Extract from Midland Counties Publication (1942)

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Extract from Midland Counties Publication (1942)

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Reports that Wellington crew of 9 Squadron took of on operation from RAF Honington and force landed in Vichy France. Apart from one who eventually made his way to freedom, the other crew returned safely and resumed operational flying. Two years later one crew was killed on operations with 582 Squadron. Crew is listed.

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942

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MWareingR86325-161005-68

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[inserted handwritten] Extract from Christophers[sic] letter 19/7/95.

[underlined] Extract from MIDLAND COUNTIES PUBLICATIONS (1942) [/underlined]
1941 11/12 Jan. 9 Squadron Wellington 1C R 1244 WS Operation Torino
Crew: Sgt. S.M.P. Parks
Sgt. L. R. Willis
Sgt. L. D. Goldingay
Sgt. H. W. Bratley
Sgt. R. Vivian
Sgt. R. W. Blaydon.

Take Off 1739 Honington. Force landed at Miseries in Vichy France. Crew interned by Authorities, However, apart from Sgt. Willis, all returned safely and resumed operational flying in June 1941. Sgt. Willis eventually made his way to freedom and was awarded the Military Medal gazetted 18th August 1942.
Almost two years later Sgt. Blaydon was killed on operations with 582 Squadron.

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“Extract from Midland Counties Publication (1942),” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 8, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28314.

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