|269 Sqn Loss 23/7/40 P/O Appleby||Details taken from RAF Coastal Command losses. Ross McNeill
23 July 1940
Hudson I P5152 UA-J
Op: Escort O.A188
Collided with Hurricane P2862 whilst taking off and crashed.
Peter. ....Read More.||peter on 10th January 2008 05:18:37|
|269 Sqn Loss 23/7/40 P/O Appleby||Crew of Hudson I P5152
F/L. C D W. Price 37985 +
P/O. J T T. Fleming 41277 +
P/O. W. Appleby 42975 +
Sgt. L. Land 623762 +
F/L. Price rests in St. Cattwg Churchyard, Llanspyddid, Brecknockshire; P/O. Appleby in SS Mary and James Churchyard Morpeth, Northumberland; while both P/O. Fleming from wellington, New Zealand, and Sgt. Land are buried locally in Wick cemetery.
Coastal Command Losses. Ross McNeill.
Peter. ....Read More.||peter on 10th January 2008 05:43:13|
|269 Sqn Loss 23/7/40 P/O Appleby||[QUOTE=johnnie214;2926]Thanks for all of that. Quite an interesting story. I should be up in Wick
later in the year so will have to try and visit the graves of the New
Just the one New Zealander on board P5152 (you may have misinterpreted Peter's post?).
Tue 23 Jul 1940
269 Squadron, RAF (Wick, Caithness-shire - 18 Group)
Hudson I P5152/(P or J) - took off at 0415 captained by Flt Lt Price, RAF, and immediately collided with a 3 Sqn Hurricane I (P2862), the bomb load exploding after it crashed and caught fire. All four crew died, the 2nd pilot being buried at Wick. The Hurricane pilot survived but was seriously injured.
2nd Pilot: 41277 Plt Off James Tayne Taine FLEMING, RAF - Age 20. 737hrs. 96th op.
[from Vol One of 'For Your Tomorrow]
FLEMING, Pilot Officer James Tayne Taine.
41277; b Hamilton 10 May 20; Wgtn Coll; clerk - Brunner, Mond & Co, importers, Wgtn. Selected for RAF SSComm by 23 May 38, emb for UK 6 Jul 38, arr 11 Aug 38; RAF & to Hatfield/1E&RFTS Pilot u/t 29 Aug 38, SSComm [wef 29.8.38] & 1 Depôt 29 Oct 38, 3FTS 12 Nov 38, Pilots Badge 4 Mar 39, 1ArmTS 6 May 39, 269 Sqn (Anson, Hudson; 96 ops) 12 Jun 39 [att SAN (Anson) 11 Mar-4 Apr 40], kao 23 Jul 40. Wick Cemetery - O.412, Caith., Scotland. Son of Archibald Munnoch & Hazel Darling Fleming (née Taine), Karori, Wgtn. [phot. TWN 31.7.40].
[from draft for Vol Three]
Errol ....Read More.||Errol Martyn on 10th January 2008 03:54:52|
|P/O Arthur Osborne APPLEBY, R.C.A.F.||Hello everyone
I'm looking for information about the above Pilot Officer, as well as a couple of his relatives. He was born in Morpeth in 1906, but emigrated to Montreal in 1929. On the outbreak of war he joined the R.C.A.F. The Morpeth Herald of October 31st 1941 reports that he visiting his home town, and was '[I]now in the Royal Canadian Air Force attached to the R.A.F.'
Another report from 1947 states that he was now commissioned in the R.A.F., having returned from Canada. I'd be interested if anyone can supply any details - service number perhaps?
Two of his brothers and a nephew were also in the R.A.F.
His brother William Appleby, 42975, was killed on July 23rd 1940 in Hudson P5152 of 269 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane P2862 of 3 Squadron at Wick.
Another brother, Robert Brown Appleby, 132571, was awarded an M.B.E. in January 1945 for [I]'his work as an R.A.F. transport officer just prior to D-Day.' [/I]Has anyone anything furtehr on his award?
His nephew, Sydney Osborne Appleby, 1292707, was at ITW Torquay in 1940, sharing a room with 'Screwball' Buerling, trained at Perranporth in 1942, and was posted to 610 Sqn on October 2nd 1942, and then to 611 five days later. In February 1946 he belly landed his aircraft at 'Nyaung-Bin-Wah' in Burma on a ferry flight:
Can't find a match in Halley's Broken Wings, as I can't find where Nyaung-Bin-Wah is.
Simon ....Read More.||wwrsimon on 5th August 2016 06:35:22|