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    Default Leonard Barker Air Gunner, 1100376, 297 Squadron, died 10th October 1943

    I recently posted for CWG burials in Swinton Cemetery, Manchester which I have been researching.

    Now need help with several burials in Agecroft Cemetery, Salford, Manchester, will post seperate for each man.

    I am trying to establish the circumstances and place of death of each man.

    Leonard Barker, 1100376, 297 Squadron, died 10th October 1943, age 28.

    Son of George and Jessie Elizabeth, husband of May of Salford.

    Death was possibly registered New Forest, Hampshire.

    Thankyou.
    Regards Sue

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    Hello,

    10-10-1943
    No.297 Sqn.
    Albemarle G.T. I P1405

    Spun into ground 2m N of Stoney Cross

    1315823 F/Sgt (Pilot) George Mendel GROSSMAN MiD RAFVR +
    1479509 F/Sgt (Nav./Air Bomber) John JACKSON RAFVR +
    127035 F/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Alfred Hugh JACKSON RAFVR +
    1100376 Sgt (Air Gnr.) Leonard BARKER RAFVR +

    Col.
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    Default Leanord Barker 1100376

    Thanks Col,
    is the cause of the crash known?

    Regards Sue

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    Hi Sue,

    Reportedly, engine failure.

    http://daveg4otu.tripod.com/hancrash.txt

    Col.
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    Default Leonard Barker

    Thanks Col,

    info much appreciated.

    Regards,
    Sue.

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    Hey Susan,

    in the case of each of your crashes, you can order a copy of the Form 1180 crash card from the Royal Air Force museum at Hendon.

    Contact them from: http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/research/

    Request Form 1180 for serial number xyz
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default Leonard Barker

    Hi Dennis,

    thanks for the information about Form 1180.

    Unfortunately our group is a voluntary organisation with not funding, it is not possible at present to purchase any documents, hence why I post on the forum and rely on the generosity of others.
    If I find any information in the local news paper archives regarding any servicemen I am researching I will post the details on here.

    Regards Sue.

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    They are free for request.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default Leonard Barker.

    thanks Dennis,
    I assumed it was a pay per view web site, my mistake, will take a look.

    Regards,
    Sue.

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