Hello,

Can anyone augment/correct the following?

16/17-5-1942
No.104 Sqn.
Wellington II Z8498 'M'
Op: Benghazi

Took off, LG 106, detailed to attack the harbour and shipping. The starboard engine cut on return; the aircraft lost height and crash-landed in the western desert. DBR.

Crew (Alpha order):

Sgt (W.Op.) L H ABBOTT
P/O (Pilot) R A BAKER
P/O ( - ? - ) GRAY
Sgt ( - ? - ) D ROSS
Sgt ( - ? - ) ROSS AUST?/RAAF?
P/O ( - ? - ) SAMS

Crew reportedly picked up by NZ LRDG.

Basic data, BLME1/143. Additonal material from unconfirmed source.

Col.