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    Default Sergeant JONES, N.L. 1266012 Martinet HN941

    Hello All,

    I am having difficulty in locating details of Sergeant JONES, N.L. (1266012) who was lost on Martinet HN941 when the aircraft ditched 1 1/2 miles of Amble, Northumberland on the 5th December 1942. Can anyone confirm Sgt Jones details or have the name of the Towed Target Operator who survived the incident. Both were serving with No.4 A.G.S.

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    Tim

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    Did you get Jones full name from the AIR78 files?
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Tim

    According to CWGC there was only one N L Jones (RAF) killed in WW2 andthat was on 26 Apr 1940

    Malcolm

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    Hi Tim

    4 AGS RAF Morpeth ORB for 5th Dec 1942 records:
    Martinet HN941 force landed in sea off Amble, due to engine failure. Towed Target Operator, 1088475 A.C. Sutcliffe, died as a result of drowning and shock. Pilot, 1266012 Sgt. Jones, uninjured.

    The ORB makes no mention of his forenames or initials.

    However the SSQ records:-
    A Target Towing Aircraft (Martinet) crashed into the sea off Amble. It was piloted by 1266012 Sgt. Jones N.L. who survived and was unhurt.
    The Towed Target Operator 108475 L.A.C. Sutcliffe was killed. Death due to drowining and primary shock.
    Both men wre taken to Amble Military Hospital. The body of L.A.C. Sutcliffe was brought over to RAF Morpeth 5.12.42.
    Sgt Jones was retained overnight at Amble owing to lack of dry clothing.

    Regards

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 18th April 2012 at 08:23. Reason: additional info

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    Thank you all the 1180 claims that Jones was the crew member lost but thanks to this forum Sutcliffe is my man.

    Thank you once again for your help.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

    PS sorry for delay in replying but main PC fried by thunderstorm

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