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    Default F/O Adrian Charles Edward Lance DFC

    Hello,

    Do you know the circonstance of the death of F/O Adrian Charles Edward Lance DFC 149692 ??

    He is buried at High Wycombe I believe ...

    Thank you to help !

    Alain.

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    I'm away from home at the moment so can't cross reference against any books.

    His death was registered in the Hartismere district of Suffolk, the same page of the death register has four other air force casualties, Norman Liddle, Frederick E W Mayhew, Hubert Moran and Hermanus A Whitcher, one page up has Frederick J Luxford, John J White and Donald W Smith.
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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    BCL Vol 7 has him in Wellington X MF314 of 29 OTU, which crashed near Mendham, 11 miles SW of Beccles, Suffolk on May 17th 1944. Left Bruntingthorpe at 11.25 for a navigational exercise, and dived out of cloud base and crashed at 12.15. All 8 crew killed, pilot was I believe Lance, with two pupil pilots and a crew undergoing training.

    Crew (in alphabetical order):

    F/O A C E Lance DFC
    F/O N Liddle
    Sgt F J Luxford
    P/O F E W Mayhew
    F/O H Moran
    Sgt D W Smith
    2/Lt H A Whitcher SAAF
    F/O J J White

    Regards

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    Thank you very much !!
    Lance was in fact a Navigator, his tour of ops with 619 Squadron ended two month earlier ...his pilot is still with us .

    Alain.

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    Thanks Alain - I guess he was the nav instructor!

    Simon

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