Looking for names of USAAF members killed in RCAF Wellington July 6 1942

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  1. Crimea_River

    Crimea_River Well-Known Member

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    I have found 5 names from 419 squadron who were lost on that date. Dont know if any of them are USAAF though. You could contact or search more here: http://www.bombercommandmuseum.ca/memorial/

    Richard Bryan Cowell
    Stefan Douglas Palmason
    Allen William Patmore
    Robert Wakefield Pearson
    Charles Franklin Williams
     
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    Hi Crimea River,
    I have already found those names and entered them on to my website they were all RCAF. It just seemed to be heartless to just say two members of the USSAF rather then have their names entered. There was also an RAF airman with them, with no name mentioned that I am also looking for.

    Thanks for finding those names, maybe by mentioning those it may be help to someone remember something, it seems to work that way

    Dan
     
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    Thanks pbfoot it looks like an interesting book, will see what I can find out from it.
     
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    Do you have a login on the 12 O'Clock High forum. Some people there with impressive knowledge.
     
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    No but I will try it now, just found a site for USAAF personnel and left them the question.

    Thanks again
     
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    #8 nuuumannn, Nov 25, 2011
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    Try RAF Bomber Command Losses by W.R. Chorley. You could try looking up the other crew's names here if you know them, then follow on with that info:

    http://www.cwgc.org/

    Alternatively you could try the Department of Information Research (DoRIS) at RAF Museum, where they will give you a copy of the aircraft's accident card (Air Ministry Form 1180) and a copy of the Bomber Command loss record, from where the above book was researched.
     
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    Thanks nuumannn looks like another avenue of approach.
     
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    No worries and good luck with your research. :)
     
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    I've checked the ORB, and the Squadron was stood down from operations, at that date, to allow for training. It's possible that the two were along for a ride, or could have been official observers, so the report might be from the airfield, not the Squadron. This won't be easy.
     
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    That makes sense, and for a bigger challange!
     
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    According to my records, 419 were based at Mildenhall; the airfield's book records that L419 crashed 2 miles from Molesworth, on that date, with 8 of the 10 occupants being killed, Cowell being Captain of the aircraft. No other names are mentioned. There are still other places to look.
     
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