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    Default Boston Mk.III AL766 - 418 Squadron RCAF

    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if anybody can add the individual letter of the Boston Mk.III AL766/TH-? lost on Nantes operation on 13/02/1943.

    I know all the details including the crew but the individual letter is still a mystery for me.

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Hi all,

    I would like to ask if now more details are known.
    Years ago I wrote a following account:

    Douglas Boston Mk III AL766/TH-?, took off at 11.57 p.m. from Bradwell Bay, Essex for a ‘Nickel’ sortie, which would see them dropping leaflets over Nantes, France. They were last plotted approaching the coast of France, where the aircraft subsequently crashed, most likely the result of German Flak.

    But I have now doubts if it is correct, mostly:
    1. Was it a Nickle sortie not Intruder one?
    2. Could be confirmed that they crashed in Mantes France?
    3. individual aircraft letter?

    TIA

    Pavel
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    Were its crew all RCAF and if they were did you get their RCAF service files?

    If the crew died, check their CWGC entries today for possible graves concentration form that might have been added during this week.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Dennis,

    only Leboldus was RCAF member, other two were RAF.
    No I did not get his RCAF Service File and now I am under pressure with manuscript submission.

    Can you please explain me the last sentence? I do not understand how those can help me?

    Pavel
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    Hi Dennis once more. I think I got your point!
    It answers question:
    2. Could be confirmed that they crashed in Mantes France?

    As graves concentration form stated: Previous location of grave: Saint-Riquier-ès-Plains, I should expect their crashed somewhrere around. Right?

    Pavel

    P.S. Q1 also answered - I find the page from the ORB which I was provided 8 years ago:)
    Last edited by CZ_RAF; 16th August 2015 at 14:46.
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