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    Default No.37 Sqn Wellington IC T2616 - 17/18-8-1941

    Hello,

    Need some help on completing details of the following No.37 Sqn loss:-

    17/18-8-1941
    No.37 Sqn
    Wellington IC T2616 'K'
    Op: Benghazi

    Took off 2124, LG 09, detailed to attack harbour installations at Benghazi. F.T.R.

    R/69522 Sgt (Pilot) J R GORDON RCAF - PoW (later J/38645)
    R/59267 Sgt (Pilot ?) S HARCUS RCAF - PoW
    R/55235 Sgt (Nav.) Andrew Norman BLACKMORE RCAF - PoW (later J/38639)
    AUS407027 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Hedley Lawrence CRUMP RAAF - PoW
    915029 Sgt (Air Gnr. ) B DAVIS RAFVR - PoW
    1376912 Sgt (Air Gnr.) E H TWEED RAFVR - PoW

    Loss is mentioned in BLME1/79.

    Apparently, ORB is unreadable for this period, hence Wise Without Eyes/Mears, not much help.

    Crump's files at the NAA are not digitised.

    Any assistance, such as forenames etc., appreciated.

    Col.
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    Hi Col,
    Harcus is J96473 Samuel,commissioned 1/1/43,Canada Gazette 3/11/45,listed as a pilot.From AIR78/43,part 1,page 1151,Bernard Davis and from AIR78/161,part 1,page 547,Edward Henry Tweed.
    Regards,Mark.
    Last edited by MSIMPSON; 24th February 2015 at 11:26. Reason: More information

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    Mark,

    That's just great! Three in one fell swoop.

    Appreciate your help.

    Col.

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    James Reid Gordon, born Niagara Falls, 1916, died Islington, Ontario 1985

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    Alieneyes,

    Thanks for that. Completes the crew.

    Col.

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