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    1289506 LAC Michel VOSS RAFVR, was killed in an aircraft accident in Canada on 8-1-1943. GRO War Deaths has his unit as No.2 SFTS. Can anyone provide further details on this accident?

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    LAC Voss was killed with his instructor, R136256 Sgt C.A.P. McCabe, when 2 FTS Harvard 3080 crashed near Kars ON.
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    The Aircraft Record Card states "crashed to earth near North Gower". North Gower is about 15 miles due south of Uplands, and 3 miles west of Kars on Highway 6. It is mostly flat farmland around there, and it was probably a common practice area for 2 SFTS.

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    Ian & Bill,

    Thanks for your help.

    LAC Michel VOSS, was the younger son of Mr Clive Harold Voss, who was the Australian Trade Representative in France from 1919. Clive Voss and one of his sons, had to flee Paris in 1940 when the Germans invaded France. They joined the rest of their family in Nyon, made their way to Bordeaux, and were taken by a British cruiser to the UK. Michel joined the RAF, and was killed whilst training in Canada, his older brother, John, joined the British Army.

    Michel's father, Clive Voss, a native of Gulgong, NSW, went to France in 1912. Almost immediately he became associated with the Farman brothers, pioneers of French aviation, and was the first Australian to gain a French pilot's certificate (Aero-Club de France, Accredited 30-11-1912, Certificate No.1160, issued 6-12-1912).

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    Quote Originally Posted by COL BRUGGY View Post
    Ian & Bill,

    Thanks for your help.

    LAC Michel VOSS, was the younger son of Mr Clive Harold Voss, who was the Australian Trade Representative in France from 1919. Clive Voss and one of his sons, had to flee Paris in 1940 when the Germans invaded France. They joined the rest of their family in Nyon, made their way to Bordeaux, and were taken by a British cruiser to the UK. Michel joined the RAF, and was killed whilst training in Canada, his older brother, John, joined the British Army.

    Michel's father, Clive Voss, a native of Gulgong, NSW, went to France in 1912. Almost immediately he became associated with the Farman brothers, pioneers of French aviation, and was the first Australian to gain a French pilot's certificate (Aero-Club de France, Accredited 30-11-1912, Certificate No.1160, issued 6-12-1912).

    Col.

    My Uncle - Arthur Patick McCabe was the flight instructor killed in this crash - any further info you have on this topic would be appreciated

    Art McCabe

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