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    Hi
    Anyone any info on a william stubbs, flying in possibly a catalina, shot down by u boat.
    Sorry no more info to go on, haven't met/spoke with the guy yet.
    Cheers
    Jerry

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    Hello Jerry,

    The following looks like your man:-

    30/5/1943

    No.210 Squadron RAF
    Catalina FP264 'G'.

    Attacked a U-Boat (?), Hit in the bow by Flak. Aircraft returned to Pembroke Dock, and began to sink on landing.

    Crew:

    F/L D W EADIE Pilot.
    Sgt A G LEIGH 2nd pilot.
    F/S H SHARP Eng.
    Sgt C COOPER 2nd Eng.
    Sgt H ROPER + FMA/AG.
    Sgt J A DICK* 2nd WOP/AG.
    Sgt W L STUBBS* NAV ?
    Sgt S C PARSLOE WOP/AG.
    Sgt L WALKER
    Sgt O'CONNOR

    + = Killed
    * = Wounded

    U-Boat needs positive ID.

    See:
    U-Boat versus Aircraft.
    Franks,Norman & Eric Zimmerman.
    London:Grub Street,1998
    pp.38-9

    NB. All of the above needs verification. (Others should know more).

    Regards,
    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th January 2009 at 01:52. Reason: minor correction.

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    Hi Col,

    As you suspect some details are not quite correct.

    Take/landing, sinking and subsequent salvage all took place at Hamworthy Junction rather than Pembroke Dock.

    Attacked the U-418 in position FBSU 0000 at 09:55 hrs.

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    Hi Jerry/Ross,

    I checked out Cat FP264 in Hendrie's, 'Flying Cats' (p.199), and noticed, Hamworthy. Alarm bells started to ring when I had a look at, 'Conflict Over The Bay' (Grub Street,1999 updated & rev. ed, pp.53 & 199-200). The a/c is identified as, 'FP101' !

    As all refs are secondary sources, decided to post detail on FP264, with a caution.

    Regards,
    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 12th January 2009 at 09:02. Reason: corrections

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    Hi All,
    many thanks for the info, seems like he may have some interesting stories to tell.
    cheers
    Jerry

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