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    Default Anyone here have a prewar 50 Sqn ORB? before I download it from National Archives

    I am trying to get the details from the Collision between two Hinds K6748 and K6746 on August 17, 1937 as I have a new parachute incident: Aircraftman 2 Crawford in possibly K6748 - date could be August 16...

    Rest of crews: Pilot Officer Robert James Cosgrove, Sergt. James Windsor #580294 and- Aircraftman
    L. L. Norris


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    Paul

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    I'll have a look...

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    16th August 37,
    As recorded in ORB,...Whilst flying in Box formation near Woodhall Spa, in a formation of 5 aircraft. Two of the aircraft, Hind K6748, piloted by P/O R.J. Cosgrove, and Hind K6746, piloted by Sgt J. Windsor, collided in mid-air. Both aircraft crashed, Ac2 J. Crawford "passenger" descended to safety by parachute from K6748. Neither of the pilots, or the passenger in K6746, were hurt.
    Regards...Alan.

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    Alan

    Thanks - I don't suppose the service number of J Crawford is quoted s it ?? thanks Paul

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    .......526880

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    Alan Thanks that makes it


    K6748
    Pilot Officer Robert James Cosgrove #39456 (from Australia, killed 14/04/1940 as Flt/Lt with 50 Sqn)
    AC2 John Crawford #526880 parachuted

    K6746
    Sergt. James Windsor #580294 (killed 17/04/1940 with 144 Sqn)
    Aircraftman Leonard Leslie Norris #526259

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    Did Alan not say that neither of the pilots or passenger were injured.

    But in your listing you have them as killed?

    Which is the real story.

    Sorry edited post as I now noticed that this was years later. Although I did noticed that the 2 pilots died within 3 days of each other.
    Last edited by Scott McIntosh; 23rd September 2013 at 20:01.
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