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    Default Wellington BJ670 115 Sqn

    Here's another crew I am looking into, maybe some family member might have a photo. Wellington III BJ670 KO-K, 115 Squadron, shot down 26/27 July 1942 on return leg from Hamburg. Main interest is Glafkos Clerides.

    Sgt B B Feredey pow
    Sgt G H Lindley 1381240 pow
    Sgt Glafkos Clerides 924202 pow
    Sgt Frank Skelley 1071281 KIA
    Sgt K H Shoesmith RAAF 403655 KIA
    Last edited by cyflyer1; 27th June 2020 at 14:35.
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    Default Re: Wellington BJ670 115 Sqn

    Andrew, Hi,

    b. 10 Aug 1921
    Can’t find him in TNA AIR 78/54/6 Images 245+/-
    Sgt Beresford Baden Fereday pow
    d. 31 Dec 1994 Reg Merthyr Tydfil B81a 067
    https://www.airmen.dk/o888588.htm has some details (but Forenames apparently reversed?).

    b. Q2 1910 LINDLEY George Henry (MMS not known) Reg Stockport 8a 87 (possibly – or)
    b. Q4 1911 Lindley George H (MMS Lewis) Reg Sheffield 9c 997
    End-Nov 1940(?) Enlisted 1381240 in Block 1375001-1400000 RAFVR Euston 01-Aug-40 to 30-Nov-41
    1381240 Sgt (W/O) George Henry Lindley pow
    d. ?? ??? ????

    b. 24 Apr 1919
    924202 Sgt Glafcos Clerides
    1993 – 2003 President of Cyprus (!!!!!!!!!)
    d. 15 Nov 2013

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    Peter Davies
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    Default Re: Wellington BJ670 115 Sqn

    Hi Peter,
    yes thats Clerides, ex President of Cyprus. The aircraft and most men ended up in the Nth Sea, but he landed by parachute in a cow field on land. He ended up at Stalag VIIIB, credited with numerous escape attempts. In an old interveiw I saw, he mentions how he stood up in the dark and surrendered to a German, before realising that it wasn't a German when the figure in the dark 'moo-ed' and walked away on four legs. Would love to find a photo of this crew.
    Andrew

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