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    Hi All

    1. 252 Sqn lost two Beaufighters on 1 Sep - T5042 and T4881, the later was being flown by VANIER, EUGENE DUNLOP (J/6001) RCAF - age 26, according to TSGNO. There were three others lost: -

    JAGGARD, RUSSELL GEORGE DENIS (102545) RAFVR - age 20
    ASQUITH, HARRY (998260) RAFVR - age 21
    DREWRY, FRANCIS GEORGE (1161618) RAFVR - age 21

    Does anyone know who was flying with Vanier and were the other two in T5042?

    2. 92 Sqn lost two Spitfires on 2 Sep, BR515 and BR475 but only one pilot: -

    MOUNT, LOUIS BAVINCOURT (J/15767) RCAF - age 20

    Anyone know which one he was flying?

    3. On 6 Sep, No 39 Sqn lost Beaufort II, AW280 'R' (EVANS, R. CLIFFORD B. (102236V) SAAF - age 27) and AW305 'Q' (SHARMAN, DONALD CHARLES (33529) RAF - age 24)
    The following were also lost but who was in which aircraft?

    Plt Off WATSON, ROBERT MACKINNON (121415) RAFVR - age 22
    Flt Sgt GIBBONS, ROY SAMUEL DFM (915751) RAFVR - age 22
    Sgt DUNCAN, KEVIN JOHN PATRICK (916927) RAFVR - age 21
    Sgt CALVERT, ARTHUR (1112241) RAFVR - age 20
    Sgt WADHAM, MICHAEL FRANK NICHOLAS (1167455) RAFVR
    Sgt COX, EDWARD RONALD (1294208) RAFVR - age 20

    4 According to ‘Malta – The Spitfire Year’ X8085 of 227 Sqn was lost on 6 Sep flown by

    CUSWORTH, ALBERT JOHN (1187015) RAFVR - age 22
    NOOME, FREDERICK OWEN (102200V) SAAF - age 23

    However, according to A-B this aircraft was operated by 235 Sqn and 132 OTU and was struck off charge on 27 Sep 1945

    Anyone know what Cusworth and Noome were flying?

    5. On 6 Sep two Proctors, Z7250 or DX195, of No 4 SS collided the crews being: -

    Flt Sgt JOHNSON, GEORGE RONALD (1270575) RAFVR - age 20
    AC2 ARCHER, WILLIAM HENRY (1382141) RAFVR - age 18
    AC2 DORNIN, GEORGE HUMPHREYS (1382401) RAFVR - age 22
    Sgt COX, CHRISTOPHER AUSTEN GEORGE (1333810) RAFVR - age 20

    Can anyone place them in their respective aircraft?

    All the best

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,

    2. I've MOUNT on BR515; Lt RABIE (1 [SAAF] Sqn attd 92 Sqn) baled out and returned to his unit unharmed.
    3. I've EVANS, DUNCAN, COX and CALVERT on AW280; SHARMAN, WATSON, GIBBONS and WADHAM on AW305.
    4. X8085 confirmed by Winston Brent in his "85 Years of SAAF" (page 406).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Many thanks Henk

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    Hi Malcolm

    T4881
    P/O E D Vanier RCAF
    Sgt H Asquith

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    Thanks Ross

    I'll assume the other two were in T5042

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,

    I have X8089 for Cusworth and Noome, but I can not confirm it at the time being as I have no access to the AB series.

    Kind regards

    Kevin

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    Hi Kevin

    According to A-B X8089 was with 248 Sqn when it was lost on that date but Jefford states that 248 left their Beaufighters with 227 when they returned to the UK in May so it looks a good candidate

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm & Kevin,
    X8089 was shot down by flak attacking convoy off Cape Sta Maria di Leuca, 6-9-1942.
    I found the following info on 248 Sqn:
    At the end of July (1942, Henk) sixteen of the squadron's aircraft left on the first stage of a flight to Malta, all arriving safely by 10 August. After escorting a vital relief convoy to Malta and attacking enemy airfields in Sicily, the aircrews returned to the U.K. "leaving their aircraft in Malta".
    Regards,
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    Thanks Henk

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    Thanks Henk for the confirmation.

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