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    I would appreciate any details on the crash of Halifax LW693 on 26 Mar 1944

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    Hello ,

    According to Bomber Command losses 1944 by Chorley page 141 :
    LW693 took off from Tholthorpe at 1630 hrs on a training mission. Control lost at 10,000 feet , possibly due to loss of flying speed and abandoned 2100 from arounf 5000 feet crashing at Bidford-upon-Avon , 6 miles WSW of Stratford --upon-Avon. Those who died are buried in various UK cemeteries with both RCAF being taken to Bath cemetery where , it is noted Sgt Hall was an American from Pleasantville NY.
    Sergeant W A Cameron injured
    Sergeant G H Evans killed
    Sergeant G B Hall RCAF Killed Bath {Haycombe} Cem
    Sergeant H Newton killed Bath {Haycombe} Cem
    Pilot Officer G A Pelter RCAF
    Sergeant R S Porter Killed Bath {Haycombe} Cem
    Corporal D C S Reid RCAF
    Sergeant F N Simpson Killed

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    Alain,

    Please accept my correction to the place of the crash. It should read 'Bradford on Avon' which is near Bath. The deaths are registered at Trowbridge in Wiltshire.

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    Thanks Alain, much appreciated

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    Thanks Dave, just the answer I wanted, with crewmembers buried in Bath I thought Bidford was a misprint.

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    Pilot Officer G A Pelter RCAF was not onboard the flight of Halifax Mark III LW693 that crashed at Bradford on Avon March 26, 1944.
    However the Pilot Officer on board was Don Grover RCAF and is buried at Bath Haycombe Cemetery

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