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[576 Squadron RAF]
[Profiles 576 Sqn]
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[Claude Hart 576 Sqn]
[Eddie Saslove 576 Sqn]
[Ray Linklater  576 Sqn]
[Fred Scott 576 Sqn]
[Ron Johnstone 576 Sqn]
[Jimmy Collins  576 Sqn]
[Eric Oliver 576 Sqn]
[T Morren Crew 576 Sqn]
[Stan Slater DSO OBE DFC]
[R R Reed  DSO 576 Sqn]
[Reuben Ainsztein 576 Sqn]
[J H Richards Crew 576 Sqn]
[Joe Duns 576 and 103 Sqns]
[Joe Ford 576 Sqn]
[Roy Whalley DFC 576 Sqn]
[B D Sellick DSO DFC]
[Bill Williams 576 Sqn]
[A C Blackie DFC 576 Sqn]
[Bob Edie 103/576 Sqns]
[Jack Bassett 103 /576 Sqns]
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W/O Thomas John Bassett RAAF - 103 Sqn and 576 Sqn.

576 Squadron Bassett

Jack Bassett, an Australian, was a pilot with 103 Sq from Aug 43 to Nov 43 during which period he completed 26 operations. His crew were transferred to 576 Sq at its inception.

4315 Bassett crew 2

He crash landed at Wickenby in bad weather on return from an operation to Berlin on the 17th Dec 43. This was Black Thursday. The crews returned to their bases to find a very low cloud base and fog all over Lincs and East Yorkshire. Jack overshot the runway, retracted the under carriage and did a wheels up crash landing. 3 of the crew were injured but otherwise all were safe. W/O Bassett and his crew were screened at this point.

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He sadly passed away in 1964 in hospital in Sidney.

Written by David Fell

 

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