorley’s HCU Losses states the above aircraft crashed on 4 August 1943 and was written off. Chorley only lists the pilot Sgt W A Burgum RAAF and the Instructor F/O J G Jenkins in the crew, I assume the rest of Burgum’s crew were with him at the time, would this be correct? No one was injured in the crash.

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Hello,

    Your F/O J G JENKINS, is 130667 John George JENKINS RAFVR (later DFC 10 Sqn RAF, LG: 24-8-1943 p.3788). Firstly, take a look at BCL8/51 - 6-6-43 - 1658 HCU - Halifax II W7908.

    Then take a look at BCL4/254 - 2/3-8-43 - 10 Sqn - Halifax II DT792 & BCL4/324 - 22/23-9-43 - 10 Sqn - Halifax II HR924 (the F/Sgt A L FULLER mentioned, is actually AUS420464 Arthur Leslie FULLER RAAF, later F/O. DFC).

    Not much help with the Burgum/Jenkins crew!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 14th September 2019 at 10:52.

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    Hi Col,
    Thanks for the information.
    Burgum and his crew were all killed on their third operation with 158 Sqn on 23/24 August 1943. Would the rest of Burgum’s full crew been with him on this training mission?

    Cheers,

    John.

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    Are any of them RCAF or RAAF? Their service file might mention an earlier crash or SSO visit maybe

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    Hi Dennis,

    Both F/Sgts H C Harber RAAF, & F/Sgt G R Harrison’s which I have, has nothing. Even Burgum’s file makes no mention of the crash.

    Thanks for the thought, I can’t imagine a training flight did not take place without the full crew, this close to being posted to an operational Squadron which was 5 days later.

    Cheers,

    John.
    Last edited by John Williams; 14th September 2019 at 10:09.

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