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    Default Flt Lt M.B.H.CHALLIS DFC - 76 OTU

    Hi All

    Another request through my website, does anyone have any details on the circumstances of death of the above on 7 Apr 1944?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    TSGNO (Allison) mentions on page 410 (biography F/O D.E.C. Lawrence):

    LAWRENCE, DONALD EARLE CRAIG, F/O(P), J27725, from London, Ontario. Killed Apr.7/44, #76 OTU. There were two crews in Wellington aircraft #LN324 who were engaged in a cross-country exercise when they crashed in the Sinai Desert foothills.

    All are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial and Allison has following names besides F/O LAWRENCE, unfortunately CHALLIS' name not listed:

    F/O J. BUCKLEY - 134357;
    2/Lt C.H.A. CONSTANTIN - SAAF 328817V;
    F/Sgt D.F. BARNARD - 1382524;
    F/Sgt A.D. BRAND - 1021613;
    F/Sgt A.G. RICHES - 1809238;
    Sgt H. McILWRAITH - 1074143;
    Sgt G. TRIBE - 927238, and
    Sgt A.R. WOPSHOT - 1607113.

    Makes a total of nine and two crews at least must have been ten, so I do believe Challis could be added to the list.
    Who may confirm ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Sounds a distint possibility.

    Malcolm

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