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    Default F/O Peter Clark 418 Squadron

    Looking for any information about F/O Peter Clark, 152806, who was killed on 18 July 1944. He is buried here in my hometown Malmo, Sweden.

    I am preparing an article in the local historical society yearbook about the 10 allied airmen buried in Malmo and hope to find some background information about all of them.

    I´m looking for the sort of information one would find in an obituary (date of birth, parents, where he came from, education, service) and anything that can fill out the picture and put a face to the name, so to speak.

    Any info, ideas, suggestions welcome.

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    Two hits in London Gazette
    http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk

    Gazette Issue 36215 published on the 15 October 1943. Page 8 of 12:
    To be Pit. Offs. on prob. (emergency): —
    ...
    Ldg. Acm.
    ...
    23rd July 1943.
    ...
    1800978 Peter CLARK (152806).

    Gazette Issue 36351 published on the 25 January 1944. Page 3 of 8
    Pit. Offs. (prob.) confmd. in appts. and to be Fig.
    Offs. (war subs.): —
    ...
    23rd Jan. 1944.
    ...
    P. CLARK (152806).

    Also you might try the following book:
    Brittiska nödlandare. 1940-1945, Wegmann, Rolph, 2008

    From your posting I gather you read Swedish.

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    Hi Mikkel,

    thanks for pointing me towards the London Gazette. Very helpful.

    And yes I read Swedish and am already acquainted with the books by Wegmann/Widfeldt; unfortunately there is not a lot of info re Clark there.
    Last edited by Anceas; 7th October 2008 at 13:44.

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    Hello
    I trust that you are familiar with this site: http://www.cwgc.org/ You might find some info there.
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    Soren
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    Norman Franks Fighter Command Losses 1944 has

    418 (RCAF) Sqn, Mosquito VI HR183,
    + S/Ldr J B Kerr
    + F/O P Clark, RAF

    Night Ranger to Kolberg

    Appears to have been TH-B, cf
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=1732&forum=DCForumID 6

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    According to http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt

    HR183 FBVI 418 Blew up and crashed in sea 25m off Eletot 8.7.44

    Could 8.7 be a typo for 18.7?

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    G'day

    I have a shot of Kerr and three other airmen after the squadron shot down ten aircraft in one day. If you are interested, I can e-mail it to you.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Malmo and Kolberg seem to be a long way from Eletot in Normandy, or is there another Eletot I'm not aware of?

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    Bill - there's no other Eletot involved, it's a conflict regarding the serial number between the folks who compiled Fighter Command Losses and those who compiled the Air Britain serials. Hugh Halliday agrees with FCL in a list he posted on the old board, though he says there may have been a clerical error somewhere as it still appears on an inventory dated four day's after the crew's loss.

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    The last mission of Kerr and Clark was indeed the mission to Kolberg.
    Clark´s body was later found washed up on the beach at Sandhammaren in South Sweden about 2 months after the raid. He was buried in Malmo 27 September 1944.
    Kerr is still missing.

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