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    Looking for details on the death on 19-4-1944 of Sgt Jack Frankland GARNETT - 1486588, commemorated on the Malta Memorial. Recorded as Presumed KIA.
    Believed lost in a Beaufighter, possibly from Alghero, along with Sgt Arthur Leslie HEWITT - 964626.

    Many Thanks
    Martyn

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    Hi Martyn,

    19 April 1944
    No.39 Sqn
    Beaufighter X NE371 'C'
    Op: Rover, Gulf of Lyons.

    Hit sea and exploded after attacking a vessel near Cape l'Espiguette.

    F/Sgt Arthur L. Hewitt (Pilot) +
    F/Sgt Jack F. Garnett (Nav.) +

    See:
    The Winged Bomb:History of 39 Squadron RAF.
    Delve,Ken.
    Earl Shilton:Midland Counties Ltd.,1985.
    pp.182 & 194.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 15th October 2009 at 10:48. Reason: minor correction

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    Many thanks Col for your input again.

    Martyn

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