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    Default Mystery 309 Squadron incidents, February 1942

    The Form 540 for 309 Squadron, AIR/27/1679, based at Dunino, on 17 February 1942, refers to 'One aircraft missing failed to return to base. All necessary signals dispatched'.
    Then for 19 February 1942, part of the entry states 'Two aircraft shot down in Linlithgowshire (sic) about 11:30, both crews killed'.
    There is no subsequent mention of any of these incidents. I assume they refer to 309 Squadron aircraft but have been unable to trace anything via the usual sources (including CWGC).
    I wonder if anyone knows anything about them please?

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    Default Re: Mystery 309 Squadron incidents, February 1942

    Keith

    Not the exact same dates, but from this site: http://polishsquadronsremembered.com/309/309_story.html

    9-Feb-42. Tiger Moth T6764. F/O J. Sadowski. KAS
    For unknown reasons lost over Finth of Clyde near Toward Point during liaison flight. Passenger, British officer also lost.

    and

    25-Feb-42. Lysander V9472. F/Lt P. Dunin KAS, F/O J. Homan KAS
    Crashed N of Galloway during training flight. Investigation revealed stirring system malfunction as a cause of accident.


    The 'British officer' was Captain J. G. C. Worledge of the Intelligence Corps:

    ttps://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/2148701/JAMES%20GEORGE%20CHARLES%20WORLEDGE/

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    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: Mystery 309 Squadron incidents, February 1942

    Hi,

    17 Feb and 19 Feb - fictive "victims" of Home defence exercise "Victor 2" ?

    (1941 Dec.- 1942 Oct.)

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ails/r/C610273

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    Mojmir
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    Default Re: Mystery 309 Squadron incidents, February 1942

    Thanks. It did occur to me that they might just be exercise 'victims' (i.e. the umpire decided they were 'shot down') but the ORB does not come over that way!

    Keith

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    Default Re: Mystery 309 Squadron incidents, February 1942

    Searching AIR81 at National Archives is also good for this:

    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...2081&id=C16484

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