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    Hi ALL ,
    does anybody have any info on the loss of this anson,i believe it crashed after control was lost coming down nr
    KIRKLINTON CUMBERLAND,now CUMBRIA,I believe it was flying from DUMFRIES 10 (O)AFU,any crew details
    or what ever,
    thanks in advance,
    GRAHAM

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    The a/c crashed near Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire not Kirklinton, Cumberland. The actual crash site is close to Brownhill Farm out to the NE of the village.

    The Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum did a hand dig on it about 10-15 years ago, they found a photo flash which had to be destroyed by EOD. They went back to the site earlier this year.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    The crew were:

    Jack Sawyer, Pilot Officer, RAFVR, 123840, Age 29, Pilot, Buried Aldershot Civil Cemetery.
    Peter Robert Allen, Pilot Officer, RAFVR, 130265, Age 23, Navigator, Buried Dumfries (St Andrew's) RC Cemetery.
    Robert Mayer Woolley , Sergeant, RAAF, 414618, Age 29, Navigator, Buried Troqueer Cemetery, Dumfries.
    William Alfred Edwards, Sergeant, RAFVR, 1261646, Age 22, Wireless Operator, Buried Kensal Green (St Mary's) RC Cemetery, London.
    William Thomas Whiting, Leading Aircraftman, RAFVR, 1270552, Age 22, Wireless Operator (u/t), Buried Brighton and Preston Cemetery, Sussex.

    Sgt Woolley's casualty file was digitised about 18 months ago and is available on the National Archives of Australia website.

    I've got photos of Woolley's and P/O Allen's graves.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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    ALCLARK,
    thanks very much for the information,it clears up a mystery for some body who thought that SGT WILLIAM
    EDWARDS DIED in a LANCASTER,but no dates tied up.
    kindest regards GRAHAM

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