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    Default Mosquito RK991 85 Sq crashed 20-Mar-1951

    Hi everyone.
    on the site:
    http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH9...odn%20list.txt
    is recorded:
    Mosquito NF36 RK991 85 Sqn RAF Spun Into sea at night 48 miles of East Harwich Essex March 20, 1951. Crew survived?
    Can anyone help determine the names of the crew Mosquito RK991?
    Thank you in advance.
    Kind Regards
    Pavel

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    Both fatal. The pilot from exposure and exhaustion and the navigator drowned. They were: Fg Off Ian John Duncan MACKENZIE and Flt Lt John Stewart CHRISTIE DFC

    Colin Cummings

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    Hi Colin
    Thank you very much for the great information.

    http://www.veterans-uk.info/afm2/rol...SerialNo=R1594
    Navigator Surname
    CHRISTIE
    Forenames/Initials
    JOHN STEWART
    Rank
    Flt Lt
    Service
    Royal Air Force
    Service Number
    157629
    Station
    RAF West Malling
    Decorations
    DFC
    Date of Birth
    27 April 1921
    Age
    29
    Date of Death
    20 March 1951
    Cemetery Name
    WEST MALLING CHURCHYARD

    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/...upplement/4392
    Flying Officer John Stewart CHRISTIE (157629), R.A.F.V.R. 410 Sqn RCAF
    This officer has participated in many sorties as observer, involving attacks against enemy airfields, locomotives and barges. On a recent occasion, F/O Christie assisted in the destruction of a Junkers 88 which exploded in the air with such violence that his own Mosquito MM570 was so severely damaged that it could no longer -be flown. F/O Christie descended safely by parachute and was rescued from his dinghy six hours later. This officer has invariably displayed a high degree of courage and determination.

    http://www.veterans-uk.info/afm2/rol...SerialNo=R1593
    Pilot Surname
    MACKENZIE
    Forenames/Initials
    IAN JOHN DUNCAN
    Rank
    Fg Off
    Service
    Royal Air Force
    Service Number
    1862730
    Station
    RAF West Malling
    Date of Birth
    20 February 1925
    Age
    26
    Date of Death
    20 March 1951
    Cemetery Name
    ELTHAM NEW CEMETERY

    Regards Pavel

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