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    Default RAF Losses 233, 40 and 75 sqn

    Hi, i am researching some names on my local war memorial and I am trying to find out more information on these airmen who were killed during WW2:
    551547 LAC Dennis Goffe, KIA 25/05/40 with 40 Sqn
    39623 S/Ldr Thomas waddington KIA 11/09/42 with 233 Sqn
    1437206 Sgt Cyril Lionel Fender Killed 21/11/44 with 81 OTU

    Any information would be greatly appreicated,
    Thanks, Rick

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    Hi Rick
    Just for a start. From "the Battle of France-then and now" by Peter Cornwell, Goffe is recorded as being in Blenheim IV, P4942, when it was attacking German columns between Revy and Guines and was shot down by Lt Axthelm of 3/JG27, SE of Marquise. Of the crew Sgt S I Tonks was made POW, Sgt J L Alexander and LAC D Goffe were KIA. With the rank of LAC, at the time, Goffe was almost certainly the Air Gunner
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    Hi Rick, check out this link for Fender:

    http://www3.shropshire-cc.gov.uk/roots/packages/war/war_p02a.htm


    Cheers, Tom

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    Sgt Fender was killed in the crash of a Whitley V (EB410)at Llechrydan Denbighshire.

    Pilot became lost during a night x-country and struck high ground. From "Though without anger"

    HTH

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    Hi Rick,

    11/09/42
    233 Sqn
    Hudson IIIa

    FH398

    S/L T Waddington
    F/Sgt G A Kenyon
    P/O H C Johnson MID
    Sgt T McM Moore

    Op: A/S Sweep West, Gibraltar, 06:32 hrs

    Flew into hill in bad weather in position 36 05N 05 31W and blew up near Gibraltar. All rest in North Front Cemetery, Gibraltar.

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    Excellent, thanks for the help, Rick

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    Hello Rick & Dick,

    My reading of The Battle of France Then and Now (p.362), is slightly different.

    Saturday, May 25. (1940)

    RAF BOMBER COMMAND

    40 Squadron, Wyton.
    Columns between Rety and Guines:

    Blenheim IV P4920

    Shot down by Lt Axthelm of 3./JG27 near Rety, south-east of Marquise, 11.35 a.m.

    Sgt J.L. Alexander and LAC D. Goffe killed. Sgt S.I. Tonks captured.

    Aircraft a write-off.

    Col.

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    Thanks Col
    P4920 it is!! Don't ask me where I got the 4942 from.The Senior moments are increasing!!
    Apologies
    Dick

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