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    Default F/O Tom Gordon, 196 Squadron

    I'm researching the aircraft accident (Wellington HE161) of 26 February 1943 near Middleton-on-the-Wold, Yorkshire in which my uncle F/O Tom Gordon lost his life. Others lost in the accident were:
    F/O Bob Benson (RCAF)
    Sgt. Dennis Herbert
    Sgt. George Ranken
    F/O Neville Smart
    LAC Walter Robinson

    Any information would be gratefully received.

    Jim Gordon

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    Hello Jim

    Welcome to the Forum.

    In case you hadn't seen it, this accident has been discussed briefly on here before:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...96-Squadron%29

    There's also a bit of info here:

    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/...k43/he161.html

    There is an accident report at the National Archives, but unfortuately it's not available online:

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C6577694

    I'm sure someone else on here may be able to add some additional information.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Simon,

    Many thanks for the information. Only yesterday my research turned up the address of the sister-in-law of Sgt George Ranken who died alongside my uncle Tom Gordon and remarkably she lives within a mile of my home in Edinburgh.
    Hopefully relatives of the other lads might find this thread and be willing to share information.

    Regards,

    Jim

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