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    Default Two losses in June 1943 in NE England

    Hello, the NorthEast diary website had the following about two crashes in June 1943:

    Sunday, 13th June 1943 D1380
    At about 11.30, a Typhoon operating from Milfield airfield, near Wooler, crashed in a field at Kimmerston Farm, Milfield. The plane was heard to come down in a power dive at a speed estimated at 600 mph, it did not pull out of it in time. The pilot was killed.

    Monday, 14th June 1943 D1381
    A Hurricane crashed at 12.25 on Milfield Hill Farm, Northumberland, it crashed almost on take-off. The pilot, seriously injured, was taken to the airfield hospital, were he died later that day. The aircraft was damaged.

    Source:
    http://www.bpears.org.uk/NE-Diary/Inc/ISeq_34.html

    Another sources give the ID of both aircraft, both of 59 OTU:
    13/06/1943 Typhoon I R7580 59OTU Spun into ground 1/2 mile East of RAF Milfield
    14/06/1943 Hurricane X AF956 59OTU Crashed on take-off from RAF Milfield, crashing 1/2 mile North-West of the airfield

    Source:
    http://www.nelsam.org.uk/NEAR/Losses/Losses-WWII1943.htm

    I would like to have the name of these pilots.

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent
    Last edited by Laurent Rizzotti; 21st May 2012 at 09:45.

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    Sorry, you can ignore this thread, I found the reply myself in a 59 OTU loss list...

    13.06.43 Sgt Jones Typhoon R7580 K.i.f.a.
    14.06.43 Sgt Kemp Hurricane AF956 Killed, engine failure after take off.

    Source:
    http://www.milfield.org.uk/post-war.htm

    The first is Sgt Aleck Vincent Jones: http://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/2809931/JONES,%20ALECK%20VINCENT

    The second is Sgt Myrddin Spencer Kemp: http://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/2717841/KEMP,%20MYRDDIN%20SPENCER

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    Default Sgt AV Jones Typhoon R7580

    Laurent,

    On Wednesday 14th March 2012, I located the exact site of R7580 on Kimmerstone Farm

    Also Huricane AF956, Milfield Hill farm is 1/2mile North-west of the former RAF Milfield,
    according to the police report on 13th June 1943, 'Hurricane No. AF956 crashed at Milfield Hill Farm, having appeared to fail to gain height on take off. The pilot No. 591729 Sgt Mynddin Spencer Kemp, 21yrs, died later in the day of hid injuries.

    regards

    Chris

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