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    Default Cyril Cobb McLELLAN (R/11549)

    Hello All:

    Can anyone confirm in which aircraft the above was lost? The CWGC Search database says it was in Fortress III HB811 but that aircraft, as noted in an archived post, never served with the RAF. The unit is quoted as 405 Sqn - not a Fortress unit - which would suggest a Wellington or Halifax. I looked up Halifax HR811 but that and a crew member were lost on a different date from McLELLAN.

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    Rob. He was on HR-811 on July 24/25,1943 when they were damaged by flak. He died of his injuries sustained on Aug 2,1943
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    Excellent. Thanks, Richard.

    I'm reviewing the Fortress entries in the CWGC Search database and this was the final anomaly, appearing in error as a 'Fortress'. Jagan has already updated the entry.

    In case you're curious, the other anomalies were a number of Fortress Is masquerading as Hudsons because their serial numbers were appearing as AM5** instead of AN5**. That made their respective Units appear incorrectly, making them easy to spot.

    Robert

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