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    Default 16 Sqdn Lysander - shot down 4/11/1941

    Hi All,

    Does anyone have any information on a Lysander, shot down on a dawn sortie on 4th November 1941. It was probably from 16 Squadron. The pilot was a squadron leader.

    Many thanks in advance,

    Russ

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    Hello Russ,

    Pardon my asking, but are you sure about the date?

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    I think so Col.

    The log entry reads for 4/11/1941 'Dawn sortie, S/L shot down in flames, 3, 109 ME's'

    Russ

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    Hello Russ,

    Here is the reason for my rather odd query:-

    11-6-1941
    No.16 Sqn.
    Lysander IIIA V9510

    Shot down in flames over Exeter by Fw Wolfgang Falkinger, of III./JG2

    37029 S/L (Pilot) Donald WALKER DFC +
    570323 Sgt (W.E.Mech.) Frank Gordon Fallows PERRY +

    Date is way out, but there are similarities.

    Col.

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    Hmmmm...thanks Col.

    I have V9510 last mentioned on 25 May and S/Ldr Walker last mentioned on 30th March, obviously both before 11th June (todays date)??

    but the log entry is for the date I have said....

    Can I ask where you got your info, obviously 16 Squadron seems to drop between bombers and coastal (being army co-op the loss is not mentioned in either Ross's or Chorleys books).

    Russ

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    Hi
    Location not actually 'over Exeter', It was shot down 5km west of Dawlish, ( roughly Ideford / Luton area), seem to remember something about a wing being found in the 80's,
    (or it might have been a wing of a hurricane that crashed nearby late'40)
    cheers
    Jerry

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2700782
    Casualty Details
    Name: WALKER, DONALD
    Initials: D
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Squadron Leader (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Unit Text: 16 Sqdn.
    Date of Death: 11/06/1941
    Service No: 37029
    Awards: D F C
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Plot F.L.4. Grave 11.
    Cemetery: THORNTON-LE-FYLDE (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD


    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2691504
    Casualty Details
    Name: PERRY, FRANK GORDON FALLOWS
    Initials: F G F
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (W.E. Mech.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Unit Text: 16 Sqdn.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 11/06/1941
    Service No: 570323
    Additional information: Son of George Gordon and Lillian Maude Perry, of Nailsea.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Sec. North of Church.
    Cemetery: BACKWELL (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD
    Last edited by brewerjerry; 11th June 2009 at 22:18. Reason: extra info

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