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    Hi All

    The above was killed on 5 Aug 1944 probably at Charterhall, does anyone have details of his loss?

    All the best

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    He is mentioned on some wonderful family trees on Ancestry.com and one has the following explanation:

    On the 5th of August 1944 Flying Officer Scott was on a training flight in Bristol Beaufighter V8739. He was on a landing approach to R.A.F. Charterhall when his starboard engine failed and the Beaufighter spun into the ground killing him.

    Flying Officer John Naylor (aged 22) was the navigator and was killed in the same crash

    They have wonderful photos of him also including one in front of a bomb marked Lancaster?
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    Malcolm,

    Concurring with Dennis's account,

    The Charter Hall Story by J B Thompson (1989) records the loss;
    5th Aug 1944 Beaufighter Mk VIf V8739, F/O Scott - Fatal - Destroyed - Starboard engine failure at Charter hall. Spun in from 800ft.

    regards

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 2nd June 2013 at 20:20. Reason: typo

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    Dennis,
    As it happens, i am at the moment, in contact with a relative of J.O. Scott, and he tells me that there is a "friendly" family dispute going on, as to whether or not the photo with the Lancaster, of which he sent me a copy of, is actually John .O. Scott's brother, James .R. Scott, who flew in Lancs with 50sqdn (28 ops), and 630sqdn (11 ops) and survived the war.
    Last edited by AlanW; 2nd June 2013 at 19:35.

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    It would make sense, they need to fork out a few bob for service records me thinks!!
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    Many thanks Dennis and Chris

    Malcolm

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