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    What caused the death of Sgt Albert A. RICHARDSON - 1066883 - 203 Sqn (flying Baltimores from LG.227 [Maryut - Gianaclis Satellite]). Commemorated Panel 9 Column 1 of the Malta Air Forces Memorial. Can't find a match in my Baltimore file.
    Regards and thanks, Henk.

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    Henk,
    GRO Military deaths RAF has Richardson with 69sqdn at time of death.

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    Henk,

    10-1-1943
    No.69 Sqn
    Baltimore - ? -

    Missing from mission to Messina Straits area.

    1187984 F/Sgt Horace Victor Le DIEU RAFVR +
    1311354 Sgt Alan James LONG RAFVR +
    1066883 Sgt Albert Alexander RICHARDSON RAFVR + (203 Sqn on CWGC)
    1180415 Sgt Malcolm Pitt VAUGHAN RAFVR +

    All commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

    Col.
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    Henk
    My The Malta Memorial Part 11 book [compiled & published by the Imperial War Graves Commission 1954] has Richardson in 203 squadron but the other 3 men in 69 squadron ?
    A mistake ?

    Anne

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    Henk,

    Le DIEU, LONG, RICHARDSON & VAUGHAN, all listed as MISSING. Flight. April 1, 1943, p.352. Cas. Comm. No.216.

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    Thanks friends for info on correct squadron number for RICHARDSON. It was CWGC 203 Sqn that tricked me. I've LE DIEU, LONG and VAUGHAN on Baltimore AG742 missing on a recce flight over Albania.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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