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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
|Date of Crash || 11 Jun 47 ||Aircraft Name || Spitfire XIVe ||Serial Number || SM925 |
|Unit || 4 Sqdn IAF ||Operating Airfield || ||Country || India|
|Aircrew details ||Fg Offr J A Martin*(2993)|
|Details|| flew into mountain at Okayama Japan while following TX979|
Casualities in the CWGC Register for Spitfire XIVe SM925
|Pilot killed in India 1947||Hello Steve,
There were as you can see from the database several killed .
But if you are interested then Colin Cummings's "Final Landings" has the following.
Beaufighter X - RD787 84 Sqdn - 25/1/47
Crew of three.
Tempest F2 - PR807 - 20 Sqn - 16/5/47.
Crew of one.
Spitfire F14 - SM925 - RIAF - 11/6/47
There were several other aircraft with losses of Indian airmen.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 30th May 2018 08:11:27|
|470611 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11 - 06 -1947||Hello,
470611 - Unaccounted Airmen - 11 - 06 -1947
From Henk's List -
STANIER, John Alan - F/Lt. - 163162 - RAFVR.
Oxford Crematorium, Oxfordshire.
WASS, Dennis William - AC2c - 2334442 - RAFVR.
Hither Green Cemetery, London.
From CWGC list -
NISBET, Patrick Picton - Sgt - R/261668 - RCAF.
Summerland ( St. Stephen's ) Anglican Cemetery, British Columbia, Canada.
LACHHMAN - Enrolled Follower - 60784 - RIAF.
Delhi/Karachi 1939-1945 War Memorials, India.
GURDAYAL, Singh Sekhon - F/O - 2635 - RIAF. - 4 Sqn.
[ Spitfire FR.14 - TX979 ].
MARTIN, Joseph Anthony - F/O - 2993 - RIAF. - 4 Sqn.
[ Spitfire F.14 -SM925 ].
Both airmen are remembered on the Yokohama Memorial, Japan.
LETT, William Herbert - Lt(A) - RN - FAA.
Lee-on-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
[ Firefly FR.1 - PP394 - 741 Sqn FAA ].
MACKINNON, Alan Hood Ian - Lt - RN - FAA
St. Merryn Churchyard, Cornwall.
[ Firefly FR.1 - MB753 - 741 Sqn FAA ].
The two aircraft collided over Hollywell Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall.
From the CWGC details it looks like Lt. Lett was not recovered ?
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 22nd March 2019 10:18:46|