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    Hi Forumites
    Can anybody identify the crew involved in a Mosquito crash on the 25th October 1945. The aircraft concerned was DZ579/G. Some sources name the crew as S/L Jaques and F/L Savin, others name the crew as Jaques and F/L Saville. Any ideas??
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    http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co...try.php?id=166

    You can search the CWGC website now by particular date to check names and the names could then be cross checked on Scotlandspeople.gov.uk

    The CWGC results will give you proper ranks etc
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...QUES,%20ARTHUR
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...%20ERIC%20JOHN

    And the Form 1180 will be the simplest original document to get access to via Hendon. This will confirm Jacques being on the aircraft. Both their deaths will be registered in the one place in Scotland.

    Old hits on the forum:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/07181.php
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    Dennis Burke
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    That's brilliant. I thought Savill was the other crew member. Thank-you very much, Dennis.
    Andy

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    Note that they are both also buried in the same Scottish graveyard. Big clues there from CWGC site.
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    Hi,
    Can confirm, Sqn. Ldr. A Jacques(Pilot) and F/Lt. E.J Savill (Nav) on Mosquito DZ579 (I think the G signified that the aircraft should always have a gaurd). Lost tail and wing after being hit by the splash on a highball trial, Machrie bay, Islay. Both crew are buried in Kilarrow Cemetery, Islay. I do remember seeing footage of the crash which Ithink the IWM has.

    Alan.

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    I took these photos of their graves while on Islay, I might even have a second set from another visit.



    Alan Clark

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    Link to the IWM footage of the crash.
    http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/it...ect/1060017840

    Alan.

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