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    Hello, I am looking for information about an aerial accident.
    June 16, 1942, a bomber crashed near Retford (GB).
    I would like to know what a unit (OTU probably) owned this product and which model was it? and what happened to the crew?

    thank you

    Michel

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    RAF Org Casualties-1942 shows Stirling Mark I N6088 crashing in flames near Retford while on a cross-country exercise on 16/6/42.
    The unit was 1651 Heavy Conversion Unit and the Stirling's squadron code was LS-X.
    Eight airman are listed as being killed in this accident.

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    Last edited by angelsonefive; 9th November 2012 at 17:48. Reason: Added date

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    Michel,

    From my 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Volume Two: Fates 1915-1942)':

    Tue 16 Jun 1942
    Bomber Command
    Cross country training
    1651 Heavy conversion Unit, RAF (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire - 3 Group)
    Stirling I N6088 - seen at about 1608 in a right hand spiral dive with the port wing on fire. The outer port mainplane broke away, causing N6088 to crash onto the Great North Road, 2 miles north of East Retford and 9 miles south of Finningley, Nottinghamshire. All eight crew died, most of whom, including the captain, are buried at Finningley.
    Captain: NZ411491 Plt Off Milan Roy SCANSIE, RNZAF - Age 24. 306hrs (111 solo - 5 on Stirling)

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    The other crew members were:
    Sgt E W Morris
    F/S J B Tomlinson
    Sgt D B Robinson
    Sgt J T Smith
    Sgt R P Broadbridge
    F/S H L Johnson RCAF
    Sgt R G Le Blanc

    Errol

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    Great ! an heavy thank you for you both. I was looking for any informations about this subject, without any success anyway before.
    Thank you again.
    M.LT


    Quote Originally Posted by Errol Martyn View Post
    Michel,

    From my 'For Your Tomorrow - A record of New Zealanders who have died while serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services since 1915 (Volume Two: Fates 1915-1942)':

    Tue 16 Jun 1942
    Bomber Command
    Cross country training
    1651 Heavy conversion Unit, RAF (Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire - 3 Group)
    Stirling I N6088 - seen at about 1608 in a right hand spiral dive with the port wing on fire. The outer port mainplane broke away, causing N6088 to crash onto the Great North Road, 2 miles north of East Retford and 9 miles south of Finningley, Nottinghamshire. All eight crew died, most of whom, including the captain, are buried at Finningley.
    Captain: NZ411491 Plt Off Milan Roy SCANSIE, RNZAF - Age 24. 306hrs (111 solo - 5 on Stirling)

    ----------------------------------------

    The other crew members were:
    Sgt E W Morris
    F/S J B Tomlinson
    Sgt D B Robinson
    Sgt J T Smith
    Sgt R P Broadbridge
    F/S H L Johnson RCAF
    Sgt R G Le Blanc

    Errol

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