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    Default 23 Sqn loss on 6 February 1944

    I had an old note saying that "On 6 February 1944, at 8:00 p.m., a Mosquito of 23 Squadron crashed near Parma, Italy."

    I found no trace of it in the Mosquito production list, which usually will cover every Mosquito loss I wanted to check.

    Anyway 23 Sqn probably lost one crew this day, as Flg Off William Herbert Rogers, a navigator of the squadron, is buried in Milan War Cemetery with his death date shown as 6 Feb 1944.

    I would like to know more about this loss, especialy the fate/name of the pilot.

    Thanks in advance

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    THE POWER OF GOOGLE

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?forum=DCForumID6&mark=3322&az=next_top ic&archive=yes
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    I posted too fast, I then thought of another way of Googling this incident and found more on the Net.

    Actually my question is answered by an older post on this forum:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?forum=DCForumID6&mark=3322&az=next_top ic&archive=yes

    Sorry

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    Thanks Dennis,

    Yes the power of Google, I am usually rather efficient with it but I am not at my best this morning.

    As you see in my other post my brain became functionnal after my first post and I Googled this case efficiently too.

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    Hello,

    Pilot?

    64901 F/Lt (Pilot) David Leslie PORTER RAFVR PoW L3/3499.

    Col.

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    Yes Col, I've PORTER as the pilot (indeed PoW) and F/O (Nav) W.H. ROGERS - 147669 buried Milano War Cem.

    Henk.

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    Thanks to all for your replies

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