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    Default Flight Sergeant DAVIES, Emlyn Bartley (1013751)

    Emlyn died on the 10th December 1942 and was in 40 Squadron, according to the RAF Commands:-

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=66793
    Flight Sergeant Emlyn Barclay DAVIES (1013751) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Halifax II W1002
    Death of Death 1942-12-10
    Served in 40 Sqdn
    Burial/Commemoration Details : Column 249. at Alamein Memorial, Egypt (Map)
    Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
    Aircraft Name: Halifax II W1002 Date of Crash: 10 Dec 42 Unit 138 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , Egypt

    I looked at the list of Airmen that died on the Halifax 11W1002 on the 10th December 1942, and was very confused, as they all couldn't have flown, crashed and reflown the plane, and there wouldn't have been a plane big enough in those days!! So as I obviously don't know the reasoning for this, I wondered if anyone can explain it please. Also it states that he was in 138 Squadron, as well.

    Also, of course I would like to know more about how Emlyn died, it that is at all possible.
    Please forgive my ignorance, but if you don't ask, you don't get, to repeat an often used phrase.
    Kindest regards,
    Mavis Williams

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    Default Re: Flight Sergeant DAVIES, Emlyn Bartley (1013751)

    Hello Mavis,

    Here are the basic facts:

    10 Dec 1942
    138 Sqn
    Halifax II W1002
    Ferry Flight

    Took off from LG.224 for Malta, but never arrived. The aircraft presumably came down in the Mediterranean, possibly as a result of a night fighter attack. The all-Czech crew and the passengers, including 5 tour-expired bomber crew, are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

    F/O L Anderle +
    F/Lt V Krcha +
    P/O M Rozprym +
    P/O F Vanicek +
    F/Sgt J Tesir +
    W/O V Pinek +
    F/Sgt B Hajek +

    Passengers
    P/O W T C Chambers (ex-70 Sqn) +
    W/O 2 J R Milligan RCAF (ex-70 Sqn) +
    F/Sgt C Bentley +
    F/Sgt E B Davies +
    Cpl R E Chandler +
    AC1 H Hutchinson +
    F/Sgt G G Organ RNZAF (ex-108 Sqn) +
    Sgt J A Tovey (ex-40 Sqn) +

    See:
    Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean - Vol.1: 1939-1942.
    Gunby,David & Pelham Temple.
    Hinckley:Midland Publishing,2006
    p.207

    Also:

    Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean - Vol.2: 1943-1945.
    Gunby,David & Pelham Temple.
    Tonbridge:Air-Britain(Historians),2018
    pp.227 & 235

    Section Four: Corrections and additional information.

    1942 - 10 December.
    Halifax II W1002. F/O L Anderle DFC; P/O J Tesar; W/O V Panek. F/Sgt C Bentley (ex-37 Sqn); F/Sgt E B Davies (ex-40 Sqn).

    Col.
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    Default Re: Flight Sergeant DAVIES, Emlyn Bartley (1013751)

    Thank you so much Col Bruggy, I do appreciate your explanation, although I couldn't see Emlyn DAVIES's name on the List of W1002 before I wrote to you, perhaps a senior moment on my part! Can I ask another question please, was Emlyn 's tour not finished as he has no ex-40 Sqn next to his name. Sgt J A Tovey (ex-40 Sqn) was the only other 40 Sqn on the flight. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Kindest regards, Mavis

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    Default Re: Flight Sergeant DAVIES, Emlyn Bartley (1013751)

    Mavis,

    If you have a look at the corrections and additional information, you will see that F/Sgt E B Davies is mentioned as ex-40 Sqn. I have no idea as to whether he completed his tour, or otherwise.

    Col.

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    Default Re: Flight Sergeant DAVIES, Emlyn Bartley (1013751)

    Thank you once again, I so appreciate your experience. I will now be able to add so much more to his story and hopefully help his family. Kindest regards, Mavis

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