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    Default Pointe de Landumes (?) in north-west France

    Hi all,
    I have found info in the ORB that "pilot bailed out 35 miles from Pointe de Landumes" during return from raid on Brest in 1943.
    Unfortunately no map I have or Mr. Google does not show such a place. Any idea which place it should be? Maybe the spelling is not correct?

    Any ideas much appreciated.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel,

    Pointe de Landunvez ?

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    Mojmir

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    Hi Mojmir,
    thank you very much! This seems to me alike a very probably option.

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel,
    Did this pilot survived and was rescued later ? So far from the coast, very few chances to survive, just needed lot of chance. At least one American crew bomber succeeded in December 1941 to climb on a rock and was later salvaged by a boat, but finally captured back at the nearest harbour Portsall, just in front of "Pointe de Landunvez".
    But the rock was just a few miles from the coast.
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    Hi Gildas,
    Unfortunately the pilot is question did not survived. Other pilots including those from 341 Free French Sq saw him only in his May West not in dinghy so his sad end must be quite quick.

    Pavel
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    Hi Pavel, thanks. I suspect the pilot must be one of those lost on 27 Febr. 1943. I would have several things to ask and share with 310 and 313 Sqn pilots who were, all but one, reported as Missing in action around North West Brittany in 1943. I have a doubt that one 313 Sqn pilot MIA may be buried as unknown.
    Also, for example on the map of Jiri Trojan book, four of them were located on ground, even if known as MIA (the map can be found on the web on Absa 39-45 website at http://www.absa3945.com/Pertes%20Bre...NE,%20JOHN%20B)

    Regards from a much wet Brittany…
    Gildas

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    Hi Gildas,
    please feel free to contact me off board and to ask any question regarding our fighter pilots lost around around North West Brittany.

    Pavel
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