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Corporal Edwin GORE (1132621) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Liberator BZ959
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Death of Death 1944-06-16 Age : 23 years.

Served in 144 RSU

Burial/Commemoration Details : 4. A. 3. at Karachi War Cemetery, Pakistan (Map)

More Details: SON OF WILLIAM JAMES GORE AND MARY ELIZABETH GORE, OF PENWORTHAM, PRESTON, LANCASHIRE.

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Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date: 16 Jun 44 Aircraft: Liberator III BZ959 Unit 355 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location , India
DetailsCr TO Digri Brakes failed; ran into ditch, Digri. 10.6.44. 16 June 1944 accident: From the book "Beyond the Irrawaddy and the Salween, RAF Special Duty Missions in the South East Asia Theatre of War 1944-45" (Dickson G. Morris), comes RAAF wireless operator P/O Keith Buchanan's recollection of the 16 June 1944 collision with a lorry at Digri: ". . .Jack Brand [Buchanan's skipper] with his vast technical store of knowledge tried to pass some of this information on to others, and became unpopular for his trouble. Some thought that he was trying to show off, then he was referred to as Binder Brand because he would find equipment which was not working properly, and demanded that it was made serviceable. The erks felt that they had enough to do without all the extra work Jack was requiring of them. One example of this occurred during May. We had given BZ959, the ‘plane we had flown from Canada, an air-test, and after landing Jack complained that the brakes were faulty and were not arresting the ‘plane as quickly as they should. The ground crew worked on them, could not find any further trouble, the ‘plane was marked serviceable, and a Sergeant Pilot was given the task of testing the brakes on the runway. He taxied down the strip at about forty mph, applied the brakes at the end and stopped; taxied back along the strip a little faster, stopped again. The pilot decided to do another couple of runs this time a little faster, set off along the runway at ninety mph, but near the end he applied the brakes and they failed. At that critical moment, a public works department truck loaded with natives was crossing the end of the strip, the ‘plane was unable to stop, the port propeller sliced through the unfortunate natives cutting several to pieces, the ‘plane did a ground loop and ended up in scrub. I was in the tower at the time and saw the lot. The Sergeant was suspended from flying to await a court martial, six natives lost their lives, a few others were injured, all because it was felt that Binder had been mistaken in his opinion. After this sad affair, whenever Jack designated that a ‘plane was u/s, the ground crew respected his opinion."
SourceMatt Poole
Aircrew details -
Recorded in CWGC
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
CorporalEdwin GORE (1132621) Liberator BZ959  Forum Post 1944-06-16144 RSU PakistanKarachi War Cemetery
Flight SergeantRaymond HUMPHRIES (567636) Liberator BZ959  Forum Post 1944-06-16144 RSU PakistanKarachi War Cemetery

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