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2 years 7 months ago #5528 by JamesLaughland
JamesLaughland created the topic: CHRISTMAS DAY 1943 LIBERATOR 224 SQUADRON
Dear All, My father (then Flt Lt A.Russell LAUGHLAND, subsequently Squadron Leader) was in command of a Coastal Command Liberator V, for 224 Squadron, on Christmas Day 1943 when the left / port wing was severely damaged due to a flare dropped by an aircraft above. This occurred out over the Bay of Biscay. My father managed to pilot the aircraft back to St. Eval where it was discovered that they had lost 13ft from that wing. We used to have a picture of him and his crew standing proudly in front of the damaged aircraft but unfortunately that album was lost in a house move some years ago. Does anyone know about this incident or, even better, have a copy of the photograph? All information VERY gratefully received. James

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