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    Default Radio Officer Owen Geraint Davies - Died 8/11/43 - Ottawa Memorial

    Hi to everyone,

    Can someone provide any information regarding the above Officer?

    I would like to know as usual:

    Base;

    Aircraft Flown/Flown in;

    Serial No and Code; (If possible)

    Possible Crashsite.

    I know he was not RAF as such but he came from Llandysul, so it is in my view a World War II Welsh loss, as he appears within the realms of the CWGC website. Any information will be appreciated.

    Regards.

    Steve.

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    Mitchell Mk.II serial FR203 of Ferry Command (45 Group) missing between BW.1 Greenland and Reykjavik, Iceland on a ferry flight from Dorval, Canada to U.K. Also missing:
    Captain (Pilot) Gay RECORD - RAF FC (from Canada), and
    F/O (Nav) Frederick H. BEYER - RAAF 409656.

    Source: Ocean Bridge (Christie).

    Henk.

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    Taff, Hi,
    From all yr guy's names, and his place of birth, I think you may well be 99.99% (recurring) sure that yr man was Welsh!!!!!!
    Us Davies' have to stick together!
    HTH
    Peter Davies

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    Hi Steve
    You will probably find that he was a Radio Officer pre war on an Airline Co. and was pressed into service similar to the way the Air Transport Auxiliary was staffed.Some Civilian non-pilot Aircrew flew with the RAF as Instructors at Specialist Flying Training Schools and I have come across one instance of a Nav School Anson that flew into high ground with a Civilian Nav Instructor and a Civilian Radio Officer as part of the complement.
    Regards
    Dick

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    R/O Owen Davies is mentioned on this website as well, making the Welsh connection complete: http://www.laugharnewarmemorial.co.uk/page29.htm

    Henk has given the details. FR203, by the way, was to do service with the Dutch in England.
    Ex-USAAF 42-87339.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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