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    Please can anyone provide any further details (it appears the 78th were engaged in ground attack during 4 missions that day) of the collision between 2 P-47's over Tun.Wells, Kent as follows for 10.06.1944. It would appear they were outbound, (from Duxford) as the bombs were still attached. But what was the scale of the Op. and where did Lt. William M. McDermott's a/c fall?

    A)Lt. Francis J Kochanek bailed safely out of P-47D #42-76510 from 83 FS, 78 FG, Code HL-M.

    B)1st Lt. William M. McDermott, #O-811940, P-47D #42-26053 died. He came from same unit, Code HL-E.
    Belonging to station 357 Duxford.

    Dave
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    If you email the folks at the US AFHSO they will likely scan and email you the Form 14's (Crash reports) if they exist.

    afhso.research@pentagon.af.mil
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Many thanks Dennis.

    I got sent some copies of some evasion docs, sent in the post some time back.
    Very helpful, to know they can Email.

    Of course there was a hell of alot happening, so close to DDay.

    Dave

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