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Old 22nd May 2020, 21:14
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Pilot Help

Hi,

Hoping with someone with better skills than mine can navigating the LG and find a pilot of 218 Squadron circa 1942. F/O - F/Lt Allen. The AM Form 1180 has his service number as 88245? His initials change from D W to W D to finally W. Any help much appreciated.

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Old 22nd May 2020, 23:33
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hello steve,

is that the right one?

Last name: ALLEN
First name(s): DONALD WESTBROOK
Rank: Flight Lieutenant
Service number: 88245
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Country of service: United Kingdom
Date of death: 09 June 1945


source: https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...ald-westbrook/


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Steve,

88245 F/O (Pilot) Donald Westbrook ALLEN RAFVR, was pilot of No.218 Sqn Stirling I N3712:HA-Y that was destroyed after a hung-up bomb exploded after landing (ex-Billancourt) at Marham, on 4 March, 1942 (BCL3/41). All the crew were injured, two dying later. Allen later transferred to A&SD*, and at the time of his death, on 9 June, 1945, his unit is given as - No.151 Repair Unit RAF, which was stationed at Courtrai in Belgium, and was controlled by 2 TAF. He is simply noted (by Chris Hobson, in Failed to Return Part 2, A-B/p.91), as "Died", implying accident/illness.

* https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...35868/page/390

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