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    Afternoon,

    I'm interested in the above. There is a mention of a 2 TAF Mosquito lost on this date in the Airfield Focus book on Coningsby. The aircraft crashed on a farm near Coningsby. I have found a GM citation for an airmen who helped to rescue the farmer. Volume 3 of 2nd TAF doesn't have the aircraft listed. Does anyone have details? Was it really a 2nd TAF aircraft?

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    Jim

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    Jim

    Mosquito VI HR718 of 2 GSU FIG at Oaklands Farm, New York, Boston. I don't have the crew names.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Cheers for that Dave,

    A slight typo, but it pointed me in the right direction. HR178.

    I remembered to look at Combat Ready, it says the pilot was Fl Lt F D Holdsworth, but it doesn't show the observer.

    Thanks again,

    Jim

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    Jim/Dave,
    Have two NCO's unaccounted for this date:
    Sgt (Nav u/t) Raymond G.E. SMITH - 1863336, and
    Sgt Harold METZGER - 1814404.

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk

    Smith's death registered at Newcastle and Metzger's at Chichester. I have nothing that is relevant.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Two more to add to the list;
    Nav; W/O Alan FOLWELL, 746844, RAFVR. Buried Welford Road Cemetery, Leicester.
    Pilot; F/Lt William WADDELL, 120483, RAFVR. Buried Holme Eden Churchyard,
    Wetheral, Cumberland.

    Doug.
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    Thanks for that Doug,

    Holdsworth (from previous post) and Folwell deaths both registered at Horncastle, Lincs. That looks like the Mosquito crew.

    Waddell at Bristol. He was killed in Spitfire NH483 at Littleton on Severn, Glos.

    DaveW

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    Yes, I would agree with that, Dave. Another one solved. Well done.
    Doug.

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