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    Default LAC Hubert Cecil Cromack (RAFVR 1125850) + deceased 12th October 1942

    Good night to all!
    I am trying to find out the causes of this loss, which is recorded on CANADA, since Leading Aircraftman Hubert Cecil Cromack (RAFVR 1125850) was buried in Calgary.
    I do guess he may have been a student at one of the SFTS or EFTS there...any news about the airplane he was flying, the Training School he was attending; any details of his dismise are welcomed.
    I have tried to find on the Forum's former threads but had no joy...
    Sincerely yours,
    Adriano S. Baumgartner

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    Hello,

    rafweb.org has LAC Cromack (30) killed in a mid-air collision while at No.37 SFTS. He was flying (in) Harvard Mark II AJ854. The accident occurred near Airdrie, Alberta.

    The other aircraft was Harvard Mk II AJ898 and both men in this plane died too.
    Last edited by angelsonefive; 29th October 2013 at 20:07.

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    Angels 15,

    I do have NO WORDS to express my gratitude! You gave me a full compass..not simply a North to follow!
    Really appreciated! Like I said to Col.Bruggy, if you ever do come to those South Lands of Brazil, do advise me...I owe you a beer!
    One of those airmen was Brazilian...since my interest.
    I again, do thank you immensely!
    Adriano S. Baumgartner

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    it was on a previous thread on the old forum, found from google search

    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/11010.php
    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/D...ID6/11010.html

    The google spiders have not found the first link yet, the old on is indexed though
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    The result of further checking :

    The Canadian Harvard Aircraft Assoc. website puts F/O Anthony Irving Phelps in AJ854 and not in AJ898. This makes sense to me as, in my opinion, LAC Cromack was a little old at 30 to be a trainee pilot and flying solo.

    Flt-Lt Robert Julius Warner ( middle name confirmed by CWGC ) was flying alone in AJ898.

    Adriano, thank you for your kind words. What is the name of your Brazilian airman ?

    Ray.
    Last edited by angelsonefive; 30th October 2013 at 20:49.

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