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    Default Rcaf j/22912 - f/o g.a. Wallace - 28-9-1943

    Allison mentions in his TSGNO on page 791 that F/O (Nav) George A. WALLACE - RCAF J/22912 (from Hamilton, Ontario) was assigned to 81 OTU and killed in a mid-air crash of Whitley (DB404 = incorrect, this serial was allotted to British Purchasing Commission, Washington, and not used = BD404 no alt.) with a Beaufighter and crashed High Ercall, Shropshire.
    Can't find neither a Whitley nor Beaufighter loss for this day; also his name not listed in Chorley's Vol.9 (Nominal Roll - Bomber Command).
    F/O Wallace lies buried in the Blacon Cem., Chester, Cheshire.
    Who may help me out with this problem ?
    Regards and thanks,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    No.81 OTU ORB says:

    One Whitley was struck by "attacking" Beaufighter. Five members of the crew baled out. The pupil navigator struck a tree and was killed. A successful single engine landing was made at High Ercall.

    Whitley EB404 made a single engine landing with 2 crew. So 7 onboard.

    A pencil note in the margin of No.81 OTU ORB says Beaufighter V8449 of No.406 Sqn, Valley. It's signed AHB5 and dated 1968.

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    We finally got him, thanks Ross. Allison's serial DB404 was pretty close to EB404 but difficult if not a loss.
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    Henk.

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