RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

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RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:37 pm

Currently working on RCAF 405 Squadron, need some help Identifying the aircraft, if possible. the problem that I am having is that I can not pinpoint to which "LQ-L" they are talking about, as RCAF 405 Squadron had 3 "LQ-L' aircraft, Wellingtons, Z8527, Z8329 and W5530

Z8527 was lost on April 1/2, 1942 … Z9329 was lost on April 17,1942 … have no info on W5530

On 24th/25th July 1941 Scott, Lockyer, Perkin and Courtnall and Dearney were flying Wellington "LQ-L" on Ops to Brest to attack the Gneisenua. The Wellington was attacked by an Me109 and its cannon and machine gun fire damaged the fuselage and seriously injured their then rear gunner Sgt Hubert Dearnley, on crossing the English coast the pilot, Sgt Scott force landed the Wellington at Roborough in Devon probably so the rear gunner could get medical attention, Sgt Dearnley was trapped inside the aircraft, so the fuselage was further damaged to extract him. Sadly, their efforts were in vein as Sgt Dearnley died later in hospital from his injuries.

Pilot: Sgt W.L. Scott, R/61631, RCAF, Survived (K.I.A. June 28, 1942)
Gnr: Sgt H. Dearnley, 1020220, RAFVR, South Shore, Blackpool, England

Any help would greatly be appreciated, Cheers !

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Re: RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

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Re: RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

Post by Temujin » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:03 pm

405 Squadron records for that day. Aircraft “L” was W5530 on the 24th July 1941
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Re: RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

Post by Temujin » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:12 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:37 pm

On 24th/25th July 1941 Scott, Lockyer, Perkin and Courtnall and Dearney were flying Wellington "LQ-L" on Ops to Brest to attack the Gneisenua.
Please note in records:

Crew of “L” W5530 was:

Sgt Scott
Sgt McNutt
P/O Lockyer
Sgt Perkin
Sgt Courtnall
Sgt Dearnley

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Re: RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

Post by Temujin » Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:26 pm

georgetanksherman wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:37 pm


On 24th/25th July 1941 Scott, Lockyer, Perkin and Courtnall and Dearney were flying Wellington "LQ-L" on Ops to Brest to attack the Gneisenua. The Wellington was attacked by an Me109 and its cannon and machine gun fire damaged the fuselage and seriously injured their then rear gunner Sgt Hubert Dearnley, on crossing the English coast the pilot, Sgt Scott force landed the Wellington at Roborough in Devon probably so the rear gunner could get medical attention, Sgt Dearnley was trapped inside the aircraft, so the fuselage was further damaged to extract him. Sadly, their efforts were in vein as Sgt Dearnley died later in hospital from his injuries.
Also note in the records, Their aircraft was FIRST attacked by a He113, BEFORE then being attacked by a Me109

BUT, if you google He113, this was a “ficticious aircraft” made up by the Germans, most of the “claimed” He113’s that were shot down were discovered to be Me109’s.......so I suspect the aircraft may have been attacked by TWO Me 109’s or the SAME Me109 TWICE

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Re: RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

Post by Phil » Sat Nov 17, 2018 10:01 pm

Temujin wrote:
Sat Nov 17, 2018 9:26 pm
BUT, if you google He113, this was a “ficticious aircraft” made up by the Germans
Now that's an interesting fact.
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Re: RCAF 405 Squadron ???? LQ-L ???

Post by georgetanksherman » Sun Nov 18, 2018 4:12 am

Thank You for clearing that one up :-) let's see what else I can find that needs to be untangled :-) Really appreciate the help !

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George

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