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    Default Ventura GR.V FP539

    Hello,

    Seeking a Unit for the following: Ventura GR.V FP539 (USN PV-1 33458). DBR when swung on take-off and undercarriage collapsed at Takoradi, Gold Coast 24-9-1943. Pilot believed to be 206593V? Lt G E GIDERSON SAAF.

    Any information on above incident appreciated.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th December 2010 at 08:43. Reason: Amended date, per Errol Martyn qv.

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    Col,

    A-B has no unit but records fate as:

    Swung on take-off on ferry flight and undercarriage collapsed, Takoradi, 24 (R) 24.9.43.

    Errol

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    Errol,

    Thanks.

    Believe it or not, I actually did correct that date (to the 24th). I couldn't get back to the board. You can see the results (have now edited). I've had nothing but trouble since I inadvertently hit "Remember Me".

    No unit eh! More work needed.

    Giderson SAAF, has an (undigitised) A705 File at the NAA, indicating an "OZ" connection.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th December 2010 at 08:29.

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