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    Hello,

    10-1-1950
    MBFE ?
    Spitfire XVIII SM978

    Crashed on landing, Tengah, Malaya.

    F/L S. DEVANUDI +

    Memorial at Terendak Military Cemetery, Malacca.

    Ref for DEVANUDI:

    http://mhg.mymalaya.com/off_died.htm

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 22nd May 2012 at 10:27. Reason: Deletion of incorrect Air Force.

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    Hall here:

    http://www.veterans-uk.info/afm2/roll-of-honour.php?SerialNo=R1040

    So we have 2 deaths in 2 days don;t suppose anyone has 60 Sqn ORB for period?

    PS. Col - thanks for SM978 details

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    From Colin C again:

    10 Jan 50, SM978, Spitfire FR18, Stn Flt, RAF Tengah
    The pilot was killed when control was lost during the landing and the aircraft crashed.
    Flight Lieutenant Sin Devahudi, Royal Sinhalese Air Force.

    Errol

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    There was also a Seafire cash on 24th Jan


    24 Jan 1950
    Seafire crash HMS Triumph - Pilot killed

    Triumph, aircraft carrier, Malaya campaign

    HEARD, William J, Lieutenant, died

    I believe this to be VP438


    Air Britain Aeromilitaria has
    Spitfire TP319, 60 Sqn, Dived into ground 1m NW of Malacca, 20.1.50 but no incident on 22.1.50

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    From an old list I had

    KUALA LUMPUR (CHERAS ROAD) CIVIL CEMETERY

    Non World War Dead

    HALL, Airman, R H, 579427. Royal Air Force. 22nd January 1950. Age 23. Row 31 Grave 966.

    JANICKI, Pilot II, J, 784848. Royal Air Force. 20th January 1950. Age 30. Row 31 Grave 967.

    So it lloks like 2 separate incidents 2 days apart

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    Hi all,

    as for 127089 Flying Officer Bohumil Vladimir Sigmund (Czech) - as mentioned above - he was for sure navigator, former war member of 311 SQ reaching F/Lt rank in 1945.
    I have no details abut his second enlistment, only that he was on attached to 617 Sq on 29.2.52 and crashed aboard Canberra WD984 in snowstorm on GCA approach to Binbrook on 27.3.52. According to the witnesses Sgt Ford (Pilot) was to long and the aircraft was last seen leaving the airfield in the snowing. Later two civilians saw it as doing steep turn in low height. Left wing tip struck ground and the aircraft disintegrated. All aboard got killed.

    BR

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    It looks I have opened a can of worms! Even more interestingly, the aircraft listed as lost with Janicki, is also listed as transferred to Indian Air Force. An error perhaps?
    I have a few more deaths, I am verifying them, and only then I will follow up.

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    Hi
    Pilot Bieniek crash date is correct. He was practicing for a Battle of Britain memorial display when he crashed.

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