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Flying Officer John Harrison WILDE (152954) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Navigator/Wireless Op.

Circumstances of Death: Lost in aircraft Mosquito
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Death of Death 1945-03-01 Age : 24 years.

Served in 60 OTU

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. D. Joint grave 1459. at Audenshaw Cemetery, United Kingdom


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London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
1529541509952 John Harrison WILDELondon Gazette supplement : 36215 , Dated 1943-10-15 , Download #36215
152954J H WILDELondon Gazette supplement : 36396 , Dated 1944-02-22 , Download #36396

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450301 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-03-1945The following relates to Wilde, it is from the No.60 OTU ORB: March 1st 1945, “Accidents. At 21.15 hours F/L Barker and navigator F/O Wilde (both of 44 Course) took off on a practice night operational patrol. At 23.01 a “MAYDAY” call was heard but was very weak, and the call sign not definitely established. The crash crew at Andover saw an aircraft approximately 5 miles away at 23.10 hours. The aircraft, a Mosquito is believed to have struck an Auster in midair, as an Auster crashed about 5 miles away at the same time. As a result of this accident F/L Barker was injured, and his Navigator F/O J.H. Wilde (152954) was killed. This accident is the subject of an investigation which is proceeding. Note. This same crew flew into a high tension cable on Anglesey only a few days ago, but the pilot on this occasion brought the aircraft safely to base, although damaged. Neither of them was hurt.” ....Read More.alclark on 9th January 2015 09:30:24

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