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Thread: Bristol Beaufighter ND185 54 OTU 11th October 1943

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    Default Bristol Beaufighter ND185 54 OTU 11th October 1943

    The crew of this aircraft when it crashed were

    Instructor: F/Lt Carstairs
    Injured
    Pilot: 1481554 Sgt Angus McCrimmon Fram Taylor RAFVR age 20killed W/Op: Sgt Thompson Injured

    Can anyone provide the full names and numbers of Carstairs and Thompson please.

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    Chris

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    Hi Chris,

    I will guess:
    T. D. G. CARSTAIRS (85380)
    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35855/pages/220
    http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issues/35855/pages/221

    Pavel
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    Pavel,

    Thanks,
    It is a posibility,
    F/Lt Carstairs was acting as Nav/WOp instructor,


    Chris

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    Could the aircraft have been repaired after the incident on 11-10-19"43" ? Air Britain mentions for ND185: 54 OTU - crashed in forced landing 3-11-19"44"; damaged byond repair.
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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Eyewitnesses who I have met say the aircraft was burnt out,

    Regards
    Chris

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    Chris,
    It must have been serial ND184, crashlanded at Cornhill, Northumberland.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    please forgive my typo, it is ND184, I must order some fingers, typing with thumbs is terrible.

    Chris

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