Managed to get most of this from

Friday 02 February 1940 , Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald

This is Ralph Norman Roy WHERRETT #742504 later #122997 killed a P/O on 06/01/1943 with 500 Sqn on Hudson V, AM623

Hopefully it might be able to match a Unknown Pilot to a Known Incident - or Visa versa

No date by I would suspect Jan 1940


FUSELAGE FIRE AT 15,000 FEET
Young Matlock Airman's Dive To Safelv
An amazing feat by a young Matlock airman. Mr Roy Wherrett. son of Mr Ralph Wherrett. Baker
and confectioner, of Church Street Matlock, is revealed in a letter which has sent to his parents. It seems that Mr Wherrett was flying solo height of some 15.000 feet when he smelt something burning and although did not take much notice of it at first, was horrified when he turned round later to see a cloud of smoke coming from the machine, and discovered that part of the fuselage was on fire. His first thought, he says in his letter, was for his parachute, but decided that he had better try to put out the fire grabbed the extinguisher and sprayed on to the blaze. When he had emptied the extinguisher, he decided land quickly .....

Paul