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I am new to this forumso if this post is inappropriate please advise. My interest is in researching Sgt Merton who was lost in a Wellington crash in 1943.  Any remembrances of him would be appreciated.

Bill Meegan, Lexington, KY, USA



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Paul Merton was the Air Bomber in the Lupton crew. Their Wellington suffered engine failure en route to Mannheim on 16 April 1943 and came down in the sea. 2 members of the crew got into the dinghy and pulled Merton in but he was badly injured and died a few hours later. The 2 survivors were rescued after spending 5 days in the dinghy. The other 2 members of the crew also perished. Email me on mjc41uk @yahoo.co.uk if you require more information about Merton. I have the 166 Squadron thread on this site. Cheers. B

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Barnsley,

Thanks for info.  I am having trouble using this site so will try to email you: mjc41uk@yahoo.co.uk is address I will use.  I am interested in stories of Sgt Merton for an article i am thinknig of writing regarding him being the forgotten brother of the famous Thomas Merton

bill



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