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    Default Halifax DG244 161 Sq

    Hello,
    I would like some informations on the crew of F/O HL Wynne DFM, lost night of 19-20 March 1943 heading for Norway.
    I think that the Mid Upper Gunner Eric William Foster was the same that a Sgt Eric Foster who was in the crew of S/l Harold Outram who belly landed its Whitley L9232 near Vierzon on 25 August 1942.They escaped and came back to England on 6 October 1942.
    If someone has the ORB of 138 and 161 Sq, I would like to know how many ops did Sgt Foster and with what crews .
    Thank you for your help .

    Alain

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    161 ORB shows a Sgt Foster posted into the Sqdn from26 OTU on 7.10.42 - no intials given.

    Sgt Foster turns up in the crew details as a despatcher later that year see

    http://www.geocities.com/fk790/Tempsford/161_ORB_1942.html

    In 43 I can only find 2 entries for a Sgt Foster one on 23/24 Jan on a triple Op in S/Ldr Hodges crew and the other for the night they went missing on VEGA III

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    Hello Bob,

    I forget to say that the crew which belly landed near Vierzon was from 138 Squadron.
    I have been in contact with S/L Harold Outram some years ago who told me all the story of their escape .
    I have too some old letters sent after the war by the crew to their helpers .
    So Sgt Eric Foster could have be sent to an OTU after coming back from France and posted again to Tempsford ?
    I believed that aircrew who have been shot down and escaped from occupyed countries were forbidden to be sent again in a squadron on the same theatre of operation in the fear of if again shot down they could reveal to german who helped them before .

    Alain

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    Hi Alain

    That was Whitley Z9232

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    Elliott Smock
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    Bonjour Alain!

    Thomas Sordalen has a page on his site about the loss of the Wynn Halifax.
    http://home.no.net/thsord/

    Regards
    Linzee

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    Bonjour Linzee !

    Thank you for the link .
    I am not sure if this Foster is the good one, his age 19 in 1943, so 18 in august 1942 when he escaped from France, is not it too young ? Eric Foster must have volunteered at 17 , was it possible ??

    What was the required age to go in RAF ?

    Alain

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