417th NFS'Beau maybe recovered ?

Discussion in '417th BG' started by Cépé, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Cépé

    Cépé New Member

    Dear all

    Still searching for WWII lost'souls it appeared that a fisher man found in his net in the area of Porto-Vechio, south-estearn Corsica, light relics of an WWII airplane. Our intrest on the question, gave us the fact that these remains belonged at on Beaufighter (famous british twin engines), and mainly had a USAAF'crew aboard.

    We know that two "Beau" of the 417th Night Fighter Squadron were lost during WWII close to the coast of Corsica.

    May be some one have knowledge and more ionformation about these loss.

    Pics enclosed from the relics recovered : an engine cowling, and an exhaust gas pipe with hedgehog "herisson in french" for night fly without to be repered by exhaust flammes of the engines.

    Philippe and Stephan
     

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  2. Airwar

    Airwar Well-Known Member

  3. Cépé

    Cépé New Member

    Thank you Jap

    I did it.

    Philippe
     
  4. RSwank

    RSwank Well-Known Member

    Two crashes I can find are these. Both seem to have gone down near Monte Cristo, which is not close to the area of the recovery, so possibly not these losses.

    KW 161, MACR 5053, engines were Hercules A-382428 and A-388244

    1ST LT Joseph .E. LEONARD (P) F/O Raymond CHRISTENSEN (RO), May 13, 1944, SHOT DOWN ENEMY AND CRASHED IN BEAU OFF ISLAND OF MONTE CRISTO.

    https://www.abmc.gov/node/548512#.WJiQ-CErJ1Y
    https://www.abmc.gov/node/529429#.WJiQQCErJ1Y



    ND 262 , MACR 7068, engines were Hercules 481649/SS/14699 and 381739/SS/1475(9?)
    2ND LT Robert Ward INGLIS (P) F/O Theodore Edward HEARNE (RO), JULY 20- 21,1944, SHOT DOWN "BED CHECK CHARLIE" AND THEN BOTH CRASHED, COAST OF CORSICA.

    https://www.abmc.gov/node/548261#.WJiS-yErJ1Y
    https://www.abmc.gov/node/529832#.WJiTKSErJ1Y


    You may need to check the Accident Reports to see if there are some ditching accidents in the area.

    I found a reported ditching of ND 167 on 7 July 44 with pilot Guy Wilson. The location is given as Bastia/Ligurian Sea which again seems to be the wrong area.

    There may be other reports of such losses.
     
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