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    Default 1602559 Sgt N. F. Aird Whyte 14.11.1943

    Hi all, I am looking for details of death of this airmen after who the Aird Whyte Challenge Trophy was named.

    TIA

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Hi Pavel,
    Sgt Nairne Fincastle Aird Whyte, died 4 November 1943. I can’t find him as missing in the Flightglobal.

    That day was lost a Catalina – no unit, no serial: http://www.universitystory.gla.ac.uk/biography/?id=WH0290&type=P
    A.A.S. Bowman KIA: http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1944/1944%20-%200209.html

    Nothing more…
    Regards
    Mojmir

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    Hello,

    4-11-1943
    No.302 FTU
    Catalina GR.IIA VA728*

    Crashed on landing, Oban.

    Possibles for crew(Alpha):

    1575043 Sgt Graham Wilson ALLEN RAFVR +
    130551 F/O Alastair Allan Stewart BOWMAN RAFVR +
    1222585 F/Sgt Ronald FRITH RAFVR +
    1176807 Sgt Alfred Donald MACKAY RAFVR +
    615502 Sgt Frank Ronald MIDDLETON RAF +
    1602559 Sgt Nairn Fincastle Aird WHYTE RAFVR +

    * Bit of pre-history, here:

    http://www.ody.ca/~bwalker/RCAF_9701_9750_detailed.html (See: [RCAF] 9728).

    Corrections/Additions welcomed.

    COASTAL COMMAND. November, 1943.
    Analysis of Flying Accidents Not Attributable to Enemy Action.

    No.302 F.T.U.
    1 accident in 93 hours. Rate 107.

    One overshoot with fatal results to six members of the crew.

    See: NAA: A11271, 139/2/P1 PART 1. (p.163 of 437).

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 28th October 2012 at 01:11.

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    As always many thanks Colin!

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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