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Old 29th June 2020, 03:09
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Re: AH515 havoc 28 feb 1943


What do you actually want to know?

No.276 Sqn was an Air-Sea Rescue unit. It did not operate Havocs (OC: Dec 1942-Sept 1943 - 45277 S/L Ronald Fairfax HAMLYN, AFC, DFM) - ex-BoB -

Telecommunications Flying Unit, Defford, Worcestershire.
Havoc II AH515

Undercarriage jammed; swung on landing and nosewheel collapsed, Defford - Damaged Beyond Repair.

176663 (Pilot) Allan George SHEFFIELD RAFVR (later DFC, LG:12/12/1944, No.625 Sqn)
AUS405053 (Nav./Rad.) Edmund Thomas HEAP DFM RAAF (DFM, LG: 5.2.1943, No.102 Sqn - later F/L, MID)

Edmund Thomas Heap RAAF (W.Op./Air Gnr.), was shot down (by flak), on 8/9 September, 1942, raiding Frankfurt in No.102 Sqn Halifax II W7677: DY-Q (BCL3/207), (his 1st Op!). He successfully evaded*.

After returning to the UK, Eddie Heap RAAF, served with the CGS (Suttton Bridge), TFU, 60 OTU, 2 GSU & 487 Sqn RNZAF (+ a short stint with the renamed 268 Sqn).



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