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    Default No.3 (C) OTU, RAF Haverfordwest (WIthybush), Sep-Nov 1943

    I would be grateful if anyone can share insights on losses and activities at No.3 (C) OTU, during 20 September - 10 December 1943.

    In fact, if anyone can share relevant pages from the ORB, this would be perfect!

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    Hello,

    Here is one 3(C)OTU loss:

    20-11-1943
    No.3(C)OTU
    Wellington VIII (TB) LB185

    Took off 2010 to carry out a non-operational night exercise No.3. Six signals were received from the aircraft then at 0133 on 20th November, the aircraft sent an ex Funsted and asked for a QDM. Nothing further was heard from the aircraft and it failed to return to base.

    The aircraft flew into a mountain in cloud 1m N of Trawsfynydd, Merioneth.

    1382185 Sgt (Pilot) Morris Louis WOLMAN RAFVR +
    1321385 Sgt (Pilot) Herbert Beaumont MAXWELL RAFVR +
    AUS401450 F/Sgt (Obs.) Louis Stephansen LAURITZ RAAF +
    1344303 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) William Thomas MUIR RAFVR +
    1340152 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Alexander SINCLAIR RAFVR Injured
    1393991 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Frederick William MASKELL RAFVR Dangerously Injured

    Col.
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