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    Default P/O Albert John Godfrey Thomas - 168685 - Died 13/12/43 - 252 Sqd - Nicosia W. C.

    Hi everyone,

    Another of my usual requests if someone could be so kind:

    Base;

    Aircraft Flown/Flown in;

    Serial No and Code;

    Possible Crashsite.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Hi Steve,

    13/12/43
    252 Sqn
    Beaufighter VI
    T5273

    F/Sgt A J G Thomas
    F/L F E A Quinn
    Cpl F J Gourley

    Transit, RAF Lakatamia, Time up 11:30

    Swung on take off and wing dug in. Cartwheeled and caught fire. F/Sgt Thomas is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery, Cyprus.

    The other two men were injured

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    Ross
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    Default P/O Albert John Godfrey Thomas - 168685 - Died 13/12/43 - 252 Sqd - Nicosia W. C

    Hi Ross,

    Very greatful for your reply, was 252 Sqd a Coastal Command type squadron or as you say they were just in transit?

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Steve,

    Coastal Command was mainly a home based command (with forays into Iceland and West Africa) the squadrons were assigned to Middle East/Far East/Mediterranean Air Force/Desert Air Force etc but carried on with shipping style attacks.

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