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    Default 613 Sqn crew lost 6th August 1944

    Hello all from a new member.
    Whilst on holiday last year I came across the graves of 130454 F/O Gordon Blanshard and 1214032 F/S Herbert Thomas Shaylor in St-Pierre-Du-Vauvray Communal Cemetary Normandy.
    Can anyone provide any further details please? I am returning in May and would once again like to pay my respects.

    Many thanks
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    Default 613 Sqn crew lost 6th August 1944

    Hello Bonkers,

    I have pieced details together from research this evening, but probably other members from this forum, can verify and return with more details from other reliable sources.

    Mosquito FB VI LR368, SY- from 613 Sqn
    T/o: Lasham
    Op: Night intruder - Seine crossings
    Lost: 6/8 1944

    Crew:
    F/O (pilot) Gordon Blanshard, 130454, RAFVR +
    F/Sgt (obs) Herbert Thomas Shaylor, 1214032, RAFVR +

    Final rest:
    St. Pierre-du-Vauvray Communal Cemetery, Normandy.


    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Many thanks for your help

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    For those who may be interested. LR368 was coded SY-X

    Stein

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    Thanks for that Stein, count me among the interested.

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    Thanks for that extra bit of info Stein.
    I would be really interested if anyone has any more knowledge on this topic

    Thanks again
    Bonkers

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    Dont hesitate to contact 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron Association Terry Holden, 9 Vale Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5QA: tel 01625 524294 as well.... They may have some vets you can talk to!

    Dee

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    Hi,
    I am interested, why specifically these two people?.
    Cheers

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    Default graves of 130454 F/O Gordon Blanshard and 1214032 F/S Herbert Thomas Shaylor in St-Pi

    re graves of 130454 F/O Gordon Blanshard and 1214032 F/S Herbert Thomas Shaylor in St-Pierre-Du-Vauvray Communal Cemetary Normandy. I have loads of info on F/S Herbert Thomas Shaylor, he was a relative, have photos etc, would like further info on F/O Gordon Blanshard though.
    libby

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