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Liberator III LV340 X120

Liberator III LV340 X120
Author: Peter
Time Stamp:
19:19:28 07 August 2005
Post:
Hi All,

B-24 Liberator MkIII LV340 X120 (F/O Dear) crashed on 21 August 1942 at Carnlough Northern Ireland. I believe this to have been a non operational flight, does anyone have more info on this crash?

Regards

Peter.


RE: Liberator III LV340 X120
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
20:24:36 07 August 2005
Post:
Hi Peter,

The entry from the Draft RAF Coastal Command Losses, Vol 2 is:

21/08/42

120 Sqn

Liberator III

LV340

OH-X

Air Test, Ballykelly

F/O M F Dear

Sgt A B Meyer

P/O A B Gomperts

Sgt C Humphrey

Sgt R Ainslie

Sgt T W Taylor RNZAF

Sgt I V McQuay

G/C H K Goode DSO DFC AFC

Ex 41-1122. Flew into Limnalary Mountain in bad weather at Carnlough, County Antrim. G/C Goode a 1914-18 fighter ace, Sgt Meyer and Sgt Taylor, from Marlborough, New Zealand, rest in Tamlaght Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard, County Londonderry, P/O Gomperts in Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Middlesex and F/O Dear in Anfield Crematorium, Liverpool. Sgt Humphrey was taken to Maidstone Cemetery, Kent, Sgt Ainslie to the Central Churchyard, Tollcross, Glasgow, and Sgt McQuay to St. Mary Churchyard, Sholing, Hampshire for burial. G/C Goode had retired from the RAF and was onboard as a civilian in the Air Accident Branch.

Regards

Ross


RE: Liberator III LV340 X120
Author: Peter
Time Stamp:
22:28:21 07 August 2005
Post:
Ross,

Many thanks for your reply concerning LV340 it will be added to my data base. Could I ask if you could post the entry from Coastal Command Losses Volume 2 for the loss of Liberator LV341 Z/120 on 13 August 1942. My interest is that my father was lost on this aircraft and I have researched it extensively. It would be nice to see the entry.

I will of course still purchase the book (:

Regards

Peter.