424 Sqdn, Wellingtons HE272 & HE273

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424 Sqdn, Wellingtons HE272 & HE273

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:34 pm

On June 29, 1943, two Wellington bombers (HE-272 and HE-273) assigned to RCAF 424 Squadron took off from North Africa on a bombing mission to Messina, Italy, both aircraft failed to return, cause of loss and location of crash is not known.

My question about this is can anyone put the names of the crews with the aircraft they were on ? Everywhere I have researched the aircraft and or known crew members it states that they might have been on one aircraft "OR" maybe the other aircraft, the list of names are listed below. Appreciate any help putting these Fallen Warriors to the right aircraft !

P/O P.J.H. McManus, J/18285, RCAF, North Bay, Ontario, Canada
F/O K. Marsland, 127310, RAFVR, Orpington, Kent, England
W/O 1 H.E. Mayer, R/92088, RCAF, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
F/O L.R. Nussbaum, J/7800, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
F/O W.H.J. Pickard, 127967, RAFVR, Bellingham, London, England
Flt Sgt L.A. Ferguson, R/102082, RCAF, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Sgt J. Canning, 1271645, RAFVR, Northfleet, Kent, England
Flt Sgt W.R. Roberts, R/126403, RCAF, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Sgt S.D. Rollinson, 1575725, RAFVR, Northfield, Birmingham, England
Sgt A.C. Whiteman, 1332011, RAFVR, Wallington, surrey, England

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Re: 424 Sqdn, Wellingtons HE272 & HE273

Post by Ludford 101 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:11 pm

From "Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Mediterranean and Middle East, Vol 2 1943-1945" by David Gunby and Pelham Temple

P/O P.J.H. McManus, J/18285, RCAF, North Bay, Ontario, Canada HE273 "B" pilot
F/O K. Marsland, 127310, RAFVR, Orpington, Kent, England HE272 "F"
W/O 1 H.E. Mayer, R/92088, RCAF, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada HE272 "F" pilot
F/O L.R. Nussbaum, J/7800, RCAF, Toronto, Ontario, Canada HE272 "F"
F/O W.H.J. Pickard, 127967, RAFVR, Bellingham, London, England HE273 "B"
Flt Sgt L.A. Ferguson, R/102082, RCAF, Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada HE273 "B"
Sgt J. Canning, 1271645, RAFVR, Northfleet, Kent, England HE273 "B"
Flt Sgt W.R. Roberts, R/126403, RCAF, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada HE272 "F"
Sgt S.D. Rollinson, 1575725, RAFVR, Northfield, Birmingham, England HE273 "B"
Sgt A.C. Whiteman, 1332011, RAFVR, Wallington, surrey, England HE272 "F"

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Re: 424 Sqdn, Wellingtons HE272 & HE273

Post by georgetanksherman » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:14 pm

That is AWESOME Ludford 101, Thank You very much for the info, every time I turned and found a name, it said he was on either aircraft ! So thank You for the info !

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