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    Hello All,

    I''ve a note in my file that this one was lost on a sortie to Corunna, Spain.

    Can anyone confirm?

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    Mark

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    Hi Mark

    All it says in the relevant Air-Britain 'Serials' books is:

    DZ438 [Mosquito IV] 540 [Sqn] Lost 13.6.43. NFD [= no further details, I assume].

    Cheers

    Ian

    ps WHEN are they going to bring out the next ones in the 'Losses' series: Coastal Command, and Middle-East ??????? !!!!!!!!
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    Confirmed,

    Took off Benson at 11:30 on 13/06/43

    Sgt A G Wright
    Sgt G C Lane

    Missing from photo mission to the Corunna area. Both men are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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    Hi Mark,

    540 Sqn flew 3 sorties to the Spain (El Ferrol and La Corunna) on the 13 Jun 43.

    I don't know whether they were looking for anything specific or were doing routine recce of the Spanish ports. I'd guess at the former if 3 sorties were dispatched.

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
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    Fast!

    Many thanks gents.

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