149 Squadron loss 10th October 1940

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  1. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    Wellington Mk1 Serial P-9273 took off from RAF Mildenhall at 10.22pm on 9th October 1940 (79 years ago today) to bomb a target in Germany. It was never seen again and the crew have no known graves. Does anyone have any further information please. Many thanks.
     
  2. dp_burke

    dp_burke Junior Member

  3. archivist

    archivist Well-Known Member

    Thank you! As far as I know, the crew were all RAFVR
     
  4. hucks216

    hucks216 Member

    No claims were made by German night fighters or flak for that date.
     
  5. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

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    Flying Officer FURNESS, ROY GIFFARD
    Service Number 74673

    Died 10/10/1940

    Aged 21

    149 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Horace Geoffrey and Emeline Grace Furness, of Ootacamund, India.
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 5.
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    SergeantCATTO, PATRICK TAWSE
    Service Number 758161

    Died 10/10/1940

    149 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 12.
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    Sergeant

    MCDONALD, FRANCIS GEORGE RAE

    Service Number 936241

    Died 10/10/1940

    Aged 20

    149 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 17.

    Son of Joseph and Grace Annie McDonald, of Castleside, Co. Durham.
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    Sergeant DAVIDSON, KENNETH MCNAB
    Service Number 966854

    Died 10/10/1940

    Aged 24

    149 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Joseph Stobie Davidson and Susan Linn Davidson, of Dundee.
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 13.
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    Sergeant REYNOLDS, MARCUS PETE
    Service Number 747880

    Died 10/10/1940

    Aged 31

    149 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 18.
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    Sergeant SHIMELLS, KENNETH
    Service Number 749466

    Died 10/10/1940

    149 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Commemorated at RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
    Number of casualties: 20275

    Cemetery/memorial reference: Panel 19.

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  6. Orwell1984

    Orwell1984 Senior Member

    Checked Chorley Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940 2nd edition and nothing much to add to what's already posted. Loss appears on page 219 as lost without a trace. Two small bits of further info: aircraft code was OJ-V and according to Chorley: "This was the first Bomber Command Wellington crew to lose their lives without a regular officer or NCO included in their number".
     
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  7. KevinBattle

    KevinBattle Senior Member

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