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    Hello,

    Seeking service history/fate of a No.36 Sqn Mk.XII Wellington. The serial is possibly HF119, but of that I'm not sure. The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Western Mediterranean on 2-11-1943. Could someone with a copy of the AB HA100 to HZ999 Vol. please help?

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    Col,
    From TSGNO - page 70 - biography F/O (Pilot) Clarence Elmer BRANDT - RCAF J/11314:
    Wellington HF119 crashed in the sea during an anti-sub patrol.
    From my own files:
    F/O BRANDT - Alamein Memorial Column 271;
    F/O John S. FULLAR - 401664 - RAAF - Oran/Le Petit Lac Cem.;
    F/O Jack H. HAND - 412134 - RAAF - survived;
    F/O John O. SCOBLE - 411391 - RAAF - survived;
    Sgt R. DURHAM - 1379963 - survived, and
    Sgt R.E. WOODGATE - 1331598 - survived.

    Please confirm.
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    Henk.

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    Sorry Col, forgot to mention what's in AB on HF119:
    301 FTU/303 FTU/3 OADU/221/36 - Dived into sea at night, 2.11.43.

    Henk.

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    Col,

    Wellington XII HF119
    301 FTU/303 FTU/3 OADU/221/36
    Dived into sea at night, 2.11.43

    Errol

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    Henk/Errol.

    (Age before beauty!) Thank you.

    2-11-1943
    No.36 Sqn.
    Wellington XII HF119

    Storr's summary(with corrections/additions by me):

    A Wellington with F/O Pullar as 2nd Pilot dived into the Mediterranean Sea approx 50 miles north of Oran at approx 5am local time on 2nd November 1943. Five of the crew were rescued by RN vessel HMS "Anemone". They were injured and admitted to 7th US Hospital, Oran. F/O Pullar died of his injuries on 2nd November 1943. F/O Brandt was posted Missing Believed Killed.

    AUS401664 F/O (Capt/Pilot) John Sutherland PULLAR* RAAF +
    J/11314 F/O (2nd Pilot) Clarence Elmer BRANDT RCAF + (Alamein Memorial)
    AUS412134 F/O (Obs.) Jack Henry HAND RAAF - Injured
    AUS411391 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr) John Owen SCOBLE RAAF - Injured
    1379963 Sgt (W.Op/Air Gnr.) F/R DURHAM - Injured
    1331598 Sgt (Air Gnr.) R E WOODGATE - Injured

    * Pullar buried Le Petit Lac Cemetery, Algeria.

    Storr does not mention a serial at all, also notice anomaly between Capt/2nd Pilot in summary and crew list.

    Your help much appreciated,

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 20th October 2010 at 14:40.

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