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10th June 2012, 03:52
I am currently involved in a project related to chronicling the histories of various Westland Wapitis that served with the RAF and the IAF in India.

Unfortunately the ORBs related to various units are complete only from June 1942 onwards and anything prior to that is a great mystery. While I have been able to find out details of some accidents. I do not have the crew details for the following examples. Can our forum members help if they know the names of the pilots or aircrew?

J9383 II 1942-12-23 dbr ground
J9483 II 1942-03-31 31.3.42 accident Patna, UC Collapsed on Landing
J9496 II 1942-05-20 Taxied downwind in high speed into AudaxK5569 at Drigh Road 20.5.42
J9633 II 1939-05-10 Cr ??
J9716 II 1942-05-18 Ratnagar Log 1 ATU Cr while towing drogue
J9731 V 1942-08-11 Cr Madras 8-10-42 , FL 11-8-42 Plt Offr D K Sarkar?
J9733 V 1940-02-07 SOC DBER
J9759 V 1941-03-28 Hit Trees during FL itarpur N India 28-3-41
K1260 II 1941-10-04 force landed Bhuj 4 Oct 41
K1269 II 1941-10-30 crashed Drigh Rd 30 Oct 41
K1271 II 1942-05-20 1SFTS ATU Cr on ldg Peshawara 20-5-42
K1286 II 1942-03-16 1 AACF hit by Lysander N1209 of No.2 Sqn at DR 16-3-42
K1289 II 1941-06-30 1s EC FL Pushtakhara, nr Peshawar30-6-41
K1291 II 1942-05-28 ran into soft ground and tipped up Cochin 28-5-42
K2276 II 1941-11-07 crashed Drigh Rd 7 Nov 41
K2289 II 1941-06-10 1SFTS 5CDF hit rock in FL non night navex Jungshahi 10-6-41
K2294 II 1940-10-21 1s crashed at Drigh Rd, 21 Oct 40, repaired
K2303 II 1941-06-18 flew into ground at Jhimpur Sind, damaged - to 1 SoTT(I)

Appreciate your help very much