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    Default 15 OTU Wellington June 27, 1941 - P/O Leonard Hercules Campbell-Rogers RCAF

    Can anybody tell me anything about the incident?
    Shot down? Crapped out and ditched? Aircraft serial number?

    Cheers

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    Hello,

    From "Bomber Losses in the Mediterranean and Middle East, Vol 1 1939 - 1942" pg 70-71

    Wellington IC P9277 OADU flight.

    Crew:

    P/O CF Butler
    Sgt AD Cragg +
    P/O LH Campbell-Rogers RCAF +
    Sgt FR Adams
    Sgt PD Webster
    Sgt JT Lindsay

    T/o Luqa, for Egypt, but ditched at 0900. NFD. The dead are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. SOC 8 July.

    There is an article on the 11 days the four survivors spent which I will send to your email address should you have one on file. Cause is given as port engine failure.

    Regards,

    Dave

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    Hello,

    See also: RAF Bomber Losses of the Middle East & Mediterranean Vol.1 1939 - 1942, p.103:

    25-26 Nov 1941
    37 Sqn
    Wellington IC Z8801 P
    Op: Benghazi.

    Took off 1900, ALG 09. The aircraft had engine trouble and was returning to base, but gradually lost height and was abandoned 32km W of Mersa Matruh. The crew received only minor injuries, and was located and returned the next day.

    AUS404048 Sgt (Pilot) Leslie Harold MELLOR RAAF (later, F/L, DFM & Caterpillar Club).
    Sgt Walker
    NZ391325 Sgt Stanley Gordon BROMLEY RNZAF (+ kao 30/10/42, 7 Sqn RNZAF - FYT1/265)
    Sgt Lumbers
    Sgt Peter Davis WEBSTER
    Sgt J T Lindsay

    See also:

    Archives: Sound and Documentary.

    1. Sound Archives.

    i. Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London.

    Accession No.12166/3.

    WEBSTER, Peter Davis.

    British civilian worked as a special police constable in Easington, Yorks (1939-40). Served as RAF wireless operator and air gunner in Wellington bombers in operations over France (1941) and with No.37 and 38 Squadrons in operations over North Africa (1941-42). Eleven days in dinghy in Mediterranean (June 1941). Baled out over Libyan desert November (1941).

    See:
    RAF Bomber Command In Fact, Film And Fiction
    Falconer,Jonathan.
    Stroud:Sutton Publishing,1996.
    p.112

    Col.
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    Wow, thanks gents!

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