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    Default Feb 1943 - part 2

    WATSON, DESMOND PELHAM (42922) RAF - age 23
    WELLINGS, GEOFFREY CHARLES (1087357) RAFVR - age Unknown

    According to TSGNO these two were killed on 19 Feb 1942 flying in Anson, 9607 of No 33 SFTS. However The Anson File doesn't appear to have an aircraft listed with this serial, can anyone provide an alternative?

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    Malcolm,

    19-2-1942
    No.33 SFTS
    Anson N9607 'W'

    Collided in formation with (Anson) K8745 and crashed Melbourne, Manitoba.

    The Anson File. p.240

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    Many thanks Col

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    RCAF records of that time have an annoying habit of referring to aircraft by the "last three" or "last four", leaving us with a bit of detective work today.

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    Thanks Bill

    I'll bear that in mind when I sorting out further losses in Canada

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    Malcolm, I've set up my database to search aircraft serial numbers by the last three or the last four, because of this very problem. Let me know if I can be of any help.

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    Thanks Bill

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