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    Default No.226 Squadron, 1941

    A person is inquiring about his uncle's last flight - Sergeant Charles Clinton Topping, RCAF, killed 26 August 1941 in Blenheim Z7305, No.226 Squadron. I have already referred him to Michael Bowyer's history of No.2 Group (without personally knowing if it has much on this mission). If anyone has (or has ready access) to No.226 Squadron's ORB, it would be much appreciated if excerpts could be provided.

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    Can't add much but perhaps following is of any help:
    Z7305/T took off from Wattisham, Suffolk, 11.54 hrs on an anti shipping patrol in areas coded Beat 9 and 10, attacking convoy over North Sea 38 km N of IJmuiden and shot down by ship's flak 14.27 hrs. Sgt (Pilot) Gilbert V. SMITH - 649336 missing (Runnymede Panel 52); the body of Sgt (Obs) Stanley BURDON was found washed ashore 19-10-1941 at Egmond aan Zee and buried 21-10-1941 in the General Cemetery of Bergen, Prov. Noord-Holland (initially as an unknown British airman).
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    Henk.

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