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    Default 70 Sqn Wellington loss - 30-12-1943

    Hello,

    Seeking a serial for a 70 Sqn Wellington lost on 30-12-1943, under the following circumstances:

    AUS408283 W/O Dennis Robert HILL RAAF, was detailed to ferry a Wellington aircraft from Foggia airfield to nearby Tortorella. At 1130 hours soon after take-off, the aircraft was seen to pull out of a dive from 1,000 feet and crash into the ground. Hill, who was flying solo, was killed.

    Hill is buried in Bari War Cemetery, Italy.

    Can anyone provide a Wellington serial that fits the bill?

    Thanks,

    Col.
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    No note of the aircraft serial in his personnel files, but he did get a reprimand for bending Wellington HD946 at 11OTU in July '43.

    http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=5522183

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    Hi AL90,

    Appreciate your help.

    Col.

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    Wellington X HE713 seems to fit!

    dg

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    Hello dg,

    If its not too much trouble. Could you quote your source, and tell me what it has to say?

    Thanks for your help,

    Col.

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    Col,

    FYI, A-B serials has

    Wellington X HE713
    311 FTU/3 OADU/70/37/70
    Spun into ground Foggia, 30.12.43; DBF

    Errol

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    Errol,

    Many thanks. I'm sure DG will be pleased.

    Col.

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    HE713 confirmed by AHB.

    David

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    Hi David (DG),

    Thanks for confirmation on HE713.

    Col.

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