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    Default P/O David Michael AGNEW, 33484, KIA 18/11/40?

    Hello everyone

    Can anyone shed any light on the above casualty. He's listed as 'Killed in Action' in Flight Magazine (Dec 19th, 1940, page 532), and is buried at Hooton (St Paul) Churchyard, Cheshire. His death was registered at Hawarden District in December 1940.

    CWGC has him with 13 Sqn. Could this be 13 O.T.U.?

    Many thanks

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    18.11.40 Lysander III T1454 13 Sqn 1,5 m SW of Hawarden Dived Into Ground

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    Many thanks indeed for that Paul, your help is much appreciated.

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    Default PO David Michael Agnew 33484 cause of death 18/11/1940

    Looking for any information please on the death of Pilot Officer David Michael Agnew 33484 RAF.
    He was with 13 Squadron at Hooton Park in Cheshire when he died on 18 November 1940 and his death was registered at Hawarden in Flintshire (west of Chester)
    I understand that the squadron were still flying Lysanders at the time.

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    Ken

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    Hi Ken,

    According to the ORB:
    P/O D. M. Agnew (33484) and LAC D. F Giles W/Op killed in accident 1 1/2 miles NE of Hawarden.

    So hopefully someone would be able to add the serial.

    Pavel
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    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Ken,
    David Michael Agnew
    b. 1920. Bap St Andrews CoS Church, Bangalore (GE 12.979318 77.604198).
    23 Dec 1939. The undermentioned [Cranwell] ex-Flight Cadets are granted permanent commissions as Pilot Officers on probation: — David Michael AGNEW (33484).
    d. 18 Nov 1940 Reg Hawarden 11b 718.
    He was probably killed whilst flying Lysander III, T1454 of No 13 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Hawarden. He is buried in Hooton (St Paul) Churchyard (RAFWEB – thanks). There was probably a CoI? Try also the Police Reports and/or the Coroner’s Inquest for any recorded details.
    The wind at Hooton Park on the morning of 18 Nov 40 looks as if it were a light NW-ly (there was a deep low centred almost over Chester!). If he took-off from Hooton Park on r/w 33 then he would turn almost a 180 to head S. The possible Impact Point (1.5 miles NE of Hawarden) is at GE 53.193854 -2.952086, or 6.62nm from Hooton. This about 3 mins flying time from Hooton, and possibly at about 1500ft. This track would have put him just across the E corner of Hawarden airfield. If so, then it seems unlikely that he would have failed to contact Hawarden ATC? There might be something in the Hawarden ORB?
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    The google search function at the top of the forum is very useful also

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...4-KIA-18-11-40

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    Thank you everyone for your replies and especially to Peter as I've been trying to pin down his birthplace for some time.
    Good to hear from you Pavel - and I really did try to find my man via the search "thingy", honest.

    Cheers
    Ken

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    All i would also like to socialize the RAFCommands Databses.. eg.. if you use the CWGC Search box with just the "Name" field.... for eg.. inputting Agnew would take you to http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...me=agnew&qnum= and from there it can take you to the following two links

    The Aircraft Page http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=T1454 or The Casualty Page http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=51330

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