15 Squadron Stirling I EF333 LS-X

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15 Squadron Stirling I EF333 LS-X

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I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am looking for information regarding my uncle,his name was Harold Sherratt and he was a member of squadron 15 based at Bourn, he flew a in a Stirling I EF333 LS-X. He died in a mission on the 3rd of March 1943 and has a memorial at Runnymede. I was wondering if anyone had any information or photos of him and his crew? Many thanks Melissa x

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Re: 15 Squadron Stirling I EF333 LS-X

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Hello and welcome Melissa,

I already saw on other websites that you have details of the mission.
I think that to obtain more you should contact the XV Squadron historian:
Martyn Ford-Jones
48 Caraway Drive
Wood Hall Park
Swindon
Wiltshire
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Email: mjf_xvhistorian@hotmail.co.uk

Martyn Ford-Jones should help you.

The XV Squadron Association has a website at http://www.xvsqnassociation.co.uk/index.htm

Steve, who is registered as 'smudgersmith218' on the forum, is one of our researchers and could also help you as XV Squadron was in 3 Group in March 1943.

Regards.

Bruno
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Re: 15 Squadron Stirling I EF333 LS-X

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Many thanks for your help x

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Re: 15 Squadron Stirling I EF333 LS-X

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There used to be a comprehensive list on the Bourn Parish Council website giving the names and details of all Squadrons based there who were either killed or ended up as POW's or injured.

This then got transferred to a RAF Bourn memorial website which no longer seems to be active so all those details are lost or so it would appear.

Had it been in existence still those details you are requesting would be available to view.

I have looked at book Oxfords Own and I see that EF333 LS-X was piloted by P/O William Moffatt and was shot down during a raid on Hamburg. The aircraft crashed into the North Sea west of Texel, Holland killing all on board.

Harold Sherratt was a Sgt Air Gunner aged 19

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Re: 15 Squadron Stirling I EF333 LS-X

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Thanks to 'thegypsy' for your information. Please keep us informed on any further details.
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