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    Default P/O Peter Munro SUTHERLAND 153421

    Hello everyone

    Can anyone give any details about the crash that led to the loss of this pilot?

    Pilot Officer (Pilot) Peter Munro Sutherland, 153421, died of wounds or injuries received on active service on 31st July 1944 aged 19 as a result of a plane crash in Scotland. The only bit of info I have is that the crash was at the end of July, but no exact date or location.

    Many thanks.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Hi Simon,
    I don't have Sutherland on my list for Scotland but he may have been on either of these aircraft which I have no names for.....
    Oxford LX267 14PAFU crashed 29/4/44
    Master T7861 55OTU crashed 30/4/44

    Alan.

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    Simon

    According to the Scottish Statutory Records, P/O Sutherland died in Kingseat Naval Hospital at 4.55 a.m. on 31/7/1944from injuries he had received 2 days previously. His death was registered in New Machar, Aberdeen so although there is no record of the crash site (as he died in hospital), it would appear that his aircraft must have crashed in or around the Aberdeenshire or Kincardineshire area.

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    I've nothing from any of the ORBs for units in that area. I'd suggest that you can forget about Kincardineshire as Kingseat is north of Dyce, it's fairly close to the airfield so you could be looking at a Dyce related crash.
    Alan Clark

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    That narrows the field as Oxford LX269 of 14PAFU crashed at Bucksburn, Aberdeenshire while descending in cloud on a night navex 29/07/1944. Bucksburn is only a few miles from Dyce and in line with the approach to the main runway.
    I also have LX267 being written off with 14PAFU on the same day.
    Most likely is LX269.
    Last edited by AL90; 15th July 2012 at 09:41.

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    Many thanks indeed Alan, Douglas and (other) Alan for the information, it's very much appreciated.

    Regards

    Simon

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