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Pilot Officer Geoffrey George NEWELL (185141) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Pilot

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Thunderbolt HB986
 

Death of Death 1944-08-14 Age : 23 years.

Served in 30 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 1. C. 14. at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India

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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1851411169512 Geoffrey George NEWELLLondon Gazette supplement : 36780 , Dated 1944-11-03 , Download #36780

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Aircraft Name: Thunderbolt I HB986 Date of Crash: 14 Aug 44 Unit 30 Sqdn Airfield /Crash Location Yelahanka, India
Aircrew details WO Geoffrey George NEWELL*
Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerGeoffrey George NEWELL (185141) Pilot Thunderbolt HB986   1944-08-1430 Sqdn AIR27 IndiaMadras War Cemetery, Chennai
Details Took off at1400 hours and failed to return from hieght climb. it was learnt later that he crashed five miles from Devanahalli . Pilot probably got into a compressiblity dive and ailed to pull out.
Source Henk Welting's Database

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