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    Do's anyone know if grumman torpedo bombers were ever based at RAF CRAIL in scotland during the war years,

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    Avengers (Tarpons) used extensively for training.


    However it never was Royal Air Force Crail from 1938 it was Royal Naval Air Station Crail or HMS Jackdaw and later HMS Bruce.


    Sometimes a Shore Establishment but always a ship in naval terms.


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    Sorry i meant HMS Jackdaw,, the reason i ask is, my wife's uncle was the pilot in this link http://aircrewremembered.com/danby-geoffrey.html
    I was reading this web site and wondered if the wreckage found could have been his aircraft http://www.divebunker.co.uk/grumman.html
    The circumstances of the accident are the same and their are similarities in the date, i have emailed the web site asking if they are certain about the make and model of the aircraft and the co-ordinates.
    being a keen scuba diver i would love to dive the aircraft and take pictures to show relatives,

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    Trying to stretch the facts to make fit in my opinion as year and type is wrong


    This is the1943 RNLI Record of Service for the crash that killed your relative


    DECEMBER 18 - ANSTRUTHER, FIFESHIRE.
    A Chesapeake R.N.A.S. aeroplane had crashed. The life-boat searched in the darkness, but found nothing. Next morning two bodies were found on the beach.- Rewards, 24 1s. 6d.


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    This is the detail on the Burntisland Avenger


    http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site...forth+estuary/




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