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    Hello,

    Could someone with the appropriate AB volume, please provide a history of Wellington VIII HX507.

    Col.

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    From a Weybridge-built batch of 300, delivered April - September 1942.

    1443 Flight, 1 OADU, 458 Squadron. Engine caught fire; ditched in west Mediterranean 6th November 1942.

    From Royal Air Force Aircraft HA100-HZ999 (Halley)

    Ian Macdonald

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    Ian,

    That's mighty fine service, and exactly what I wanted to hear!

    Thank you,

    Col.

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    Col,
    I've the info from BATTON's NAA file. Was the a/c 458 Sqn or 221 Sqn as only the non ranked were 458 Sqn, all other miscellaneous f.i. 38 Sqn, 108 Sqn, 221 Sqn.
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    Henk.

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    Henk,

    On checking my file on BATTON, I found that I already had the information I requested on HX507. It came from a Jan 2004 thread of a discussion between yourself, and Errol Martyn.

    Whether HX507 was 458 Sqn or 221 Sqn, l still can't say. The 458 Sqn ORB is of no help, and the 458 Sqn history - 'We Find and Destroy:A History of 458 Squadron RAAF Sqaudron' (2002 ed.) p.75, implies that the loss of HX507 occurred on 17-1-1943!

    What with attachments/detachments of both aircraft and personnel, the situation is most confusing.

    Certainly not helped by the following:

    http://www.awm.gov.au/cms_images/ROH_RAAF/CREWS/458CREW_8D.pdf

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th December 2009 at 05:52. Reason: Minor correction

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    Col,
    Keep it for the time being as 458 Sqn (Air Britain: 1443 Flt/1 OADU/458).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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