Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Loss Martinet JN280 51 O.T.U. 03.03.1944

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    294
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Loss Martinet JN280 51 O.T.U. 03.03.1944

    Dear All,

    Whilst I have the A-B JA100 - JZ999 entry for this accident, in which both pilot Sergeant LESTER, George Godfrey (1345052) and T.T.O. Leading Aircraftman GREEN, Alfred Charles Michael (1385664) lost their lives, I do not have any great detail on the cause. The RAFM do not have a copy of the accident card and the 51 OTU ORB just records the loss of life, would anyone have any further details on the cause of this accident?

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Prague, Czech Republic
    Posts
    3,546
    Thanks
    21
    Thanked 15 Times in 14 Posts

    Default

    Hi Tim, just in case you have not seen it already:

    GREEN, LAC. (Drogue Op) ALFRED CHARLES MICHAEL, 1385664. RAFVR. 3rd March 1944. Age 21. Son of Bertie Frederic and Anorah Mary Green; husband of Esther Atkinson Green, of Kempston.
    Killed when Martinet JN280 (Mk I) of 51 OTU (Cranfield) dived into ground during aerobatics, at Bedford Reservoir.
    His pilot, 1345052 Sgt (Plt) George Godfrey Lester, RAFVR, 22, of Edinburgh is buried at Edinburgh (Rosebank) Cemetery, Pilrig Street, Leith.

    http://www.mackz.net/cm_casualty%20archive.htm

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    294
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Pavel,

    Thanks for the link it confirms the information I have to date. I will keep looking into this one.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •