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    Hello,

    Seeking service history/fate of Beaufort I DD955, from either A-B DA100 to DZ999 or The Beaufort File, or both if they differ.

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    Col.

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    Hi Col

    According to A-B it was only allocated to 39 and was lost on 15 Jun 1942, shot down by fighters

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,

    Thank you.

    It that all it says; "shot down by fighters"?

    Col.

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    Col,

    2nd Ed of A-B states:

    39

    Damaged by Bf 109s off Derna and crashlanded in desert, 15.6.42

    Errol

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    Errol,

    Aha! I have seen this description elsewhere, but had no way of verifying it (other than asking the Forum, or Henk, that is).

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9033

    Thanks.

    The version I have is signifcantly different to the A-B version:

    15-6-1942
    No.39 Sqn.
    Beaufort I DD955
    Took off 0615, from LG 02 (Sidi Barrani) for a torpedo strike against the Italian Battle Fleet. Attacked and damaged by 5 Bf 109s of 8./JG 53 north of Derna. Attempted to reach Malta but had to ditch. Crew spent one day in dinghy, then picked up by the Italian Hospital ship "Aquileja". All crew PoWs.

    AUS400144 F/O (Pilot) Richard Chandler HOOPER RAAF - Injured (head and face) - PoW
    AUS404458 F/Sgt (Obs.) John Edward STAINES RAAF - Injured (broken ankle) - PoW
    933470 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) J HAINING - PoW
    1005740 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Wilfred LUTY - PoW

    Crew all 47 Sqn, attached to 39 sqn.

    Comments are welcomed.

    Col.
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    HOOPER in Camp L3 (Sagan & Belaria) PoW Nr. 3015;
    STAINES in Camp 357 (Kopernikus) PoW Nr. 138554;
    HAINING in Camp 11A (Altengrabow) PoW Nr. 140689,
    LUTY in Camp 11A PoW Nr. 140788.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    HOOPER - Campo35. PM3400,Italy/5A/L3
    STAINES - Campo 78. PM3300,Italy/7A/357.

    Col.

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    To make the picture complete, thanks Col.

    Henk.

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