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    Default 248 squadron, 16 Group, Coastal Command

    Guys,

    Can anyone tell me the fate of these chaps, Blenheim crew involved in a rescue attempt on 1st july 1941.

    A. Z5973 crewed by P/O Wright, Sgt. Gatehouse and Sgt. Rourke.
    B. Z5955 crewed by P/O Birtles, P/O Deardon and Sgt. Diamond.
    Y. L9448 crewed by Sgt. Cheshire, Sgt. Rogerson and Sgt. Croll.
    H. V5737 crewed by Sgt. Cripps, Sgt. Gurnhill and Sgt. Thomas.

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    Nick

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    Cant help you with the in depth stuff but they were based at Sumburgh flying Blenheim IVf at that point.
    Dee

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    Nick, have you checked CWGC database, difficult with no Christian names or initials but:

    Name: BIRTLES, STANLEY HASLOP
    Initials: S H
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Pilot Officer (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 248 Sqdn.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 17/09/1941
    Service No: 87070
    Additional information: Son of Robert and May Elizabeth Birtles, of Buttershaw, Bradford; husband of Joan Marie Birtles.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Cons. Sec. 3. Grave 1612.
    Cemetery: BRADFORD (SCHOLEMOOR) CEMETERY


    Did you get the names from the ORB? Was there any serial numebrs for the men?
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    BIRTLES 17-9-1941: Beaufighter I.C - T3351 - air test, together with AC1 W.T. BOURNE - 652624 (CC Losses Vol.1 page 153).

    Henk.

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