Stirling III LJ621 OJ-'M' - 149 Squadron - 6 June 1944

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Stirling III LJ621 OJ-'M' - 149 Squadron - 6 June 1944

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Hello,

Here are the photos of the graves of one of the two crews of 149 Squadron lost on 6 June 1944 during Operation 'Titanic'.
Stirling III LJ621 OJ-'M'
Crew:
Pilot Officer W H MAYO (died)
Flight Sergeant J MacFARLANE (died)
Sergeant H J MATHER (died)
Flight Sergeant R PARKER (died)
Sergeant F C HEAL (Prisoner of War)
Flight Sergeant H F MUNDAY RAAF (died)
Warrant Officer G C C HOLMES (died)
Sergeant J A W NIND RCAF (Evaded)
Sergeant B WYNNE-COLE (Prisoner of War)

These grave are at Saint-Manvieu War Cemetery at Cheux near Caen, Calvados, Normandy, France.

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Warrant Officer Geoffrey Charles Christie HOLMES
Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
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Flight Sergeant James MACFARLANE
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Sergeant Henry James MATHER
Flight Engineer
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Pilot Officer Wilfred Haydn MAYO
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Pilot Officer Harvey Francis MUNDAY
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Flight Sergeant Raymond PARKER
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Re: Stirling III LJ621 OJ-'M' - 149 Squadron - 6 June 1944

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Thanks Bruno,
Guess I will have to add this one to an impending research document. It was brought to my attention that, even from the 'Wellington' days, the 149 aircraft coded OJ-M had very bad luck. It was so bad that twice the code letter was unoficially banned. I am working on another at the moment, lost on 23/4th June 1944, again OJ-M. I have been lucky enough to find a contemporary drawing and write up of the raid and crash of this one. BTW, the research project is called, "The Curse of Mother" and will be only 149 Sqn aircraft.

All the best

Alan Fraser
149 Sqn Historian

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