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    Default Sgt. (Pilot) J D. Gwynne RAFVR

    Trying to help a lady out with details relating to the loss of this airman. Any help appreciated.

    Many thanks
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    Peter.

    Name: GWYNNE, JOHN DRAPER
    Initials: J D
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (Pilot)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 16/08/1940
    Service No: 742137
    Additional information: Son of David and Evelyn Gwynne, of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Cemetery: WEST QUANTOXHEAD (ST. ETHELDREDA) CHURCHYARD

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    John Gwynne died with his gunner William Campbell Munro when their Defiant aircraft crashed at Kilve Beach.

    http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/ENG-SOMERSET/2007-11/1194184223

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    Date: 16-AUG-1940
    Type: Boulton Paul Defiant Mk.I
    Operator: RAF 5 OTU
    Registration: L7010
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 2
    Airplane damage: w/o
    Location: 1 mile off Watchet, Somerset - United Kingdom
    Narrative: Stalled & spun into sea, while on gunnery practice.

    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=1454

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    Many thanks Amrit,

    I have passed on your reply to the lady in question giving due credit.

    Can anyone add more?

    regards
    Peter.

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