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    Default Beaufighter R2257, 7 July 1942

    Hello,

    On 7 July 1942 the Beauifghter R2257 flew into ground during practice-attack.

    I'm searching the following:
    _ crash location
    _ crew names and fate
    _ unit of the Beaufighter and crew
    _ beaufighter subtype.

    Thanks in advance

    Laurent

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    Hi Laurent

    I have the following awaiting confirmation

    Beaufighter IF, R2257 of No 29 Sqn, which dived into the ground on Leysdown ranges in Kent, crew: -

    Plt Off WALFORD, REGINALD NEVILLE (81543) RAFVR - Pilot
    Sgt WHITMEE, EUSTACE HARRY (1323469) RAFVR

    Malcolm

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    Hi Laurent,

    From the F1180

    _ crash location

    Leysdown Ranges, Kent

    _ crew names and fate

    2 killed
    Pilot P/O R N Walford
    Nav Sgt E H Whitmee

    _ unit of the Beaufighter and crew

    No.29 Sqn

    _ beaufighter subtype.

    Beaufighter I

    The summary on the back of the card comments on how little experience the pilot had from his previous posting at OTU. It even remarks that he had never fired machine gun cannon in the air!

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    Ross
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    Thanks to both of you, two precise and complete answers as always.

    Best regards

    Laurent

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