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    Default Sergeant Victor Wilson R.A.F. killed 1/12/43

    Sergeant Victor Wilson was killed during a training accident in Scotland on 1/12/43. I would be greatful if someone could tell me what kind of aircraft he was operating at the time.
    Researching my father's time with 50 Squadron, 97 Squadron, Dulug Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag 357 and Stalag Luft III.

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    AS Oxford X7281 of No.2 Flying Instructor's School, Montrose, the 'Oxford Consul & Envoy File' (AB) gives the location as Hill of Morphie, Broomhall, 1.5m W of St Cyrus.

    It was entered into the ORB as the 2nd December, this date is also recorded by Air Britain.

    December 2nd 1943, “Sgt J.B. Hebditch and Sgt V.G. Wilson killed in flying accident to Oxford aircraft X7281.”

    December 2nd 1943, “Notified by Watch Officer that crash was located at Broomhill about 1 ½ miles west of St Cyrus. Two dead airmen pilots discovered under wreckage of Oxford – later identified as 1473147 Sgt V.G. Wilson and 1578071 Sgt J.B. Hebditch. Death in each case was instantaneous. Fracture bases of skulls and multiple injuries.”
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    Many thanks, much appreciated. Was Wilson an instructor or a student pilot?
    Researching my father's time with 50 Squadron, 97 Squadron, Dulug Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag 357 and Stalag Luft III.

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    No idea, normally the first name was the instructor but it doesn't help that the Medical Officer recorded them the other way around. The 1180 would probably say which one was the instructor.

    Looking at the service numbers they both entered around the same time, Wilson through Cardington after April 1941 and Hebditch through Birmingham after June 1941.
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    Thanks again for your efforts Al.
    Researching my father's time with 50 Squadron, 97 Squadron, Dulug Luft, Stalag Luft VI, Stalag 357 and Stalag Luft III.

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