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    I wonder if these airmen are connected to a 7 (C) OTU loss in Northern Ireland on 5 May 1943? All died same date and are Killed on Active Service RAF Casualty list 252.

    Sgt R W Anderson is buried in Northern Ireland and a previous thread connected Sgt T Holden to 7 (C) OTU.

    KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.
    ---> Sgt. R. W. Anderson; (Pilot)
    ***** Sgt. R, W. Dupen; (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    ***** Sgt. J. O. Eaves;
    ***** A/C.I F. E. Hirst; (Drogue Op.)
    ---> Sgt. T. Holden; (Pilot)
    ***** Sgt A. Macintosh; (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
    ***** Sgt. N. E. Reilly; (Pilot)

    None appear to have England or Wales death registrations and I took the risk of not checking Scotland.

    Cheers and regards

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    Dennis,
    Sorry no locations or a/c types mentioned but i have two 7 OTU losses for May 43.
    (1) One involved a pilot who appeared hesitant in the initial stages of t/off, stalled and crashed with loss of all on board.

    (2) Loss of a/c on night navigation excercise, on approach to base on return flight, lost through bad flying or even disobedience of orders, bodies of crew found in lough next morning

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    Dennis

    Wellington LB241 at Drenagh, Limavady.

    In haste

    DaveW

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    Thanks lads,

    internet is full of references to this, sorry for taking up your time!!

    Newman was listed Died of Wounds or Injuries received OAS.

    Newspaper article names them as:

    Sergeant Ronald Walker Anderson (21)
    Sergeant Roland William Dupen (21)
    John Oswald Eaves (22)
    Sergeant Thomas Holden, (20)
    Sergeant Angus MacIntosh (22)
    Sergeant Hector Raymond Alfred Newman, 20,

    Read more: http://prod.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/memorial-for-crew-of-wwii-bomber-13466427.html?startindex=-1#ixzz0bEleEKIH


    If I'd checked I'd have found that
    AC1 F E Hirst is registered in Inverness, Scotland. Sgt Norman E Reilly I cannot find in Scotland but it may be a spelling issue.

    Thanks lads, the other Wellington into Lough Foyle must be HX738, previously mentioned on this forum.

    best regards and a Happy New Year.
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    My post above should say Wellington HX735, having recevied the ORB via Ross today.
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