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Thread: 220 Squadron Hudson crash landing, Flt Sgt Gamble, January 1942

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    Default 220 Squadron Hudson crash landing, Flt Sgt Gamble, January 1942

    Am sure I posted something similar to this on the old site but cannot find it. Looking for the identity of the Hudson and date of the incident - it occurred in Northern Ireland.
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    This one Robert?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=10024&forum=DCForumI D6&archive=yes

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    AM670 ? F/Sgt G.O. Gamble - 744969, crashed Agnew's Hill, Larne, Co.Antrim, 19.42 hrs.
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    Thanks, Amrit and Henk. That's the one!
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    A small point, Henk. It was actually Flt Sgt G D Gamble.
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    Hi Robert,

    `Lockheed Hudson in WW2` by Andrew Hendrie gives date at 4th January 1942,
    Location and details as previously posted here.

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    Thanks, Dave. Nice to have the full date.
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    Henk:
    One other observation: The London Gazette quotes a service number of 741675 rather than 744969. Perhaps a replacement number...?
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    And old thread but could anyone confirm if this was a non fatal incident?

    And is the full crew list known?

    I found the old thread referenced above.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/10024.php

    I am wondering if there was a Gordon White on board.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 16th January 2016 at 12:03.
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello,

    Well, it was non-fatal as far as 741675 George Douglas Gamble* was concerned. He lost his life (as 139613 F/O DFC,BEM[M]), on 24-11-1944, when 111 OTU Mitchells FW150 and HD330 collided off the Bahamas. Gamble had sunk U-964 on 16-10-1943. He was piloting No.86 Squadron Liberator FK241:"Y".

    * Gamble was Member of the Pharmaceutical Society, and a Fellow of the Spectacle-Makers' Company.

    Col.
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