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    Default Mosquito crash Knaphill, Surrey 1943

    Hello all,

    I came across an article ...

    http://www.theknaphillian.com/The%201943%20Mosquito%20Bomber%20Crash%20in%20Knap hill2.pdf

    ...about Mosquito HK140 of 29 Squadron which crashed on 6th November 1943, killing both crew members. The article states that the Mossie took off from Hunsdon, even though 29 Sqn were based at Ford at the time (They did move to Hunsdon but not until June 1944.)
    The Hunsdon ORB has no mention of the event. If anyone out there could enlighten me as to where the aircraft took off from I would be most grateful.

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    Jim.
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    Hi Jim

    I have the following as possibilities in this aircraft: -

    06-Nov Flt Sgt MULLARD, THOMAS HENRY (1387939) RAFVR; age: 20
    06-Nov Sgt KNOX, ERNEST WILLIAM (1350796) RAFVR; age: 23

    They are both registered in Surrey N W but I can't tell you where they took off from

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm,

    Yes, they are the two crew members who were lost.

    Looks like another trip to Kew will be needed!

    Jim.
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    The 29 Sqn ORB mentions the crash but states that Mullard and Knox were attached to the squadron for training prior to being posted overseas; they were due to go Italy a week later, according to the Knaphillian article.

    I know 23 Squadron moved from Malta to Italy about that time, could they have been about to join them? I assumed that crews went from straight from an OTU to a squadron.
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