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Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943

Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
10:39:54 04 February 2007
Post:
Hard to believe there are bumpkins having fun attacking such a wonderful site like this one. Feel sorry for Ross and keep my fingers crossed that eveything turns back to normal asap without loss of all highly appreciated info.

Now to my question re Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943:

Source: "They Shall Grow Not Old" (Allison):

7-1-1943 - 37 SFTS - Calgary - Harvard AJ953:

a) Geoffrey A. Clegg - 123981 - Ottawa Mem. Panel 2 Column 2

b) P/O (CWGC F/O) Philip D. Corlett - 134920 - buried Calgary

c) LAC Alfred Leder - 1397463 - buried Calgary

d) LAC David A. McAuley - 1482473 - buried Sault Ste.Marie

Clegg (a) may be incorrect as CWGC has his date of death as "17"-1-1943 and he may have been aboard Baltimore FA175 of RAF FC, lost 17-1-1943 also killing Sgt John L. Bell - 1078990 - commemorated on the Ottawa Mem. - Panel 2 Column 2.

Corlett and Leder (b and c) may have been killed on AJ953, but what caused McAuley's death (he was from Northern Ireland).

Thanks in advance for your help.

Henk.



RE: Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943
Author: HughAHalliday
Time Stamp:
11:47:01 04 February 2007
Post:
A list I compiled years ago has not been updated but for what it is worth, it shows:

CLEGG, FO Geoffrey A - killed 17 January 1943 with Ferry Command - Baltimore FA175 (I have a question mark against the serial). Name on Ottawa Memorial.

DRURY, FS Norman P - killed 17 January 1943 with Ferry Command - Baltimore FA175 (I have a question mark against the serial).

CORLETT, P/O P.D. (RAF) - killed 7 January 1943 - flying accident, No.37 SFTS - Harvard AJ953 (collision)

LEDER, LAC A. (RAF)- killed 7 January 1943 - flying accident, No.37 SFTS - Harvard AJ953 (collision)

McAULEY, LAC D.A. (RAF - killed 7 January 1943 - flying accident, No.37 SFTS - Harvard AJ912 (collision)

WORK, LAC C.G. (RCAF) - died of injuries, 7 January 1943 - No.124 Squadron - Bolingbroke 9139.


RE: Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943
Author: BillWalker
Time Stamp:
14:23:56 04 February 2007
Post:
Gents;

Glad to see this site working well again.

All I can add is that the Bolingbroke was being operated by No. 124 (Ferry) Squadron, a few weeks after being transferred from the BCATP to Eastern Air Command, as was presumably en route to an operational unit.

Bill Walker

Canadian Military Aircraft Serial Numbers

www.ody.ca/%7Ebwalker/


RE: Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:06:27 04 February 2007
Post:
Thanks Hugh and Bill for info.

WORK (Bolingbroke 9139) was confirmed by Allison.

Clegg and Drury were not on Baltimore FA175 but disappeared over the South Atlantic between Accra/Gold Coast and Natal/Brazil aboard C87 serial 41-11708 of USATC (source "Ocean Bridge" - Carl A. Christie).

Regards,

Henk.


RE: Harvard crash(es) in Canada 1943
Author: Resmoroh
Time Stamp:
17:40:11 04 February 2007
Post:
Hi All,

Anyone know the still-air range of the C-87? It's 2534 nm from Accra to Natal. If I remember rightly the B-24 had a range of about 2200 nm. Wideawake Field (Ascension) was operating by that date - they could have dog-legged via ASI? Press-on-Itis? Interested in any comments.

Rgds

Peter Davies