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    Does anyone have any record of a Beaufighter which crashed at Pallinsburn, Cornhill-on-Tweed.

    One crew possilbly killed.
    Sorry no other information

    Aircraft crashed in the same field as that of Harrier GR7 ZG532 14th July 1999.

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    Chris-It could be Beaufighter ND184,11.10.1943 Cornhill on Tweed.

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    J B Thompson's 'The Charterhall Story' has the following for ND184:

    11th Oct 1943 - Beaufighter VIf ND184 - engine failure at 8,000 feet.
    Sgt Taylor (pilot) killed, Sgt Thompson (N/R - Navigator/Radar Op?) Injured, F/Lt Carstairs (Instructor) major injuries.
    Aircraft destroyed.

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    54 OTU ND184 on this date Sgt.Angus McCrimmon Fram Taylor RAFVR killed.It must be this crash.

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    the ORB FOR 54 OTU , HAS THE FOLLOWING
    Beaufighter ND184 CRASHED 11/10/43, PILOT SGT TAYLOR KILLED ,
    NR INSTRUCTOR , SGT THOMPSON ,AND F/L CARSTAIRS SER INJURED
    CAUSE PORT /ENGINE FAILURE CAT E DAYTIME
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    Gents,

    ND184 crashed at Branxton Moor, some 6km south east of Cornhill-on-Tweed.
    I located the crash site 19th August 2011, finding fragments at the site.


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    Last edited by Chris Davies; 13th September 2011 at 16:37. Reason: typo

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    Discussed previously:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?11378-Bristol-Beaufighter-ND185-54-OTU-11th-October-1943
    Dennis Burke
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    I think this may be a Mosquito but i do not have my records to hand. Will check over the next couple of days.

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    Found it:

    Mosquito HJ659, 54 O.T.U. 1st March 1945.

    On demonstration flight, completed two unauthorised slow rolls and spun into ground. Crashed in to the grounds of Pallinsburn House (at the time being used as a hospital) near Coldstream.

    Flt Lt George Atkinson DFM (47413), age 29, was from Blyth, and had flown with 151 Squadron during the Battle of Britain.

    Hope this helps.

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    Top work Jim!

    'Charterhall Story' has the pilot as F/O ATR Cleeve (sic) killed. There's a lot more info about Atkinson here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?2261-George-Atkinson-47413

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