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    Default 295 Squadron Airman 28-4-1944

    Looking for details of how F/O (Pilot) Philip James CRANK - 149538 died on 28-4-1944, registered at Newbury, Berks.
    He is shown as KOAS and was serving with 295 squadron, which I believe was based as Harwell flying Albemarle.
    There are 9 other casualties from the squadron on that date, perhaps a collision between two aircraft.

    Richard Bertram IDIENS - RCAF - J/28462
    Walter James Thomas CROSSMAN - 1353312
    Edward Terence DONOVAN - 1056676
    William Glyn EVANS - 121425
    Robert Malcolm LANE - 1317313
    Edward George Arthur MARNHAM - 1386722
    Horace John MORRIS - 47081
    Norman Henry POWELL - 1396963
    Albert George ROWLAND - 657624

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    Martyn

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    Hi Martyn

    He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle V, V1770 of No 295 Sqn, which collided with V1613 of the same unit during a container dropping and night map reading exercise.

    Richard Bertram IDIENS - RCAF - V1770
    Walter James Thomas CROSSMAN - V1770
    Edward Terence DONOVAN - V1770
    William Glyn EVANS - V1613
    Robert Malcolm LANE - V1613
    Edward George Arthur MARNHAM - V1613
    Horace John MORRIS - V1613
    Norman Henry POWELL - V1613
    Albert George ROWLAND - V1770

    Cummings - Though without Anger

    Malcolm

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    Idiens certainly died in a plane crash. See the memorial plaque on this page:

    http://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/collec...detail/2667181

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    Simon

    Edit: beaten to it by Malcolm...
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 1st December 2013 at 16:29.

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    Quick work guys, much appreciated.

    Martyn

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