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    131547 Sqdn/Ldr J.B. Sayers Pilot RAFVR AFC MID was killed in the Lincolnshire area on the 25th February 1945 and is buried at Sedgefield. I am looking for cause of his death and a summary of his career would be interesting as he was probably a Sergeant 748616 at 27 O.T.U. Lichfield in August 1941.
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    Hi Chris,

    See: BCL8/161

    and...

    http://www.awm.gov.au/catalogue/research_centre/pdf/rc09125z023_1.pdf

    See: p.215 of 508.

    Col.
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    Searching through google for 748616 Sayers brings up his commissioning in the LG, so yes he was the same person.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Many thanks Col and Al for your input on this thread. According to Chorley Sayers had 1224 hours solo but none on Lancasters which makes me wonder what he had been flying during the war and can only think of Wellingtons in the ME arena. He was awarded an AFC at 27 O.T.U Lichfield between September 1943 and January 1944 obviously acting an Instructor during this period.
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    Hi Chris,

    For info he was MiD twice, 1/1/43 as a F/Sgt, 14/6/45 as an Acting Sqn Ldr. From 'Honour those mentioned'

    Jim

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    Hi Jim

    Many thanks for info on Sayers and telling me about this book by Maton which I did not know about.

    Chris

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