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    Henk will probably answer himself on this website in due course, but based on experience he only has limited infomation. Such as date, casualties and aircraft serial number and location.

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    Hi Gents,

    Some missing detail for Sgt Howell of No.103 Sqn to add to that in Chorley.

    No.17(P)AFU ORB records

    10 April
    Lancaster ED724 crash landed on aerodrome, having been badly shot up during a raid over Germany.

    SSQ Report
    On the 10th April at about 01:00 hrs an operational aircraft crash landed on the airfield (Watton - Ross) on the return from operations. The tail gunner was dead and the tail turret burnt out. The Flight/Eng had burns to one hand received while putting out the flames. The mid gunner had numerous shrapnel wounds to both legs and one arm, and a compound fracture to the left tibia and fibuia. He was admitted to RAF Hospital, Ely. All other members of the crew un-injured.

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    Hi Henk

    could PERROTT have been involved in the accident of Wellington MP585 of 303 FTU

    F1180 confirms him as only fatality.

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    Yes Ross, this was in my files.
    Thanks and regards,
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    Hello

    Sgt (Pilot) Robert D. RICHARDSON - 1147407 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 21 E.F.T.S., linking him to Magister V1076 at Booker.

    AC2 Thomas S. CUMMING - 1522854 - the Shields Daily News of April 12th 1943 reported the following:

    R.A.F. Man Killed at Shields While on Leave
    An aircraftman who was home on leave was killed at High Shields station on Sunday, when he slipped while boarding a train and fell between the platform and the train.
    He was A.C.2 Thomas Robson Cummings [sic], 21, of 61 Tweed Street, Hebburn, and an inquest will be held at South Shields tomorrow.


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    Hello,

    D - Looking for GRO-listing of:

    Cpl Alfred BLACKBURN - 635355 - Age 22 - KOAS.
    LAC Alexander CRAWFORD - 635408 - Age 22 - KOAS.

    The fate of Blackburn, and I would imagine, Crawford:

    BLACKBURN, Corporal Alfred, Royal Air Force (635355), 2 Armoured Car Company, North Africa, 10 April 1943, Killed in Action (Ground), Killed in the explosion of a booby-trapped German lorry at La Skirra, Age 22, West Kirby, Cheshire, Sfax War Cemetery.

    See:
    Failed To Return - Airmen Died In The Second World War 1939-45 - The Roll of Honour of the British, Commonwealth and Allied Air Services - Part 2: A-B.
    Hobson,Chris (Compiler).
    Uckfield:Naval & Military Press,2019.
    p.686

    Col.

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