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    Default 77 Sqdn Whitley T4226 16 Dec 1940

    Dear Gentlemen,

    this a/c is reported to have come down in the sea.

    Suprisingly Sgt R D Ross is buried in Hannover War Cemetery.

    I assume that he baled out before.

    Does anyone have further informations in this case?

    kind regards

    Steve

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    Default Whitley T4226

    Hi Steve,

    Entry in `BCL` By W.R.Chorley says:

    15/16 dec 1940.

    77 Sq. Whitley T4226 KN-J Op.Berlin.

    T/o 17.04 Topcliffe. Heard on w/t asking for bearings but later reported down in sea at 03.50 some 20 miles off Scarborough,Yorkshire. Despite extensive search no trace of bomber or crew found.

    SGT P.ROWE.
    SGT R.D.ROSS.
    SGT P.J.ANSTEY.
    SGT P.O`N DERBISHIRE.
    SGT K.H.WAKE.

    The book `Battle of Britain -The forgotten Months by John Foreman gives same, but only has SGT ROSS listed as pilot.

    It is odd that Ross should be buried in Hanover.
    Last edited by highgroundsman; 2nd March 2010 at 19:27.

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    Hi, also lost off Whitby, Yorkshire on the same raid was Whitley T4289, is there a possiblilty of T4226's loss location being confused with that of T4289.

    It would depend on the where the actual location as "off Whitby" is.

    I think Brian Rapier's "White Rose Base" book has a photo of T4289 being lifted out of the sea at Whitby.

    perhaps something to develop, regards Rich Allenby

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