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    Default Leading Aircraftman Allan Richardson 489 Squadron

    Could someone please help in discovering the events leading to the loss of this airman?

    RICHARDSON, ALLAN
    Initials: A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Leading Aircraftman
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 489 Sqdn.
    Age: 21
    Date of Death: 13/02/1943
    Service No: 1144371
    Additional information: Son of Charles Edwin and Winnie Richardson, of Gilesgate Moor, Co. Durham.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 171.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

    Any help very much appreciated.

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    Peter.

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    Hi Peter,

    Hampden I, L4037

    Suffered an engine fire during an air test and crashed into the sea off Staxigeo, near Wick at 12:00 hrs. Sgt Wrench, of Port Augusta, South Australia and his crew are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

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    Hi Ross & Peter,

    I found that interesting as when I looked at the deaths commemoratedat Runnymede for that date Wrench is not listedas 489 Squadron where three ofthe othe crew members are and there are a couple of others who like Wrench do not have a squadron number.

    Howard


    Horace Wrench - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1532122

    Allan Richardson - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2940174

    Robert Erskine Burt - http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1530918
    Last edited by Howdie; 29th November 2007 at 20:36. Reason: spelling miss steak

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    Ross, Howard.

    Many thanks for your replies, its nice to know that this new forum still keeps the very high standard of the old.

    Regards

    Peter.

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