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    I am researching a relative F/O Gordun Lundon 117004 who lost his life on or about 4th March 1943. He was attached to 172 Squadron Coastal Command Unit operating Wellingtons from Chivenor.
    Is there anyone who can suggest where I could obtain information surrounding the circumstances which led to his death.
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    Rod Cullinane

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    He was shotdown by uboat U-333


    http://www.uboat.net/boats/u333.htm

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    4 Mar 1943
    Aircraft attack, aircraft shot down:British Wellington Mk.VIII MP505 (172 Sqdn RAF/B, pilot F/O G.D. Lundon)

    At 21.31 hours, the outbound boat was surprised by the Wellington aircraft in the Bay of Biscay. But when the aircraft switched on the Leigh Light, it was hit by AA fire and crashed burning into the sea after passing over the boat, killing the crew of six. Two of the four depth charges dropped actually hit U-333, but one broke up without detonating and the other bounced of and caused only light damages.The same aircraft and crew had sunk U-268 on 19 Feb, 1943."

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    A couple of weeks earlier Lundon had sunk U-268


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    Amrit

    Many thanks for your prompt reply - this is most helpful

    Kind Regards

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    Crew, besides LUNDON:
    F/O G.B. ALFRED - 121342 * F/O N. BERNETT - RCAF J/9739 * Sgt D.M. McLEOD - RCAF R/95290 * P/O J.G. PRIDEAUX - RCAF J9749 * Sgt C.H. SMITH - RCAF R/65415.

    Henk.

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