In the SACRAMENTO (EAST LAWN) CEMETERY in California there are Commonwealth War Graves for
four Pilot Officers killed on 5 February 1943
HODGE, FRED Pilot Officer 135701; LATOUR-EPPY, JOHN RICHARD Pilot Officer 135693; MORIARTY, JOHN HICKSON GORDON Pilot Officer 135694; and PATERSON, JAMES ALEXANDER Pilot Officer 135695
I've been told that they were killed as the result of a mid-air collision when they were test flying two American aircraft.
Is this the case? Is the sequence of service numbers significant? Any info. please.