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Old 29th May 2019, 14:04
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99 Squadron Wellington X losses

Hi Folks,
Does anybody know 99 Squadron Wellington Mk. X losses in the Burma area in 1943-44?

When was the last mission of:

HF650 'E'
HZ950 'Z'

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Old 7th June 2019, 17:39
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Re: 99 Squadron Wellington X losses

Some mentions in Shores' Air War For Burma, will add details later.
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Old 14th June 2019, 09:27
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Re: 99 Squadron Wellington X losses

7 Sept, '43, Wellington 'T' forced to ditch due to engine failure.
8 Oct, Wellington swung on take-off and crashed into a ditch, bombs exploded, crew killed.
25 Nov, one Wellington avoided climbing attack from a twin-engined fighter, but another a/c crashed out of fuel.
28 Nov, one Wellington, 'A' failed to return from attack on Insein.
17 June, '44, fleeing Palel after an alert, Sqn Ldr Ennis 'cut the corner' rather than heading for the safety of the air corridor and flew into the path of Ki-43s (5oth or 204th) and fell in flames at 1215, crashing in enemy-held territory, crew of five all killed.
After 15 Aug, 99 Sq stood down before retraining on B-24s.
203 and 215 Sq. also few Wellingtons in the area. Hope this helps.
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Old 15th June 2019, 19:03
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Re: 99 Squadron Wellington X losses

Hello,

07/09/1943 - Wellington X HE663 - Ditched in Bay of Bengal, engine trouble, crew rescued by ASR craft - P/O D M ALLAN DFC.
09/10/1943 - Wellington X HE714 - Crashed on take-off, all crew killed - P/O G H HAMILTON RCAF +.
25/11/1943 - Wellington X HE661 - Ran out of fuel and bellylanded at Jhengesgani - W/O R A INNES.
28/11/1943 - Wellington X HZ400 - Not heard from after setting course for target - Sgt G W CLEMENT RAFVR +
18/02/1944 - Wellington X HE959 - Overshot landing and undercarriage collapsed, Jessore - W/O O W SANDERS OK
06/03/1944 - Wellington X HE957 - Both engines cut, abandoned near Hlezeik - F/L A L B BENT +
17/06/1944 - Wellington X HZ719 - Shot down by Oscars over enemy territory - S/L A S R E ENNIS DSO, DFC (twice MID), RAFVR +

1/ No.99 Sqn ORB.
2/ Each Tenacious A History of No.99 Sqn/Edgerley.
3/ Air War Over Burma/Shores
4/ CWGC.

Gabor, I think you mean:

HE650 - 310 FTU/3 OADU/99 - Lost fabric off wing and bellylanded Jessore, 31/07/44 (F/Sgt R F BAPTISTE and crew escaped unhurt apart from F/Sgt INKLEY who suffered lacerations to his legs and was admitted to hospital). HF650 was with 22 OTU - Stalled in circuit and crashed, Edgehill 29/01/1943.

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Re: 99 Squadron Wellington X losses

I have a bit on HZ719 being in touch with the pilot's brother
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Re: 99 Squadron Wellington X losses

Gentlemen, thank you very much for the correction/addition. Do you guys know the AC letter of HZ180, HZ719, HE661, HE714, and/or LN321?
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Old 18th July 2019, 03:18
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Re: 99 Squadron Wellington X losses

As far as I know, Wellington X., LN321 ditched on November 10, 1943 and sank, Sgt. J. Hatfield's crew was rescued. Any idea about its letter code? Thanks,
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