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    Default Wellington LN466 lost 23/24 Nov 1943

    Hello,

    Can anyone give me further information about the loss of Wellington LN466 on 23/24 November 1943 please.

    I believe the aircraft to have been lost somewhere in Italy as there are members of the crew buried in Milan cemetery. I don't have a full crew list.

    This loss is not covered by Chorley so probably a med/me loss.

    Thanks for any info.

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    Linzee

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    Thank you Linzee,


    Very helpful. Thanks a lot for every information about this plane and its crew history.

    Marco

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    Linzee
    There's a generalised section in "Wellingon Wings" by FR Chappell page 215/6 about disastrous losses for 205 group aircraft on 25th Nov. 1943 .17 lost out of 70 operations from Oudna Tunisia mainly because of bad weather but no Wellington numbers given .

    Anne
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    No problem Marco.

    Anne, any chance you could scan those pages for me please? If you don't have a scanner just take a clear digital photograph of each and I should be able to read them.

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    Linzee

    I have scanned them for you .

    Anne

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    Thanks for scanning the pages for me Anne, most helpful.

    I have some names that I believe were crew onboard Wellington LN466 from 142 Sqdn but I'm not sure if it's the full crew or not. They are listed here in no particular order:-

    Sgt A C GLENWRIGHT (410323) RAAF
    F/Sgt J G WADE (413050) RAAF
    F/Sgt J F KEMP (415664) RAAF
    F/Sgt E W LAWRENCE (1392140)
    Sgt K R CARTER (933794)

    Marco has already ordered the files for the three Australians from the NAA, but if anyone is able to provide further details on the loss of the aircraft or any of the crew listed I would be very grateful.

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    Linzee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linzee View Post
    Thanks for scanning the pages for me Anne, most helpful.

    I have some names that I believe were crew onboard Wellington LN466 from 142 Sqdn but I'm not sure if it's the full crew or not. They are listed here in no particular order:-

    Sgt A C GLENWRIGHT (410323) RAAF
    F/Sgt J G WADE (413050) RAAF
    F/Sgt J F KEMP (415664) RAAF
    F/Sgt E W LAWRENCE (1392140)
    Sgt K R CARTER (933794)

    Marco has already ordered the files for the three Australians from the NAA, but if anyone is able to provide further details on the loss of the aircraft or any of the crew listed I would be very grateful.

    Regards
    Linzee

    Thank you all for whatever further information!

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    For those not following on another thread:-

    Name: WADE, JAMES GORDON
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Unit Text: 142 Sqdn. (Wellington Mk X LN466)
    Age: 26. Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: 413050
    Additional information: Born 25th June 1917 at Marrar, New South Wales. Enlisted 15th August 1941 at Sydney. Previous occupation: Labourer. Son of Abraham Michael and Jane Ann Wade, of 21, Pacific Street, Manly, New South Wales, Australia.
    Grave/Memorial Ref: Coll. grave VI. B. 6. MILAN WAR CEMETERY

    Name: KNAPP, JACK FREDERICK
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Unit Text: 142 Sqdn. (Wellington Mk X LN466)
    Age: 23. Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: 415664
    Additional information: Born Fremantle on the 19th October 1920. Enlisted Perth 7th December 1941. Son of Henry Lee Knapp and Daisy Amelia Knapp, of East Fremantle, Western Australia.
    Grave/Memorial Ref: Coll. grave VI. B. 6. MILAN WAR CEMETERY

    Name: LAWRENCE, ERIC WALTER
    Rank: Flight Sergeant (Nav./Bomber)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 142 Sqdn. (Wellington Mk X LN466)
    Age: 21. Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: 1392140
    Additional information: Son of Walter and Dorothy May Lawrence, of Colchester, Essex.
    Grave/Memorial Ref: Coll. grave VI. B. 6. MILAN WAR CEMETERY

    Name: CARTER, KENNETH ROSS
    Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 142 Sqdn. (Wellington Mk X LN466)
    Age: 21. Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: 933794
    Additional information: Son of Alfred and Gertrude Carter; husband of Lena Myrtle Carter, of Snodland, Kent.
    Grave/Memorial Ref: Coll. grave VI. B. 6. MILAN WAR CEMETERY

    Name: GLENWRIGHT, ALBERT CLIVE
    Nationality: Australian
    Rank: Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Australian Air Force
    Unit Text: 142 Sqdn. (Wellington Mk X LN466)
    Age: 21. Date of Death: 24/11/1943
    Service No: 410323
    Additional information: Born 20th May 1922. Enlisted Melbourne 6th December 1941 He was a 3rd year chemistry student. His father served in the 6th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces, in the Great War. Son of Albert Victor and Gladys Edith Glenwright, of 57, Baker Street, Richmond, Victoria, Australia.
    Grave/Memorial Ref: Coll. grave VI. B. 6. MILAN WAR CEMETERY

    Intriguingly, of the two 70 Squadron losses, both show the dates for the crews as 25th November. Was there another operation the next night or is there another explanation?

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    Hi Kevin, thanks a lot,


    You right. I am also trying to find infos concerning these entries:

    1) 142 Squadron,
    2) Oudna airstrip, Tunisia,
    3) other eventual crews and planes who took part to the raid of that night, against Torino, in Northern Italy. I already have info LN317 from 70 Sqn.,
    4) The raid course from Tunisia to Italian coasts and beyond.

    Thank you very much for your kind help.
    Best regards,

    M.

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    hello,

    With the names and especially the service numbers of the R.A.A.F. airmen, it should be worthwile to check the National Archives of Australia online. With a little luck, at least on casualty file for one of the airmen concerned would already have been digitised and this usually contain a report from the Missing Research and Enquiry Service, much usefull for our kind of research.

    Type the service number in the search box.

    Joss

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