Jagan (17th February 2022)
P8829 was the Oxford on 24th Sept 1940
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Jagan (17th February 2022)
HE792 was the Wellington on 28 Nov 43
MZ422 was the Halifax on 14 Feb 45
Can members take a look at this worksheet "Dupes"
Essentially single seater serials with two deaths linked to them. Please use the Forum Comment column or even reply to this thread here
BP503 Hurricane Sykes Correct, Wallance to be corrected? BP503 V6665 Hurricane I Duplicate AIR81 Entries V6665 P2562 Hurricane I TJ Edwards right by AIR81. Other to be corrected P2562 V6870 Hurricane I Dual AIR81 Entries need investigation V6870 W9151 Hurricane I Reeves correct.. Kitcherside? Airscrew? W9151 V6944 Hurricane I Duplicate accidents V6944 HL718 Hurricane II Incorrect Type? attributed to two cremen HL718 HL981 Hurricane II Requires Investigation HL981 BD924 Hurricane IIB Burns to be corrected to BD5?? BD924 ET855 Kittyhawk Investigate ET855 MD335 Spitfire Requires Validation. http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=MD335 MH487 Spitfire Review DJ Campbell http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=MH487 NH489 Spitfire Cousinou right Tomlinson's Spit? http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=NH489 BP930 Spitfire Requires Review http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=BP930 MH560 Spitfire Gow/Richardson - Requires Review http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=MH560 EN141 Spitfire Hamlyn is right - AB Hill is incorrect http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=EN141 N3059 Spitfire Ia Coddington right - veasy in AIR81 http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=N3059 X4421 Spitfire Ia Needs Investigation - Sloan X4421 - Rebuilt agin? http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=X4421 P8095 Spitfire IIa Requires Review http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=P8095 P7750 Spitfire IIa Requires Review http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=P7750 P7888 Spitfire IIa Dual Life Issue - Review 7888 P7843 Spitfire IIa Requires Review P7843 MK576 Spitfire LFIX Young Correct - Malcolm ORD to be removed MK576 EP840 Spitfire VB Requires Review EP840 EN892 Spitfire VB Requires EN892 W3758 Spitfire Vb Needs investigation W3758 JL362 Spitfire Vc IAC Campbell JL362 JP936 Typhoon IB mcGill and Champion investigate JP936 EJ926 Typhoon
Last edited by Jagan; 23rd February 2022 at 01:48. Reason: Removed Fixed Records
Cornell FH723 of No.1 F.I.S. was w/o March 21, 1944.
Jagan (19th February 2022)
According to the Form 765 Cloutier was flying Spitfire BL830.
L1946 “ Hi Paul
I am good thank you.
In answer to your question both.
Obolensky died in a landing accident when the aircraft overturned and he broke his neck. 29-03-40.
Hayter was killed when the aircraft dived into the ground. 01-10-40.
Hope this helps Iain”
Both ORB and accident card agree that Sgt Antoni Bardecki was flying FB374 on 2/10/44 when it was lost. He was involved in formation practice and cine gun attacks. The aircraft went into a high speed dive and lost a wing in the pull-out. It was coded SZ-A.
Keep up the good work
Last edited by SteveBrooking; 20th February 2022 at 10:36.
F/L FR Normoyle RAAF (attached to HQ 35 (Recce) Wing) in Mustang Mk.IA FD546 A and F/L Szyszko PAF in Mustang Mk.IA FD481 C took off at 11.41 hrs to conduct a Tac/R covering the area Arnhem – Borculo – Bocholt – Kranenburg. The No.2, F/L Szyszko PAF, lost contact with the No.1, F/L Normoyle RAAF, in bad weather, visibility down to one mile at times and the cloud base varying between 400 and 600 feet. F/L Szyszko PAF broke through the cloud and proceeded on for a short while and found himself over an area where hundreds of shell bursts were observed. He re- established radio contact with F/L Normoyle RAAF who said “I don’t think we can find each other, return to base”. F/L Szyszko PAF turned for base and making contact with Flying Control advised them that F/L Normoyle RAAF was carrying on the sortie alone. Flying Control made repeated attempts to contact F/L Normoyle RAAF but he did not reply and was not heard from again. He was posted first ‘overdue’ and then listed as ‘missing’.
FD546 Mustang Ia Investigate Flight Lieutenant Francis Robert NORMOYLE (420905)
Details confirmed from Squadron ORBs, RAAF Casualty File - which includes 20MRES report confirming aircraft serial from tail section found near crash site, and Air Ministry Form 78. Also confirmed by other Squadron personnel on Squadron at time of loss in emails, correspondence and discussions.
Re Mell on 26 September 1943:
F/O Guy Pease in Mustang Mk.IA FD551 O and F/Sgt Walter Mell in Mustang Mk.IA FD533 G took off from Funtington at 11.00 hrs for a ‘Ranger’ train busting trip. They did not return. They had safely crossed in over the French Coast and had started looking for targets of opportunity along the railway line leading towards Rouen. They were getting close to Rouen when a possible target in the form of a train near a station was seen, and their attention was focussed on the ground. F/O Pease already has a score of around 34 trains from his previous sorties. The first intimation that something was wrong for F/O Guy Pease was when he saw wisps of smoke streaking over the top of his Mustang’s canopy and the top surfaces of his Mustang’s wings. They had been ‘bounced’ by a flight of at least six Focke-Wulf Fw-190s.
Aircraft were 'bounced' by FW-190s of I/JG2, Mell was shot down and killed, Pease shot down , crashed, injured in crash and made PoW at crash site. PoW until VE-Day. Details confirmed by Squadron ORBs, Air Ministry Form 78, Pilot's Log Book entries and eye witness account by F/O Pease.
(The 'other source' on FD533+Normoyle is a flight simmers website that in oder to provide an interesting backstory for a profile they wanted to post 'blended' Normoyle's details with those of FD533 - a piece of creative artistry but totally inaccurate - found in Google searches on Mustang FD533.)
No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force 1940-1946
With thanks to Spitfire guru Andrew Pentland, Thomas Ibbotson (BS104) was actually killed in a motorcycle accident, as related at:
Uttley was the pilot of BS104, as clearly stated in the ORB.