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    Default 24 Squadron aircraft crash near Belfast 10 January 1942

    I am looking for any details of an aircraft from 24 Squadron “which crashed on the outskirts of Belfast on the 10th January, 1942. Despite the flames [pilot Sgt Zygmunt Jerzy Barciszewski] was successful in saving most of the cargo of mails and, with his observer, was instrumental in extinguishing the burning clothes of the two passengers, sustaining severe burns as the result of this gallant action.” Also any further information regarding circumstances of this crash would be appreciated. Zygmunt Barciszewski was awarded British Empire Medal.
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    Hello,

    No.24 Sqn Lockheed Hudson II T9375. Stalled on take-off and crash-landed, Sydenham (Belfast), Co. Down 10-1-1942.

    Col.
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    Total souls on board were 13. The Accident Card comments that flames came from the port engine and that the starboard fuel tank exploded after the aircraft had gone off the runway and into the mud. There is no explanation for the cause nor why the pilot did not try to stop the aircraft when the tail did not come up and flying speed was not obtained.

    Colin Cummings

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    Thank you so much Gentlemen
    This is exactly what I need

    All the best!

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