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    Default Oxford LX328, 6 OTU, crashed 11.10.43

    I'm looking for details of the crew and crash location for Oxford LX328, 6 OTU which crashed 11.10.43.

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    Jim Corbett

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    Jim

    Mark had the casualty file of one of the crew digitised a while back, here is the list from that.

    Wildman, Denis Ivor, Flight Sergeant, RAFVR, 1331147, Age 21, Pilot
    Berry, Edmund Hughes, Sergeant, RAAF, 417448, Age 19, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
    Cabot, Joseph Francis Charles, Warrant Officer, RCAF, R77411, Age 25, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
    Horrigan, Patrick Daniel, Flight Sergeant, RAAF, 425013, Age 22, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
    Price, Frank Leslie George, Sergeant, RAFVR, 1432802, Age 22, Wireless Operator / Air Gunner

    It crashed up towards Moffat, Finniegill being the named location, but it is on one of the surrounding hills, the registered location of death for all was Finniegill, Moffat.
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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks Al,

    That confirms the location I had as Three Mullach Hill. I have the crew names somewhere but can't seem to locate them.

    Many thanks,

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    Jim,
    Three Mullach hill is correct. Crashed at OS sheet 79 grid ref. 164975. The nearest farm is Finniegill therefore, I assume, that the deaths were registered as being there due to the crew being recovered to the farm. From my files there were still parts there in 1975 but would be interested to know if much remains today.

    Alan.

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    Thanks Alan,

    I've sent you a PM.

    Jim
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    The F.1180 Air Accident Card states that the a/c crashed in a vertical dive, possibly after loss of control in cloud. The crash site was within an area ploughed up for tree planting by Economic Forestry Group in 1971. Inspection in 1974 revealed little surface wreckage.

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    Thanks Keith!

    I may check out the site later this year. I will let you know what, if anything, remains.

    Jim
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