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    Default Bristol Beaufort loss 42 Sqn 1942

    Dear Gentlemen,

    I'm looking for further informations regarding the following loss:

    8 Apr 1942
    42 Sqn Coastal Command
    Bristol Beaufort ? AW-? Op: ?
    Pilot ?
    F/S A B Johnson+, panel 74
    F/S J G Morrison RCAF+, panel 105
    Sgt T Pugh+, 6A.E.8, first buried Helgoland Cemetery
    Sgt Pugh rests in Hamburg-Ohlsdorf Cemetery. The rest are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

    Many thanks for your kind help.

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    Steve

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    Hello Steve,

    You are missing one crewmember, Sgt Ernest Shepherd, 1304371, buried in Esbjerg, Denmark.

    The rest of the story can you find in Airwar over Denmark.

    Link:

    http://www.flensted.eu.com/194207.shtml

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    N1172 pres. lost over the Skagerrak ± 1530h; Shepherd was found washed ashore on Fanų.
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    Dear Henk, dear Finn,

    great link, great help. Thank you very much!

    cheers

    Steve

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    For the attention of Henk Welting,

    Sorry Henk, but Sgt Ernest Shepherd, 1304371, was found washed ashore on Emmerlev Klev, Danish North Sea coast on 25/7 1942.

    I have the original extract of the Danish Police Report, date 10/11 1942. He was immediately identified by name and service number. Also RAF station Leuchars was mentioned in the report.

    Fanø island is much farther north.

    http://maps.google.dk/maps?imgsz=l&imgtbs=z&gbv=2&hl=da&q=Emmerlev%2 0klev&ndsp=20&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=il&tbo=1

    Your Fanø airman must be an unidentified or later identified airman.

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    Thanks Finn for the correction; amended my file.
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    Henk.

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    Just for info they were flying out of Leuchars at the time and it is listed in my book as a Beaufort I. There is a pic of AW-Y in my book looking a bit worse for wear.
    Dee

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