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    Default Canadian Nomand Collision Dec. 13, 1940 - Aircraft Found

    One of the Nomads that crashed into Lake Muskoka on Dec. 13, 1940 has just been found

    http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1029839--71-years-later-missing-plane-found?bn=1

    I am trying to ID the aircraft and believe it may be either 3521 or 3512

    The missing plane they were looking for which went missing on the 12th Dec has to be 3503

    Thanks to Bill Walkers web site

    The planes that collided the next day must be 3521 or 3512 can anyone confirm which one as crewed by Peter Campbell and Ted Bates - which is the one found in 2011 and the crews of the other 2 aircraft

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    Paul

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    Found it in old RAF Commands posting

    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/Data/8762.txt


    Campbell was the pilot of Nomad 3521 (with Bates)

    Sergeant L Francis was the pilot of Nomad 3512 - (with William J.P. GOSLING)

    L.A.C. Clayton Peder HOPTON buried Cabri Saskatchewan was on 3503. The wreckage of which was found in a swamp five miles southeast of Camp Borden on 14 Dec

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    Hold on a bit!

    My records show there to have been three Nomads from the same unit lost on the same day; two in a collision and one from ice accretion.

    I'm off to check later this morning so don't sell the house on the basis of just two.

    Colin Cummings

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    Colin

    this readion report aired in Canada July 25 2011

    see part 2 around8 mins in

    http://www.cbc.ca/asithappens/

    It confirms that the 3 aircraft were lost over 2 days - 1 day before (3503) the collision the day after 3521 & 3512 and they have found 3521 largely intact upright on lake floor with an engine and one wing detached (but nearby)

    Paul



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    Colin

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0ig_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=WlAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=65 43,5586506&dq=muskoka&hl=en

    See this article from The Windsor Daily Star - Monday Dec 16, 1940

    Confirms first plane missing Thursday 12 th December, Collison Friday 13th Dec

    Says 3503 (Missing plane ) location reported late Friday 13th, so prob found next day

    Confirmed:
    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0Sg_AAAAIBAJ&sjid=WlAMAAAAIBAJ&pg=25 68,5241812&dq=muskoka&hl=en

    And also says flew int Ice storm

    3512 found Jan 30th 1941

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8xxlAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7YcNAAAAIBAJ&pg=61 11,2689059&dq=muskoka&hl=en
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 26th July 2011 at 08:37.

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    My apologies gentlemen - I went off at half cock.

    The information recorded of 3503 on 12 Dec and 3512 and 3521 on the following day is correct. I have incorrectly recorded all three as being on 13 Dec and I have now revisited the records and realise my mistake.

    Humble pie being consumed in large quantities!

    Colin Cummings

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