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    Default U-995, Canadian Sunderland

    Can anyone provide the names of crewmembers of the Sunderland that attacked U-995 on 21 May 1944?

    The www.uboat.net entry for this date has U-995 attacked by a "Canadian Sunderland, OTU 4/S", five men wounded on the boat.
    Last edited by Ken MacLean; 21st December 2007 at 20:27.

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    21 May 1944.

    Attack on U 995.

    Sunderland 'S' No.4 (C) OTU.

    Crew
    P/O. ET. King. Pilot.
    F/O. S. Pearce. Navigator.
    W/C. A. Whittome. Passenger.

    Rest of the crew not recorded in ORB.

    'Search Find And Kill' N. Franks.

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    Peter

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    Default Re: U-995, Canadian Sunderland

    Full crew as listed in U-BAT report contained within AIR 15/277

    F/O Eric Thomson KING 137561 RAF(VR) Captain
    A/W/Cdr Richard Wright WHITTOME OBE DFC 72013 RAF(VR) Chief Instructor 4(C)OTU
    F/O John Edward DEWHIRST 55114 RAF 2nd Pilot
    F/O Stanley PEARSE 152658 RAF(VR) Navigator
    Sgt James Glancy CUTHILL 1699452 RAF(VR) WOM/AG
    Sgt John CARR 1441091 RAF(VR) WOP/AG
    Sgt DAVIES 1434551 RAF(VR) WOP/AG
    Sgt Maurice Reginald FRENCH 618024 RAF(VR) AG
    Sgt DAVIES 1424725 RAF(VR) AG
    Sgt Lennie Charles PYE 1830630 RAF(VR) FME/AG
    Sgt Rudolf Brynmor PONSFORD 541818 RAF F/Eng
    F/Sgt George Albert JEFFERY 913066 RAF(VR) FMA/AG Staff Instructor

    I don't know why this was described as Canadian on U-boat.net
    S/Ldr Whittome was killed aboard Spitfire NH236 when it crashed near Knaphill, Woking on 14th September 1948.
    I do not yet have the forenames of the two Davies crew men.

    Chris

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    Default Re: U-995, Canadian Sunderland

    Chris,

    I'm not sure if Ken is still 'operational', as he has not visited the forum since February 2015. It might be worthwhile sending an email direct - address on his profile.

    Brian

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