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Swordfish - Cefalu Sicily 11th November 1941

Hello I am Italian and I found a real picture of one of the four Swordfish that ditched in Cefalu, Sicily on 11th-12th November 1941. I am also trying to contact the family members to show them this picture...as far as i know they Campbell, Wingram, Osborn. my email is lazzlu82@gmail.com thanks!

Swordfish - Cefalu Sicily 11th November 1941
Luca82, Nov 15, 2016
    • Swordfish73
      Hi Luca,

      Thank you your interesting posting and for taking the time to enquire about these remarkably brave airmen who made up the Swordfish Squadrons.

      I can confirm my father Sub Ltn RW Taylor [ Raymond Warren ] and his crew Sub Ltn Robinson, landed in the sea off the beach near Cefalu on the 11th November 1941 . I believe they ran out of fuel were then captured by an enemy patrol .Whilst I have no knowledge of what may have happened to Mr Robinson, my father spent the remaining war years as a POW in Italian and predominantly German POW Camps.
      After the War he studied at Oxford University in England ,married, became an architect and migrated here to New Zealand in 1952 . He and our mother passed away in 2002 and 2005 respectively and are survived also by my two sisters and brother and our families.
      My email address is taylor.caverock@xtra.co.nz if you would like further information.

      Kind regards

      John Taylor
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