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    A candidate for Sgt. Bastick may be Anson R3431 which crashed into the sea north-east of Saltspring Island on 17 December 1942, while searching for another missing aircraft from 32 OTU (Anson N9560, declared missing on 16 December 1942, never located). I have no details on casualties on either aircraft, maybe Dakota can help.

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    Hello,

    Re: Hitchens Ivor James Sgt 1862823:

    3-4-1945
    No.76 OTU
    Wellington X LN900

    Crashed on a daylight cross-country training exercise which included practice bombing. No cause found, aircraft struck ground at between 80 and 90 degrees and completely disintegrated.

    J/90500 P/O (Capt/Pilot) Alexander Donald FRASER DFC RCAF +
    1608731 Sgt (Pupil Pilot) Stanley Oliver TURLEY RAFVR +
    1629407 Sgt (Pupil Nav.) Sidney George STRANKS RAFVR +
    1594009 Sgt (Student Flt. Eng.) William WALLWORK RAFVR +
    1862823 Sgt (Student Air Bomber) Ivor James HITCHENS RAFVR +
    1410494 W/O (Staff W.Op./Air Gnr.) Edward Gwynfryn TURNER RAFVR +
    1796543 Sgt (Pupil W.Op./Air Gnr.) William James WILSON RAFVR +
    1897620 Sgt (Pupil Air Gnr.) Herbert James FARRIER RAFVR +
    3000975 Sgt (Pupil Air Gnr.) Denis Herbert FOLWELL RAFVR +

    All buried Ramleh War Cemetery Graves 5. M. 9-17.

    See: http://airforce.ca/awards.php?search=1&keyword=&page=249&mem=&type=rc af

    Scroll down to J/90500 P/O A D FRASER DFC RCAF.

    Col.
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    Hello Simon,

    Your interesting post has just been brought to my attention by a friend and I would be grateful if you could make contact.
    Regards - Colin Mackenzie

    www.mackz.net

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    Thanks for all this guys, it's sterling (or should that be stirling! :-) ) work so far!

    Colin P.M sent

    Simon

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    Default Re: Bedfordshires Unaccounted Aircrew

    Fitch Isaac John Air/com 22162 25/07/1944 Bourail, New Zealand

    External Link https://pacificwrecks.com/aircraft/b-24/41-11706.html

    Says C-87 Liberator 41-11706

    Mission History
    On July 26, 1944 at 11:00am took off from Tarawa Airfield (Hawkins Field) piloted by Captain Hugh W. Prince on a flight bound for Henderson Field on Guadlacanal. Aboard were five civilian flight crew plus twenty-one passengers including Americans and British personnel. The weather was clear. Over Malaita Island, this C-87 was tracked by radar until 10:35pm then was not seen again. When this aircraft failed to arrive, it was officially declared Missing In Action (MIA).

    So date of death on CWGC is wrong it is July 26th 1944 NOT July 25th 1944

    Probate has July 26th 1944 as well

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