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    Just been reading "Beam Bombers: The Secret War of No 109 Squadron" by Cumming and I thought I'd add to the R9815 loss:

    "...Anson crashed at Boscombe Down while making a blind approach landing in fog at night. Munro was the captain and pilot this time and he died in his plane, as did one of the NCOs in his crew. Two more died either in or on their way to hospital. One of the dead men was a member of an Air Ministry radio countermeasures establishment who had taken part in the very first investigations into the enemy's beams over Britain, Flight Lieutenant E J Alway. It was Alway who reported back to the Air Ministry after the initial flight on 19 June and it was Alway who flew as wireless operator the following day when Bafton made his debut investigative flight on resuming his service with BAT&DU. There was just a single survivor of this fatal crash, Sergeant A D F Allen, air gunner, who escaped with only slight injuries. Allen was awarded the George Medal for his actions during this incident" (page 18)

    Details on Allen:
    http://www.156squadron.com/view_aircrew.asp?pCrewid=1698

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    Thanks Amrit for this additional info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    AC1 John M. NUE - 975074
    Death registered in Bromley, Kent in Q4 1940 - recorded as Nue, J (Male) and no age is shown,

    Martyn

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    Martyn

    Nue is on a couple of family trees on ancestry.co.uk. His dae of birth is listed as February 27th 1918, and his full name is John Major Nue. He is also listed as having died at Biggin Hill, but no source is given for that bit of info.

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    Thanks, I saw the family tree but didn't post it just in case the source was Henk's original message.
    But well worth noting as it might well have been family knowledge.

    Martyn

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