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    Default 59 Squadron losses 24.2.1944

    Picked up this request from a contact on another forum and began to wonder on what aircraft if any these airmen lost their lives as I cannot find a 59 squadron loss for 24 February 1944.

    Sgt. R F Smith RAFVR
    Sgt. D G Strachan RCAF
    Sgt. A C Neville RCAF
    F/L. F N Jenkin RAFVR
    F/L. A M Rhodes RAFVR
    F/O. I E Bolton RAFVR
    F/O. N R Gamble RAF
    F/O. J G Moxham RAFVR

    All are commemorated on the Air Forces Memorial, Runnymede.

    59 Squadron were at the time operating out of Ballykelly, Northern Ireland with the Liberator V.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Peter

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    Liberator GR.V serial FL980.

    Henk.

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    Peter,
    I have it listed in my notes as FL980/T 59 Sqn. Ballykelly, missing on AS escort west of Ireland .Same crew listed. The following day Liberator V FL956 /K searched for this aircraft. An Anson from 275 Sqn Ballykelly carried out three sorties that day also, operating down the Irish west coast. HTH
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    FL980

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    Many thanks guys,

    As always, top notch replies.

    Regards
    Peter.

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