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Old 14th October 2007, 14:17
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Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

On this date, a German night fighter pilot claimed a Ventura at 1402 hrs, no location given. Would this match with the loss of AM782 of 59 Sqn?
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Old 14th October 2007, 17:59
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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Hi Chris,

The loss of AM782, TR-O failed to return from a special exercise strike. As the only Hudson loss on this date I have noted that it was possibly shot down by a Ju88.

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P/O M G Boggon
Sgt N White RAAF
P/O J A St Ours RCAF
Sgt J E Howell
S/L J St J Thompson

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Old 14th October 2007, 18:20
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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Ross: VMT. Apparently Oblt Helmut Woltersdorf of 7/NJG 1 claimed a 'Ventura' at 1402 hrs. I have a note that Boggon's body was recovered??
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Old 14th October 2007, 20:02
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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Hi Chris,

P/O Boggon was washed ashore near Caister and rests in Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium, Norfolk, P/O St Ours, a Canadian is buried in St. Nicholas Churchyard, North Cotes, Lincolnshire. The others, including Sgt White from Geelong, Victoria, are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Hi Chris,

The casualty files available from the National Archives of Australia, and Sgt White is an Australian, should tell you details of when the loss ocurred etc, and often have the post war MRES info in it as well.

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Old 15th October 2007, 17:28
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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Russell: Thanks for this but I have the info from the AHB in the UK
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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Hi Ross

There are those of us who has been waiting almost four years to get your Vol 2 of Coastal Command losses in WW 2. Any news/updates when we can get it would be appreciated

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Re: Coastal Command Losses 21 Apr 42

Cas Cards say Hudson took off at 1220 hrs which puts it in the right place at the right time and that Boggon (who was promoted posthumously) was washed ashore at Kemsby Gap
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