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    Default F/O. Ethan Allen DFC 7/6/1944

    Looking for the details leading to the following airman's loss, also the operations carried out be 224 squadron on that day.

    Any help would be appreciated

    Regards

    Peter.


    Name: ALLEN, ETHAN
    Initials: E
    Nationality: Canadian
    Rank: Flying Officer
    Regiment/Service: Royal Canadian Air Force
    Unit Text: 224 Sqdn.
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 07/06/1944
    Service No: J/21435
    Awards: D F C
    Additional information: Son of Horace Ransom Allen and Alice Gwynn Allen; husband of Martha Ester Allen, of Tujunga, California, U.S.A.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 244.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

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    Coo..your file indexing needs the cobwebs swept out of it Peter.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=8875&forum=DCForumID 6&archive=yes

    The RAAF casualties I have confirmed for BZ915 are:
    F/Sgt H J Earl RAAF
    F/Sgt M E Dickenson RAAF
    F/Sgt B A Hands RAAF
    P/O P W Hogan RAAF
    F/Sgt A A Kennedy RAAF
    F/Sgt M R Goldney RAAF

    F/L W J Esler RAAF on BZ924

    Note the serial correction Ragnar gives to the RCAF information in "They Shall Grow Not Old"

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    Ross,

    Many thanks for your help. I think old age is creeping on.

    Regards
    Peter

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    No problems.

    Full crew for BZ942
    F/O E Allen DFC RCAF
    P/O M E Hayward RCAF
    F/L W J Esler RAAF
    P/O H E Pugsley
    F/L L R Aust DFC DFM
    W/O H McIllaney
    Sgt D E Froggatt
    Sgt J A Mitchell
    Sgt A McLaughlin
    Sgt J B C Gray
    Sgt A R Croft

    Add to BZ915
    F/Sgt L J Barnes
    F/Sgt A Collins
    F/Sgt G J H Fairs

    I'm still missing at least two names for this aircraft

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    Hi All,

    Bit more detail:

    Liberator aircraft BZ942 (F/O E.ALLEN DFC). took off from St Eval at 2159 hours on 6th June, 1944 to carry out an A/S Patrol in the English Channel. No message received from this aircraft since take-off and nothing further has been seen or heard of this aircraft.

    The crew of the aircraft was as follows:-

    CAN J/21345 F/O (Capt.) Ethan ALLEN DFC RCAF +
    CAN J/85506 (2nd Pilot) Morris Edgar HAYWARD RCAF +
    AUS401371 F/LT (Nav.) William James ESLER RAAF +
    53447 F/O (Nav.) Harold Edward PUGSLEY +
    48957 F/LT (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Leslie Roy AUST DFC DFM +
    1104418 W/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.)Hugh McILLANEY +
    1213956 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Douglas Edward FROGGATT + (+7-7-44 CWGC)
    1368770 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) John Andrew MITCHELL +
    1596602 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Alexander McLAUGHLIN +
    1826970 Sgt (Air Gnr.) John Brown Callan GRAY +
    2207636 Sgt (Flt. Eng.) Alan Ridley CROFT +

    All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    See: NAA: A705 166/11/149

    Col.

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    Ross - Col

    Once again many thanks, I am in your debt.

    Regards
    Peter

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    Hello Peter/Ross,

    Ross,

    I have AUS417634 F/Sgt Murray Rufus GOLDNEY RAAF, missing on 12-4-1944 aboard 547 Sdn. Liberator BZ913.

    Crew (in alpha order):-

    1682055 Sgt Charles Hamilton CROSBIE +
    AUS422141 F/Sgt Edward DANIELS RAAF +
    148451 F/O James Reginald DYER +
    AUS421846 F/Sgt Keith Reginald FOSTER RAAF +
    AUS417634 F/Sgt Murray Rufus GOLDNEY RAAF +
    1267276 F/Sgt Nigel Henry SUTTON +
    AUS421867 F/Sgt William George SWANBURY RAAF +
    AUS410579 F/Sgt Kenneth Wilfred WEBB RAAF +
    812291 Sgt Lawrence Albert WOOD +

    All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    For 224 Sqn. Liberator BZ915, I have:-

    AUS414988 F/O Ronald Henry BUCHAN-HEPBURN RAAF +
    657007 F/Sgt Geoffrey John Harry FAIRS +
    AUS420386 F/Sgt Phillip William HOGAN RAAF +
    AUS422822 F/Sgt John Downton WHITBY RAAF +
    AUS408388 F/Sgt Max Elwin DICKENSON RAAF +
    AUS422512 F/Sgt Bruce Alfred HANDS RAAF +
    AUS418506 F/Sgt Albert Alexander KENNEDY RAAF +
    AUS422464 F/Sgt Harold John EARL RAAF +
    1390853 F/Sgt Leonard James BARNES +
    626539 Sgt Arthur COLLINS +

    All commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 23rd June 2009 at 14:58. Reason: minor correction

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    Hi Col,

    Many thanks for that.

    I already had Goldney on 913 but was sold a dummy today by the A705 text heading.

    GOLDNEY, Murray Rufus - (Flight Sergeant); Service Number - 417634; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Liberator BZ915; Place - Bay of Biscay; Date - 12 April 1944

    Cheers for the remaining two names for 915

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