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    Default P/O Edward Thomas Maton - 129519 - Died 13/5/43 - 90 Sqd

    Hi to you all,

    Can someone help me with this casualty please. It is found that this airman's death and Squadron is as per CWGC website. But, after looking at Chorley's 1943 Loss Volume, I cannot find any entry for this man.

    Could it be a typing error as I cannot find any ammendments in Chorley's books through the website entries either or as say they "I can't see for looking."

    P/O Maton is buried at Whitchurch (Pantmawr) Cemetery.

    Cheers and kind regards.

    Steve.

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    Hi Steve
    In May '43 90 Sqn were flying Stirlings from Ridgewell in N Essex. Maton's death is registered at Newmarket which could indicate that it took place in the area but it would be in Chorley Vol 4 only if an A/C was lost. Maton is in Chorley Vol 9, the Roll of Honour, which might mean that he died accidentally,or through illness or died of wounds in action where the a/c made it back to base.Newmarket is a little far away from Ridgewell, but it could mean that he was taken to a Hospital and died there.
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    He is listed as having died of wounds/injuries received in action. 90 Squadron had attacked Duisburg that night.

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    Default P/O Edward Thomas Maton - 129519 - Died 13/5/43 - 90 Sqd

    Hi Amrit and Dick,

    Thanks for that very interesting indeed but is there anyway of knowing which aircraft he flew in when he received his injuries which lead to his death.

    As you rightly said, Chorley only included aircraft that was lost or crashed back at base with injuries or deaths included. Is there anyway of finding this out as it would be interesting to know this as a matter of curiosity.

    Thank you yet again, kindest regards.

    Steve.

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    Steve,

    If you give me a few days I will check the ORB over the weekend.

    Regards

    Steve
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    Hi Steve,

    Thanks for that, that's brilliant, much appreciated, so kind.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Smith View Post
    Steve,

    If you give me a few days I will check the ORB over the weekend.

    Regards

    Steve
    Hello Steve,
    Also pay interest on MATON, so please have your answer by means of this forum.
    Regards and good weekend,
    Henk.

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    Taff,
    This could have been Stirling BF529, Q-Queenie.

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    Hi Steve,


    Pilot Officer A.T Maton : Rear Gunner

    Pilot Officer H.E Sheppard and crew ( including Maton ) posted A Flight * No.90 Squadron via No.1657 Conversion Unit April 2nd 1943.


    No.90 Squadron ORB

    May 12/13th 1943 Duisberg

    Short Stirling BF473 WP-A

    Target attacked at 0233hrs, 162 x 4lb T + 918 x 4lb + 90 x 30lb I.B dropped from 11,000ft. Attacked by a night fighter, compass, RT u/s, elevators u/s dinghy released, inner tank balance pipe shot away. Rear & mid gunner injured. Attacked 15 miles off enemy coast, landed Stradishall. **

    * Flight Commander S/Ldr J.H Giles.
    ** 2nd op.

    Combat Report

    Attacked 10 miles North of Overflaken (sic) at a height of 10,000ft. Rear gunner reported two flickering lights below and astern which he took to be lights on the ground when a burst of cannon and MG fire came level behind raking the fuselage, port wing. Rear gunner was seriously injured by MG fire and did not return fire. Mid Upper fired a burst in the direction of the fighter but did not see the fighter at all. The pilot immediately on seeing the tracer put the aircraft into a corkscrew to starboard up and the fighter was not seen again.

    Pilot Officer Maton :

    No.11 School of Technical Training
    No.2 A.G.S
    No.1483 Flight ( Marham)
    No.1657 HCU


    All the very best

    Steve
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    Thanks Steve for this excellent info on MATON. "Overflaken" must have been: "North Sea, 10 miles off the Dutch island Goeree-Over flakkee".
    Regards,
    Henk.

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