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Old 23rd September 2017, 04:51
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RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

In his book "Patton's Gap" by Richard Rohmer, ex 430 Sq, mentions that his personal records were lost when the Dakota carrying his logbook was shot down while flying from Evreux, France to Diest, Belgium.

Can anyone identify this loss?
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Old 23rd September 2017, 23:24
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

If you look at the post 18 on this thread you can likely find the ORB to search.

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...crofilms/page2
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Old 24th September 2017, 09:57
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Or check:

Tugs and Gliders to Arnhem
A.J. van Hees, september 2000

A Detailed Survey of the British Glider Towing Operations During Operation 'Market Garden', 17, 18 and 19 September 1944.

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A.J. van Hees, september 2004

A Detailed Survey of the British Parachute Re-supply Sorties During Operation 'Market Garden', 18-25 September 1944

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Old 24th September 2017, 15:43
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

I have "Aircraft For the Many" M.J.F. Bowyer, which has serial listing for the RAF Dakotas that served on D-Day. It would probably be one of these. Unfortunately, with the high losses in Market-Garden, it tends to prolong the search for the correct Dakota.
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Old 25th September 2017, 03:06
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Have you tried the squadron ORB as suggested?
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Old 25th September 2017, 08:11
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Hello,

Dennis - which squadron ORB?

K, I suggest you get yourself a copy of the following book:

Though Without Anger (Losses of Transport and Special Duties Aircraft and Assault Gliders 1940-1945).
Cummings,Colin (Comp. & ed.)
Yelvertoft:Nimbus Publishing,2008.

The section you need (Sept'44 - Oct'44,) is between pages 375-440.

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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Thanks Col., I will try to get in on Inter Library loan.
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Old 25th September 2017, 15:17
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Have you tried to search the 430 Sqn ORB ? It is online here http://heritage.canadiana.ca/view/oo...4/1295?r=0&s=1
(link is on 1st September)

According to the ORB, 430 Sqn moved from Evreux to Dienst on 20 September, so this loss should be at this date or latter.
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Col, see post number one, 430 Sqn and see my first post, directing one to the RCAF ORB's and Bill Walkers index.

20th and 21st September the unit was being moved, and 21st mentions the loss of the transport with their gear.

Fair enough, the aircraft lost was not with 430 Squadron, so my directions were a waste of time
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Old 25th September 2017, 19:25
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Re: RAF Dakota loss Sept-Oct 1944

Dennis,

Thank you,

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