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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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