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    Default Seeking identity of presumed aircraft crash Cleethorpes, 27 October 1943

    A friend is trying to assist relatives in determining the details of the loss of a family member: 124679 F/O James Robert Hutchison RAFVR (Air Gunner) (26), apparently in an a/c crash in the vicinity of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire on 27 October 1943. I understand that four death certificates were recorded at Cleethorpes, the others being:
    1336225 F/Sgt K E Scammell RAFVR (Pilot) (20); 1577039 W/O A Bowyer RAFVR (WOpAG) and 1323410 F/Sgt E G Cunliffe RAFVR (AG) (19). There are no matching losses in the Chorley relevant operational or OTU volumes and the CWGC website does not provide unit information. Possibly, they were Coastal Command or were killed in a non-operational accident (e.g. road traffic accident). Can any one help with this one please? F/O Hutchison's rank seems quite unusual for an air gunner at this stage in the war.

    Keith

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    Hi Keith

    He was in Blenheim IV, V6120 of No 1 AAS, which crashed after hitting trees in an Army co-operation exercise at Irby-on-Humber together with the other three you mentioned.

    Malcolm

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    Default Seeking identity of presumed aircraft crash Cleethorpes, 27 October 1943

    Malcom - many thanks for this.

    Keith

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