|February 1943 1||Hi All
As with January I'm looking for confirmations for February, but I'll put them in fewer messages to save moving other threads down.
This batch covers 1 - 5 Feb
2 Feb 1943
Mosquito II, DD665 or Mosquito II, DD785 of No 264 Sqn
Plt Off FULLER, SYDNEY BEN DFM (49572) RAF; age: 28
3 Feb 1943
Spitfire VB, ER720 of No 241 Sqn
Flt Lt FURNISS, PATRICK DUNN (41994) RAF; age: 26
Spitfire VC, EE770, EN336 or ER851 of No 243 Sqn
Fg Off AUSTIN, STANLEY MAURICE (113412) RAFVR; age: 20
Sgt McATEER, JOHN GILMORE (1143473) RAFVR; age: 26
4 Feb 1943
Beaufighter VI, EL405 of No 235 Sqn
Fg Off GALLIMORE, DUDLEY STUART (121471) RAFVR; age: 26
Fg Off WOOLLARD, JOHN KENNETH (123051) RAFVR; age: ?
Beaufighter VIC, JL450 or JL454 of No 236 Sqn
Fg Off TREADWELL, ALFRED HENRY ARTHUR (124245) RAFVR; age: ?
Sqn Ldr LEWIS, WILLIAM EDWARD LAWLEY AFC (29038) RAF; age: ?
Sgt MURRAY, CHARLES (619197) RAF; age: 24
Sgt WALLIS, JACK BERNARD (656569) RAFVR; age: 24
Baltimore II, AG822 of No 1437 Flt
KOSTER, SYDNEY ORFORD (1165634) RAFVR; age: 27
5 Feb 1943
Wellington VIII, HX653 of No 172 Sqn
Sgt FAUX, JOHN GREGORY (1266731) RAFVR; age: 22
Sgt FRANCIS, JOSEPH ERNEST (656390) RAF; age: 21
Fg Off MYERS, JOHN NORLEY (118485) RAFVR; age: 21
Sgt PAUL, ERNEST EDWARD (1379756) RAFVR; age: 21
Sgt POLLARD, STANLEY THOMAS (657138) RAF; age: 26
Sgt WHITWELL, FRANK (1379206) RAFVR; age: 20
Beaufighter VI, T5134 of No 235 Sqn
Sgt WILKINSON, WILLIAM ALFRED (1319296) RAFVR; age: 21
Beaufighter VI, JL615 of No 254 Sqn
Flt Sgt MACKENZIE, ARTHUR ALLAN (1204045) RAFVR; age: 23
Flt Sgt KNIGHT, HAROLD JAMES (1325114) RAFVR; age: 23
Wellington X, HF673 of No 1 OADU
Sgt GROVES, ERNEST HENRY JOSEPH (1316856) RAFVR; age: 21
Fg Off MARTIN, HERBERT LESLIE (126881) RAFVR; age: 21
Sgt SCOTT, GEORGE (978133) RAFVR; age: ?
Beaufighter VI, X8060 of No 2 (C) OTU
Flt Sgt SMITH, ALAN RODWAY (1388945) RAFVR; age: 20
Sgt BILLINGHAM, WILFRED (1233699) RAFVR; age: 21
Anson, 6650/6196 of No 9 AOS
LAC BOWLER, JOHN THOMAS (1355815) RAFVR; age: 26
All the best
Malcolm ....Read More.||malcolm_raf on 23rd November 2011 01:51:41|
|February 1943 1||Malcolm,
2 Feb 1943 - I've FULLER on DD665 but only for reason that DD665 crashed ¼ mile W of Bishops Waltham, Hants., and the pilot of DD785 "abandoned" his aircraft; crashed Chase Farm, Martin, Fordingbridge, Hants., and may have survived.
3 Feb 1943 - FURNISS not (yet) in my files but ER720 may be correct as this was the only 241 Sqn loss (Missing from tactical reconnaissance 10 miles W of Kairouan, Tunisia).
3 Feb 1943 - AUSTIN and McATEER are both still on my unaccounted list. Agree that EE770, EN336 and ER851 were shot down by FW 190s near Kairouan.
4 Feb 1943 - I've GALLIMORE and WOOLLARD on T5134. Only WOOLLARD sofar confirmed by Ross. (Ross: Assumed to have crashed into sea on a transit flight back to Leuchars). Perhaps Ross could tell us about GALLIMORE.
4 Feb 1943 - I've TREADWELL and LEWIS on JL454 (confirmed by Ross).
4 Feb 1943 - I've MURRAY and WALLIS on JL450 (confirmed by Ross).
5 Feb 1943 - Also have KOSTER on AG822.
5 Feb 1943 - Agree with crew on Wellington HX653.
5 Feb 1943 - WILKINSON and T5134: refer to 4 Feb 1943 (GALLIMORE & WOOLLARD) mentioned above.
I've WILKINSON and Sgt Ronald J. BARKHAM (1317383) on Beaufighter EL405 (confirmed by Ross).
5 Feb 1943 - MacKENZIE and KNIGHT indeed on JL615 (confirmed by Ross).
5 Feb 1943 - Also have GROVES, MARTIN and SCOTT on Wellington HF673 but also Sgt (Pilot) Amar Chandra DE - 917035 and Sgt (Nav) Roy MacKENZIE - 930769, resp. on Panels 140 and 158 of the Runnymede Memorial.
5 Feb 1943 - X8060 and crew SMITH, BILLINGHAM also in my files.
5 Feb 1943 - Serial was 6196. Besides BOWLER also killed in this incident: Civilian pilot Mr. D. STILL (under contract RCAF); LAC (Nav u/t) James C. BELL - RNZAF NZ422580 and LAC (Nav u/t) Edward R. CRUMP - RCAF R/142171 (confirmed by Errol Martin in FYT Vol.2 page 60 and Les Allison in TSGNO page 156). Crashed twixt St.Luc and Chambly about 3½ km NNW of St.Jean, Prov. Québec, 10.15 AM.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 24th November 2011 05:06:26|