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    Default Sgt John Burns from Limavady 18.5.43

    Hi All,

    While searching death certs for losses around Orkney I found an entry for Evie & Rendall district which says on 30th June 1943 Sgt John Burns W/AG RAF 1029148 was found washed ashore at Evie,and that his usual residence was Limavady. His death is recorded as due to war operations (Exposure in cold water) . Now I looked on CWGC and found he died on 18.5.43. But can only guess he may have been in a Wellington crew. Can anyone help with his aircraft & crew please?

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    Dave.

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    Hello Dave,

    18-5-1943
    7(C)OTU
    Wellington VIII HX735*

    Lost at sea. Atlantic.

    Crew: (no particular order).

    Aus408771 F/O. William LAWRENCE RAAF +
    127880 F/O.David Castleman STONE +
    J/14853 F/O. Peter Bryson CODE RCAF +
    1477933 Sgt. William MYCOCK +
    1029148 Sgt. John BURNS +
    1212185 Sgt. Frank Ronald BRADBURY +

    * Serial needs confirming

    See: NAA: A705 166/24/105 Item Notes.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th April 2009 at 20:27. Reason: minor correction

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    Default Sgt John Burns from Limavady 18.5.43

    Hi Col,

    Many thanks. Certainly according to Air Britain aircraft HX735 ties in with a MK8 Wellington of 7 OTU lost on that date over the North Atlantic.

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    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for the confirmation on HX735.

    Col.

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