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    Default Searching Flight Magazine

    I've just discovered a method of searching for a particular casualty on Flight Magazine that seems to work very well (apologies for anyone who already knows this).

    Taking a random example:

    Robert Pursey Short (which Peter asked about a couple of months ago).

    R P Short gave me the usual 100 returns.

    However R.P.Short - note the fullstops and the lack of spaces - took me straight away to the May 1943 edition, and was the only return.

    It has worked almost everytime so far. I hope this helps others, especially Henk :-)

    A

    BTW Short is reported as having Died on Active Service

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    Thanks Amrit for this valuable tip.

    Henk.

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    As at this date (26.06.08) things seemed to have changed a little - see http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=2074

    The best way to obtain a hit on a specfic name is as follows:

    For Robert Pursey Short enter R. P. Short (note capitals, full-stops and spacing).

    Brian

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    Default I am confused

    I found this by 'Googling':
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-314.html
    RAF officer deaths 1.1.29-3.9.39
    Flt Lt Salmon K D Kenneth Darleigh Killed 5 Oct 38

    then I registered here and could not find that thread. So I went to the old site:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=login

    and tried to log in but got an error message:
    Login Problem: Incorrect Username

    Anyway, the details do not agree with this:

    Flight Oct 13 1838
    Flying Accidents
    The Air Ministry regrets to announce the following accidents:
    Fit. Lt. Kenneth Darleigh Salmon (pilot, flying solo) lost his life in an accident which occurred at Farnham, Surrey, on October 3, 1938, to an aircraft of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, South Farnborough, Hants.

    Any further information on the accident would be appreciated.

    Thanks.

    Fred

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    Date in Flight Global is wrong


    The Times, Thursday, Oct 06, 1938; pg. 9; Issue 48118; col B

    R.A.F Pilot Killed

    Flight Lieutenant Kenneth Darleigh Salmon lost his life in an accident which occrred at
    Farnham, Surrey, yesterday to a machine from the Royal Aircraft Establishment, South
    Farnborough, Hants. He was the sole occupant of the machine. The pilot's parachute
    which was open, had apparently caught in the fuselage of the machine and it is thought
    that he may have attempted to jump out.

    Mr. Gerald Hurley of Brunce's Farm, who witnessed the crash, said the machine
    suddenly went into a spin. It missed farm buildings and then struck a high-tension
    cable smashing the pole into three pieces.

    http://www.alton-in-partnership.org/AltonDiary38Dec06.pdf

    Tells us it was a Vickers-Wellesley

    And this tells us he was in fact Australian from New South Wales

    http://calendararchive.usyd.edu.au/Calendar/1953_supp/PDF/1953-A%20-%200466.pdf

    http://search.ancestry.com.au/cgi-bin/sse.dll?&gsfn=Kenneth&gsln=Salmon&db=auselectoralrolls&&gss=SEO&hc=20


    All we need now is the serial ? I would suggest it may be one of the following which were at A&AEE K7713 K7724 K7729 K7740 K7754 K7791
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    Answer is on the other forum:


    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4147

    K7729
    Paul

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