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    Default 207 Sqdn Sgt R.H.J. Wellfare

    At this moment I researching Sgt R.H.J.Wellfare. In 1/2 March 1944 he was with 44 Sqdn Hayes crew and killed in a crash over Holland 24 March 1944. I have all his flights while at 44 Sqdn. Before he went to 44 sqdn he was stationed at 207 Sqdn and survived a crash 22 Dec 1943 Lanc DV361 during a test flight. Aircraft crashed at Brigstock, Nr Peterborough). While looking over the inetrnet I found information about the crash but Sgt Wellfare was not on the crewlist, although B.Chorley mentioned him in the crewlist.
    Was Sgt Wellfare involved??? Further I would like to know his flights while at 207 sqdn (207 Sqdn ORB's).

    Many Thanks,
    Adrian

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    Default Re: 207 Sqdn Sgt R.H.J. Wellfare

    Hello,

    WELLFARE is mentioned (albeit as WELFARE), in the A705 of AUS421399 F/Sgt (Wireless/Air Gunner) Cecil Ernest RYALL RAAF +. Check Form 765(C):

    https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=1075772 (see:pp.21-24 of 38).

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 29th September 2021 at 11:10.

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    Default Re: 207 Sqdn Sgt R.H.J. Wellfare

    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Hello,

    WELLFARE is mentioned (albeit as WELFARE), in the A705 of AUS421399 F/Sgt (Wireless/Air Gunner) Cecil Ernest RYALL RAAF +. Check Form 765(C):

    https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/Sear...aspx?B=1075772 (see:pp.21-24 of 38).

    Col.
    Hello Col, Many,Many,Many Thanks for this Col. Never thought about to have a look into the file of F/Sgt Ryall why I don't know. Anyway and Tahnks to you I have now a confirmation that Sgt R.H.J.Wellfare was involved in the crash.
    Thanks again,
    Adrian

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    Default Re: 207 Sqdn Sgt R.H.J. Wellfare

    Can some one help me with the 207 Sqdn ORB's regarding the flights of Sgt Wellfare???

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    Adrian

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    Default Re: 207 Sqdn Sgt R.H.J. Wellfare

    He wasn't on 207 Squadron for long. All I can find is
    Posted in to 207 Squadron from 1661 Conversion Unit wef 30/11/43
    Along with
    700709 G A BAKER
    1501767 T G HIGGINS
    1814429 P W GROOM
    1822516 G C OíNEIL
    1337618 L A HINCH
    421399 C E RYALL

    I can only find him participating in one operational flight on 20/12/43 aboard DV370 as a 2nd Navigator guesting on F/Lt Ebertís crew. Bombing attack on Frankfurt.

    Page 29 of ORB
    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8393142

    Posted to 44 Squadron wef 27/12/43

    I hope this helps

    Chris

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    Default Re: 207 Sqdn Sgt R.H.J. Wellfare

    Quote Originally Posted by cozzy711 View Post
    He wasn't on 207 Squadron for long. All I can find is
    Posted in to 207 Squadron from 1661 Conversion Unit wef 30/11/43
    Along with
    700709 G A BAKER
    1501767 T G HIGGINS
    1814429 P W GROOM
    1822516 G C OíNEIL
    1337618 L A HINCH
    421399 C E RYALL

    I can only find him participating in one operational flight on 20/12/43 aboard DV370 as a 2nd Navigator guesting on F/Lt Ebertís crew. Bombing attack on Frankfurt.

    Page 29 of ORB
    https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ils/r/D8393142

    Posted to 44 Squadron wef 27/12/43

    I hope this helps

    Chris
    Wow, that's what I was looking for. Many,Many Thanks Chris!!!
    Cheers,
    Adrian

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