Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Flying Officer Herbert Harry Kirby DFC 127173 - 14/8/43.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Flying Officer Herbert Harry Kirby DFC 127173 - 14/8/43.

    Is anyone able to help me with cause of death for Flying Officer Herbert Harry Kirby DFC 127173 age 27 died on 14/8/43. (Mortlake Crematorium) Sorry I do not know of a squadron.
    Thank you in advace
    James

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    6,470
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 36 Times in 35 Posts

    Default

    Hello,

    14-8-1943
    No.19 OTU
    Anson I N9671 XF-D (also quoted as XF-P)

    Dived into ground 1505 and caught fire, 1 mile east of Arbroath airfield, Angus, Scotland.

    AUS402233 W/O (Capt./Pilot) Alan Kenneth FARLAM RAAF +
    127173 F/O (SO Nav.) Herbert Harry KIRBY DFC RAFVR +
    1454671 Sgt (Pupil Nav.) Edward Stephen Andre GRAY RAFVR +
    1800826 Sgt (Pupil Air Bomber) Frederick James PELLATT RAFVR +
    1285031 Sgt (SO W.Op./Air Gnr.) Ronald BROWN RAFVR +
    1578202 Sgt (Pupil W.Op./Air Gnr.) Kenneth ASHMORE RAFVR +

    See: Storr: Operational Training Units. Vol.22. p.131 of 591.

    http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z022_1.pdf

    See also: BCL7/241

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 7th January 2011 at 17:42.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Dear Col
    Wow that was fast! Thank you very much for all this. The link looks very interesting for this and other Australian losses. It looks like they didn't stand a chance.
    Best wishes
    James

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,310
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 6 Times in 5 Posts

    Default

    The death register places the accident at Tarry Farm, St Vigeans.

    regards

    DaveW

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    526
    Thanks
    7
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Dear Dave
    Thank you for the futher information
    Best wishes
    James

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •