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    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
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    I can confirm the collision of Ansons 6196 and 6650 in February 1943, 3 miles south of Chambley, Quebec, but no info on crews. Dakota may have this information.

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    Blunden & Wilson were killed in Defiant N3507, as you have probably already worked out Wilson was the AG (u/t).
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    Hi Malcolm,
    Typhoon R7821, 266 Sqn, Edgar Vincent Horne, crashed Morebath, Tiverton, Devon
    The Typhoon & Tempest Story by C.Thomas/C.Shores
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    Many thanks Guys

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    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.

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Many thanks for an excellent reply.

    The reason I'd missed Amar Chandra DE - 917035 and Sgt (Nav) Roy MacKENZIE was due to them being listed as 21 OTU rather than 1 OADU.

    All amendments suitably made.

    Malcolm

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