Uncle Dennis's flight record

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    #1 trackend, Jan 22, 2006
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    I know a few of you guys are aware that I had an uncle who was a Wellington (MK III) pilot with the RCAF Bison Sq and with Erich's others help I located his details and have found his flight log .
    His aircraft ID was BK 540.
    We always knew him as Dennis but his first name was really Harry but he didn't want to get confused with his dad so he preferred Dennis.
    His navigator Bomb aim-er must have felt very lucky when they missed his final flight, not so for the 2 poor sods who took their places.
    I just thought I would stick on here guys as it will float around the web for years after Ive long gone as a personal memorial.
     

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    very sobering
     
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    That it is :salute:
     
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    Yep, very sobering indeed. :salute:
     
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    Good info to post up track, and a final resting place for him...
     
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    My salute and thankyou for posting that Track!
     
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    The navigator and bomb aimer were lucky weren't they?
    :salute:
     
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    Man that avatar Les, cheers me up!
     
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    Which one I changed it up a few times there???? I bet it was the titties....
     
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    I like the bottle one! :evil4:
     
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    Yeap thats the one!
     
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    Les is the master of the Avatar as far as I'm concerned, I must admit I Like the Lock Stock clip with Vinny Jones slamming the car door on that blokes swede fucking hilarious.
     
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    That one seems to be my favorite track... Its hard to make up my mind... Im somewhat retarded when it comes to these damn siggy/avatar decisions...
     
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    I like the lock stock too. (but i did not see the other ones)
     
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    I vote for Boobies!
     
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    Maybe we should have a poll or something :D
     
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    I'm sure you have this info already but here it is anyway :D

    Type Wellington
    Serial Number BK540
    Squadron 429
    X1D AL-?
    Operation Bochum
    Date 1 29th March 1943
    Date 2 30th March 1943


    Further Information
    "Serial Range BK534 - BK564. 31 Wellington Mk.111. Part of a batch of 600 Wellington Mk.111. BJ581-BJ625; BJ642-BJ675; BJ688-BJ730; BJ753-BJ801; BJ818-BJ847; BJ876-BJ922; BJ958-BJ991; BK123-BK166; BK179-BK214; BK234-BK281; BK295-BK315; BK330-BK368; BK385-BK408; BK426-BK471; BK489-BK517; BK534-BK564 delivered by Vickers (Chester) between May42 and Dec42. BK540 was one of two 429 Sqdn Wellingtons lost on this operation. See: BJ920. Airborne 1945 29Mar43 from East Moor. Last heard by Hull D/F at 2043 at which time the bomber was in position 5333N 0140E, putting it apx. 60 miles of Lincoln. F/S Bain is buried in Denmark at Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery; the others have no known graves. Sgt H.D.G.Carty KIA F/S D.L.Bain RCAF KIA F/O P.B.Crosswell KIA F/S E.K.Hart KIA Sgt R.E.Scott KIA Sgt W.F.Whiteland KIA No accounting for the six-man crew. "

    I can probably get you a bit more info if you want? I'm happy to look in my records and there's quite a few good resources on the net I use for my own research.
    Gary
     
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    cheers Gary for that info
    you guys are the best
    lee
     
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    Have you ever been to Runnymead? It's a really serene location (if you can ignore the 747's) I used to go there every armistace day when I lived in dear old blighty.
     
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