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    Default Fortress FK207 - 220 Squadron

    On the night of 10 August 1942 Fortress IIA FK207 N/220 crashed near Nutts Corner, Northern Ireland, with the loss of its six crew. I would like to obtain the full crew list if possible.

    Any help appreciated.

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    Peter

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    Hi Peter,

    from older post on this forum by Ross:

    10/08/42
    220 Sqn
    Fortress IIa
    FK207
    NR-J

    W/O G A Sanderson
    F/Sgt E W Bristow
    F/Sgt D F Capel RAAF
    Sgt H Garcia
    Sgt V C Fretter
    Sgt P G Foster

    Op: Convoy Escort, RAF Ballykelly, Took off 19:46 hrs

    Took off tasked with escorting convoy ONS.120. Dived into the ground near Nutts Corner at 23:30 hrs and the depth charges exploded. W/O Sanderson is buried in Kingston Cemetery, Portsmouth, F/Sgt Bristow in Bear Road Borough Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex and Sgt Fretter in Broughton Astley Cemetery, Leicestershire. Sgt Foster rests in Glenavy Roman Catholic Churchyard, County Antrim, while both Sgt Garcia and F/Sgt Capel are buried in St. Catherine Church of Ireland Churchyard, Killead, County Antrim.


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    Hi Pavel,

    Many thanks for the prompt reply, I suspected Sgt. Garcia was a crew member which you have now confirmed.

    Regards
    Peter.

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