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    Default F/O Charles William Haythornthwaite (50111)

    Can anyone shed some light on this chap please,

    F/O Charles William Haythornthwaite (50111)

    CWGC has him as formerly Lieutenant, Royal Artillery.
    Silcoates School ROH website has:-
    He served as Flying Officer (Pilot), 50111, Royal Airforce, attached to the Royal Artillery. Charles died aged 24 in England as the result of a flying accident, on 17 August 1944 aged 24.
    LG has his promotions as temporary on being employed with the RAF, am I right to assume he had suspended, (if that's the correct word) his duties as a Lieutenant in the RA and was "working" solely for the RAF.

    He is the relative of a friend who said that family legend says he "was flying back to Samlesbury" when he crashed, which could mean he was involved with Halifax production or maybe an emergency landing from somewhere else?
    Any help appreciated
    Pete

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    The link below has him as being killed over on a training flight over Chaigley, near Longridge Fell Lancashire.
    Previously served in Norway and France before transferring to the RAF
    http://www.cottontown.org/page.cfm?pageid=3252&language=eng

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    Thanks for that, it's only about 10 miles from Samlesbury too, so the "flying back" looks a strong possibility.

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    Check out:

    Mustang AG443 of 41OTU in ABS

    (Only loss I could trace in Lancashire on this date, it seems to fit the circumstances)

    dg

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    I have from AB

    AG443 613/170/430/414/41 OTU Flew into hill in bad weather, Clitheroe, Lancs. 17.8.44


    he is one of the "unaccounted" in the list of the late Henk Wetling with the note 'Sam' which may have been a nick name

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    Thanks dg and Paul,
    I searched the site for Haythornthwaite before I posted but no returns came up, did Henk get the info he was after ?

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    Henk did not get upto 1944 so it was on his to do list

    However, FreeBMD says death registered in Clitheroe so looks like it could have been the Mustang

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    Haythornthwaite was killed in Mustang AG443, I've got copies of quite a bit of paperwork for it.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Paul,
    Clitheroe is the nearest borough to that area so I would assume that the death would be registered there. The only other places would be Preston or Blackburn.


    Alan, Ive sent you an email.

    Pete

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