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    Default Lancaster crash Jan 1948

    Looking for information on the crash of a Lancaster of 115 Sqn coded KO-G at or near Marseilles, France in January 1948

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    How about: TW902 on 31 Jan 48, 2 miles east of Istres?

    Crew was:
    Sqn Ldr D T Moir DFC
    Eng II G Atter
    N II G G W Carter
    Sig II J T Walton
    Flt Lt P Smith
    F/Sgt S A Wallace
    AC2 R A Knapp

    Probable cause was loss of control during an asymmetric overshoot after a missed approach, with the port outer engine feathered because of rough running.

    Old Duffer

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    Hi,

    This may well be the one, unless there was another Lanc crash in France in Jan 48? Thanks Old Duffer. More info on this crash would be welcomed if anyone has it.

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    TW902 was with 115 Sqn can't see any other 115 Sqn crash in Jan 48so has to eb it!

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    Thanks Paul - must be the one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    TW902 was with 115 Sqn can't see any other 115 Sqn crash in Jan 48so has to eb it!
    Just out of curiosity - where are you finding info on RAF post war crashes?
    Last edited by tomdocherty72; 29th July 2011 at 16:50. Reason: missing words

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    Paul,

    Please tell Tom of a source of post-war RAF accidents that you know about.

    I can't do so without the Mods banning me for life!!!!!!

    Colin Cummings

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    Tom

    Colin Cummings hask written the 'bibles' as far as post war RAF losses goes he has written a series of Books detailing all losses from the end of the war in Europe to early 21st Century - his answer came from his book "Final Landings" you should be able to find details yourself if you google Colin Cummings and or Nimbus Publishing


    however saying that I confirmed Sqn from a listing from Air Britain Militariaria magazine from 1979 which is now available in CD form (which I had immediate access to rather than my library which contains all Colins books) but this only has a one line reference for each loss in 1948 and no where near the detail that Colin provides e.g full crew detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldduffer View Post
    Paul,

    Please tell Tom of a source of post-war RAF accidents that you know about.

    I can't do so without the Mods banning me for life!!!!!!

    Colin Cummings
    Hi Oldduffer and Paul M,

    Thanks very much. I will try to obtain copies of the books.

    Yours aye

    Tom D

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