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Lysander IIA V9516
Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry
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|Citation ||AIR81 Casualty File Description ||Link |
|AIR81/14037||Pilot Officer J J Westwood, Sergeant C A Whittle: killed; Lysander V9516, 8 Anti Aircraft Co-operation Unit, aircraft accident near Salisbury, Wiltshire 4 May 1942.||C17206674|
Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lysander III V9516
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|420504 - Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 4-5-1942||What were the places of death registration for:
A - Not found in Flight archives:
P/O (Pilot) Richard A. BRYDEN - 119712 (from Trinidad), and
ACW2 Jean HARDING - 2093503.
B - Killed on active service:
LAC Eric A. LANGLEY - 1055142;
AC1 Christopher R. ROBINSON - 1345204;
P/O John J. (Flight: J.T.) WESTWOOD - 120167, and
Sgt Charles A. WHITTLE - 759360.
C - Died (?) on active service (difficult to read on scanned copy):
ACW2 Evelyn STRETTON - 439937.
D - Proposed aircraft losses:
Hurricane I - P3881 - 59 OTU - crashed in forced landing near Silloth.
Hurricane I - V7466 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing Cocklicks, Cummertrees, Dumfries.
Lysander II - V9516 - 8 AACU - flew into high ground at night near Old Sarum.
Tutor - K4831 - 2 FIS - crashed in forced landing near Brackla.
Oxford I - AT739 - 15 (P)AFU - flew into ground Bigby Top, Barnetby, Lincolnshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] A.B. GOFF - RCAF R/97509 [from USA]).
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 11th July 2009 12:17:23|
|420504 - Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 4-5-1942||Hi Henk
LAC E A Langley
Crashed near to shore. Sgt Finney who was wearing an inflated life jacket was rescued by Sgt H Shepherd, 1114117 who swam out from the shore. Sgt Shepherd had observed the crash from the air, landed his own aircraft and boarded the station fire tender to the scene of the accident. The air gunner drowned when the compressed air inflation failed and he failed to orally inflate his mae west after extracating himself from his turret. It was thought that a valve spring fracture was responsible for the forced landing.
Seaplane Tender No.364 was the duty air sea rescue boat at Invergordon and it was ordered to proceed to crash at Chanonry Point and was slipped 18:23 to 20:20 hrs. No.6 a/s rescue unit.
LAC Langley rests in Alford Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
Westwood & Whittle on V9516
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 11th July 2009 12:25:27|