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    Default Crash landing 25.5.1942 Beaufighter 68 Sqn

    Hi all
    With a damaged engine 29th May 1942 crashed in fields near Cromer Beaufighter Mk.IF. Crew 68 Sqn P/O Marshall - P/O Haigh - OK. Does anybody know the details of this crash landing? I am grateful for every detail.
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    Probably no connection but on 29 May 42 Beau T4919 of No 236 Sqn was fired upon by a Spitfire of No 610 Sqn which broke off the attack on recognition. The port engine failed and caught fire and the Beau crash-landed at Gisleham near Lowestoft. This location is about 30 miles south of Cromer.

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    Hi Dave
    At first I thought your post as a step sideways.Sorry. After exploring my archives, it suits me. I found one victim, Sgt Sydney Walker (1056064) obs RAFVR. You do not know the other victims and perpetrators?
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    Hi Pavel
    Sorry, no I don't have the Beau crew names. I asked my friend who is Secretary of the 610 Sqn Association and he has copies of the 610 ORB for that time. There is no mention of such an incident on the 29th May, nor any follow-up. They were based at Ludham in Norfolk and were operational that day on patrols.

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    Beaufighter IF X7692 crash-landed at Worstead Park, Norfolk at 0109 hours on 30 May 1942. Claimed 2 x He 111s "probably destroyed" (no confirmation) during patrol over N Sea. Beaufighter shot about by return fire. Engines failed on joining circuit at Coltishall. Crew felt a/c had been kept on patrol too long. Cat E. Crew injured.

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    The identity of the 610 Sqn Spitfire pilots in the 29 May 1942 incident is known but withheld for obvious reasons. Interestingly, the Station Commander at Ludham got a rocket over this - it was his responsibility to ensure regular aircraft recognition classes for aircrew !

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    Last edited by BC1; 12th November 2010 at 23:41. Reason: typo

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    Brilliant Bob
    Thank you very much for the comprehensive answer. Incognito offender respect. The victim in Beau T4919 of No 236 Sqn - Sgt Sydney Walker (1056064) is correct?
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    Bob
    You do not have in its archives identity Beaufighter 68 Sqn of May 30. 1942
    W / Cdr Aitken - F / O Higham - Do217 Destroyed
    S / Ldr Howden - F / O Montgomery - Ju88 Destroyed
    F / Lt Winward - F / Sgt Wood - Do217 Destroyed
    Thank you in advance
    Pavel (68Sqn)

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