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Offline aestorm

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Crew of Liberator KH158 were ---

Maj SS Urry SAAF 
F/O GE Hudspith RAF
F/O TR Millar RAAF [my father]
Lt GA Collard SAAF
2Lt PJ Lordan SAAF
WO LB Bloch SAAF
Sgt RC Fitzgerald RAF

A memorial is being held for Sgt. Fitzgerald in his home town in Kent UK in March this year

SAAF = South African
RAF = British
RAAF = Australian
 
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I wish to say hello .

My Australian father's Liberator KH158 of 31 Squadron SAAF [South African airforce ]  based at Celone, Foggia 1944 disappeared while on a Italian partisan supply mission on 12th October 1944 .There were 8 crew .The supply area was ENE of Genoa /Genova, high in the Ligurian mountains.There were 8 crew .5 South African SAAF ,2 British RAF and 1 Australian RAAF [my father] The plane wreckage has never been found ?  It may be in a lake or the sea ?
I have been searching for 12 years .
My website:  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~stormrhb/millar/millartrm.htm  
We placed a plaque by an old partisan house in memory in May 2011  
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~stormrhb/millar/commemoration.htm

Thank you
Anne
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Offline collers

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #1 il: 06 Gen 2013, 02:17:56 »
Hello Anne,

Nice to see you made it over onto this forum. I hope someone will have some useful knowledge for you eventually.

Good luck in your search.

Collers

Offline kanister

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #2 il: 06 Gen 2013, 14:06:13 »
I can't add nothing new about that Liberator, but I have just found a copy of a message sent from Major Mauri, a well know partisans chef that fighted in Piedmont, about the search that were carried at that time.
« Ultima modifica: 06 Gen 2013, 14:07:37 da kanister »
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lanco67

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #3 il: 06 Gen 2013, 19:35:45 »
E' una vecchia questione, quella del KH158. dei 6 precipitati quella notte è l'unico a non essere mai stato trovato. Fino a prova contraria è finito nel tirreno a sud di Genova

lanco67

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #4 il: 06 Gen 2013, 19:38:47 »
dimenticavo questo link. saluti a tutti e buon anno.. :hi:
http://www.aereiperduti.net/approfondimenti/soana.php

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #5 il: 06 Gen 2013, 21:17:44 »
What route followed from Foggia to Genoa? It is difficult to know?
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Offline aestorm

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #6 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:05:49 »
I can't add nothing new about that Liberator, but I have just found a copy of a message sent from Major Mauri, a well know partisans chef that fighted in Piedmont, about the search that were carried at that time.

Thank you for the report .I need to try and translate it ?
Anne

Offline aestorm

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #7 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:07:27 »
E' una vecchia questione, quella del KH158. dei 6 precipitati quella notte è l'unico a non essere mai stato trovato. Fino a prova contraria è finito nel tirreno a sud di Genova

KH 158 was sent to DZ code Morris --on the map but it is not known if it reached there
Anne

Offline aestorm

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #8 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:10:48 »
What route followed from Foggia to Genoa? It is difficult to know?

Fabio .
From Celone to the west then up the coast over Elba .

Am I replying correctly -the right way ?
Anne

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #9 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:17:01 »
Su una montagna in territorio ligure vicino alla mia zona dovrebbero trovarsi dei resti di un aereo americano... è una notizia che ho avuto ma che devo ancora verificare. da quel poco che so era un velivolo addetto all'avio-rifornimento.
la rotta dovrebbe essere stata questa...

Offline aestorm

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #10 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:24:20 »
I can't add nothing new about that Liberator, but I have just found a copy of a message sent from Major Mauri, a well know partisans chef that fighted in Piedmont, about the search that were carried at that time.

Kanister
I think I understand the Major Mauri report .
6 aircraft failed to return to base .Wreckage of 5 were found in the Italian alps but the 6th- KH158 has not been found .Likely to be in the sea .My website ---
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~stormrhb/millar/millartrm.htm

Anne

Offline kanister

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #11 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:26:23 »
I can't add nothing new about that Liberator, but I have just found a copy of a message sent from Major Mauri, a well know partisans chef that fighted in Piedmont, about the search that were carried at that time.

Thank you for the report .I need to try and translate it ?
Anne

On October, 28 Major Mauri reply to C.L.N./Allied HQ that asked news of the six airplanes lost on the 12th and says that on his zone they never arrived.
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Offline aestorm

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #12 il: 06 Gen 2013, 22:33:28 »
Kanister
Thank you and all the others for your responses .
The 5 Liberator crews who crashed were found at the time or in the spring of 1945 when the snows melted .I have seen 4 of the crash site areas and been to a commemoration in Bra in 2001 .

But my father's KH158 is still "lost " unfound

Anne

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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #13 il: 07 Gen 2013, 00:17:00 »
What route followed from Foggia to Genoa? It is difficult to know?

Fabio .
From Celone to the west then up the coast over Elba .

Am I replying correctly -the right way ?
Anne

Yes Anne
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Re: Lost 31 SAAF Liberator KH158 and 8 crew -SAAF ,RAF,RAAF 12/10/44
« Risposta #14 il: 07 Gen 2013, 00:19:22 »
Su una montagna in territorio ligure vicino alla mia zona dovrebbero trovarsi dei resti di un aereo americano... è una notizia che ho avuto ma che devo ancora verificare. da quel poco che so era un velivolo addetto all'avio-rifornimento.
la rotta dovrebbe essere stata questa...

translate for Anne:
On a mountain in Liguria near my area should be the remains of an American plane ... is a story that I had but I still have to check. from what little I know it was an aircraft worker all'avio-supply.
the route should have been this ...
Presidente di Archeologi dell'Aria APS

 


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