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    Hi
    Bit of a tough one ?
    anyone any info on an P-40 crash near vancouver canada, 2nd october 1942, the pilot was killed, and buried royal oak cemetry.
    I can't find any details.
    cheers
    jerry

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    P/O Arnold Ridgway seems to be your pilot from CWGC and Geoffs search engine. Have you checked Bill Walkers website for the aircraft?
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    Following up from Dennis.

    RCAF Casualty List No 388, issued 6 October states:

    "RIDGWAY, Arnold, P.O. Killed on Active Service in Canada, James Ridgway (father) Apt 10, Outremont, Que.

    Pilot Officer Ridgway was killed Oct 2. in a crash in the North Vancouver district"

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    No.14 (Fighter) Squadron - Kittyhawk AK952.

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    ... but he is buried in Montreal.

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    G'day Chaps

    Kittyhawk Mk. 1 s/n AK952 was actually re-serialled to R.C.A.F. s/n 1060 prior to the accident.

    The accident took place at 10:35 Hours on the 2nd of October, 1942 at Lynn Creek, British Columbia.

    "Aircraft crashed into side of hill and burned due to pilot deliberately flying into fog bank and letting down out of fog into a valley at too low an altitude to fly out."

    The conclusions of the A.I.B. were: "Experienced pilot, deliberatley few into a fog bank at such a direction that he must have known would be a dangerous if not disasterous, with the result that the aircraft crashed in a narrow inlet."

    Happy Easter

    Cheers...Chris

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    Hi All,

    Many thanks for the replies and sorting out my confusion.

    Have a good weekend.

    Cheers

    Jerry

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