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    Hello!

    Do you have any informations on the death of Kent Stevenson, BBC war correspondent who seems to have been killed in a Lancaster on 22/6/1944.
    In what Squadron and crew he was when he died ?
    Thank you for your help .

    Alain

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    Picture of his grave and details of death - was Lancaster LL900 of 49 Squadron

    http://www.bomberhistory.co.uk/49squadron/Roll%20of%20honour/Roll_S/Stevenson_K.html

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    Hi Alain
    He was shot down by a nighfighter whilst outbound,and crashed in the area Julich-Mersch.He was flying with W/C M Crocker in Lancaster I, LL900, EA-T 49 Sqn, on an op to Wesseling. It was one of 6 losses suffered by 49 Sqn that night. All on board were KIA and are buried at Rheinberg.Source - Chorley BCL Vol 5
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    Crew and passenger first buried at Jülich-Welldorf.

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    Kent Stevenson born Winnipeg, joined CBC. Came to England 1935, joined BBC 1941 (Worlds Press 6/7/1944)

    Spiritualist and member of the Harcourt Street circle, Marylebone. Claims that he died six months later when 'he was within reach of the First Army, when firing broke out again. He ran in the wrong direction meeting his earthly end by a sniper's bullet.' (Psychic News 29/12/1945)

    Both cuttings provided BBC Information & Archives in 1996.

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Larder View Post
    Kent Stevenson born Winnipeg, joined CBC. Came to England 1935, joined BBC 1941 (Worlds Press 6/7/1944)

    Spiritualist and member of the Harcourt Street circle, Marylebone. Claims that he died six months later when 'he was within reach of the First Army, when firing broke out again. He ran in the wrong direction meeting his earthly end by a sniper's bullet.' (Psychic News 29/12/1945)

    Both cuttings provided BBC Information & Archives in 1996.

    ... which doesn't tie in with the details above that all on board were killed when the a/c was shot down!

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    I just quoted the information for interest. I don't think Pyschic News is quite in the same league as Chorley or John Ward's 'Beware of the Dog'. If you read the whole article the story gets even balmier.

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