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    Default Whitley AD692 19OTU 15/05/1942 near Lairg, Sutherland.

    Hi All,

    Can anyone provide Christian names and or serial number for the Observer Sgt G.W. Andrew please. Not sure if he is RAF or RCAF.


    WHITLEY AD692 19 O T U 15/05/1942 NEAR LAIRG, SUTHERLAND.

    PILOT: SGT ANGUS J MULLIGAN. R.86364 RCAF. ( I )
    OBS: SGT G.W. ANDREW. ( I ) RAF?
    W/AG: SGT LLOYD WALLACE BARTMAN. ( I ) RCAF
    W/AG: SGT ANDREW ALEXANDER LONG. ( I ) RCAF
    A/G: SGT MERVIN DOUGLAS WOODS. R.92484 RCAF ( I )

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    Dave

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    Default Re: Whitley AD692 19OTU 15/05/1942 near Lairg, Sutherland.

    Quote Originally Posted by highgroundsman View Post
    Hi All,

    Can anyone provide Christian names and or serial number for the Observer Sgt G.W. Andrew please. Not sure if he is RAF or RCAF.


    WHITLEY AD692 19 O T U 15/05/1942 NEAR LAIRG, SUTHERLAND.

    PILOT: SGT ANGUS J MULLIGAN. R.86364 RCAF. ( I )
    OBS: SGT G.W. ANDREW. ( I ) RAF?
    W/AG: SGT LLOYD WALLACE BARTMAN. ( I ) RCAF
    W/AG: SGT ANDREW ALEXANDER LONG. ( I ) RCAF
    A/G: SGT MERVIN DOUGLAS WOODS. R.92484 RCAF ( I )

    Regards.
    Dave
    Hi Dave,

    I have 1125077, obviously RAF.

    Regards

    Keith

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    Default Re: Whitley AD692 19OTU 15/05/1942 near Lairg, Sutherland.

    Thanks Keith,

    Looks like he joined up at Padgate Sept 39. The WAG down as Long is an error on the casualty file link should be Lang.

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    Default Re: Whitley AD692 19OTU 15/05/1942 near Lairg, Sutherland.

    I don’t know where the impact location was for AD692, but to put a slightly modern up-to-date! That part of Sutherland, in WW2, was still suffering the previous Highland Clearances. Those of us (you?) who may have been on detachment to Durness to be involved in bombing the nearby Garvie Island Bombing Range will know how desolate, and uninhabited, much of that area actually is. One can drive for miles/hours without seeing another human being! Been there, done it – several times!
    To come down (even in one piece and/or with injured) in the “middle of nowhere” must have quite appalling. And it’s not very warm up there in the middle of May! All I’m trying to do is just to “set the scene” for some of our statistics!!
    HTH
    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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