This is an archived page from the older DCBoard Forum of RAF Commands. This page is read-only. If you wish to post a query about this page, then please go to the newer RAF Commands Forum and register as a member. Alternatively you can leave a comment on this page using Facebook in the comments box at the bottom of the page.


9 OTU Beau Loss 12.01.44

9 OTU Beau Loss 12.01.44
Author: Andy Bird (Guest)
Time Stamp:
10:39:44 Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post:
Does anyone have the names of the crew flying a Beaufighter which crashed at 9 OTU on 12.01.44 ?

Yours Sincerely,

Andy Bird


RE: 9 OTU Beau Loss 12.01.44
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:22:56 Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post:
F/Sgt H.C. Aislabi - NZ424404

F/O A.J. Mabey - 151263

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 9 OTU Beau Loss 12.01.44
Author: errol.martyn@xtra.co.nz (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:48:26 Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post:
Andy,

From my 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915' (Volume Two: Fates 1943-1998):

Wed 12 Jan 1944

COASTAL COMMAND

Solo training, practice QGH (course to steer)

9 (Coastal) Operational Training Unit, RAF (Crosby-on-Eden, Cumberland - 17 Group)

Beaufighter VIC T5277 - took off at about 1145, veered off track after a w/t failure in poor weather and flew into cloud-covered Shaw Hill, 3%BD miles west of Langholm, Dumfriesshire at 1305. Both crew died, the pilot being buried at Chester, Cheshire.

Pilot: NZ424404 Flt Sgt Herbert Clement AISLABIE, RNZAF - Age 23. 386hrs.

Note spelling of surname.

Errol



RE: 9 OTU Beau Loss 12.01.44
Author: Andy Bird (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:28:33 Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post:
Hi Errol,

Just started writing up Wg Cdr Yonges diary whilst at 9 OTU.

In which he mentions on Wednesday 12 January 1944 that the crew were doing "controlled dissent through cloud".

Many Thanks for the quick rely.

Andy


Thanks
Author: Andy Bird (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:30:53 Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post:
Hi Henk,

Hope this finds you well ?

Just started writing up Wg Cdr Yonges diary whilst at 9 OTU before doing the chapter on joining Coastal Command at North Coates, before being given his own squadron at Portreath.

He mentions on Wednesday 12 January 1944 that the crew were doing "controlled dissent through cloud".

Many Thanks for the quick reply.

Andy



RE: Thanks
Author: ianh (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:38:14 Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Post:
Hi Andy

Controlled "dissent" eh?

:-)

Ian