|George Atkinson 47413||Men of the BoB lists this pilot as having been killed on 1 March 1945 whilst serving as an instructor . His death is registered in Northumberland and he is buried at Blyth. Does anyone have a note of the a/c serial please. Possibly Mosquito HJ659 near Coldstream, for which I already have Cleave as a casualty, or perhaps Beaufighter KW118 at Flodden, which was abandoned without injury to either crewman according to Northumberland Aviation Diary.
DaveW ....Read More.||davew on 19th July 2008 06:37:20|
|George Atkinson 47413||Dave,
Atkinson and Cleave in my files both on HJ659 of 54 OTU; crashed on terrain of Pallisburn House, 3 miles E of Goldstream (Pallisburn House at that time in use as a hospital).
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 19th July 2008 09:03:32|
|Possible Beaufighte crash||Found it:
Mosquito HJ659, 54 O.T.U. 1st March 1945.
On demonstration flight, completed two unauthorised slow rolls and spun into ground. Crashed in to the grounds of Pallinsburn House (at the time being used as a hospital) near Coldstream.
Flt Lt George Atkinson DFM (47413), age 29, was from Blyth, and had flown with 151 Squadron during the Battle of Britain.
Hope this helps.
Jim ....Read More.||JimCorbett1977 on 13th September 2011 04:11:12|
|450301 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-03-1945||Hi
ARNISON, Christopher William Gray - LAC - 321 MU.
OPIE, Francis Colin - W/O - 159 MU.
GIBSON, John Ethelbert - LAC - 358 Sqn.
ANDREWS, John Sidney - F/L (Pilot) - registered in North Cotswold.
INNOCENT, Dennis Herbert - LAC - registered in Newark.
WOOD, Harold George - Cpl - registered in Liverpool N.
ATKINSON, George - F/L (Pilot Instr) - killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, HJ659 of No 54 OTU, which spun in from a roll near Coldstream.
CLEEVE, Anthony Thomas Russell - F/O (Pilot U/T) - see Atkinson.
Malcolm ....Read More.||malcolm_raf on 10th January 2015 05:18:30|