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    Default LAC FLANAGAN - Martinet HP308 12.03.45 No.10 A.G.S.

    Hello All,

    Does anyone have any details or service number for LAC FLANAGAN of No. 10 A.G.S who was injured in the loss of Miles Martinet HP308 on the 12.03.45?

    Any assistance would be gratefully received.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Was anyone killed in the incident and are they included in an RAF Casualty communique? If injured very badly you might find Flanaghan on the list of injured, at least a set of initials.
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hello,

    Some additional detail, here:

    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/hp308.html

    Treat with caution! (P/O OSTROWSKI - P-2947/705605)

    Col
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 30th September 2015 at 00:29.

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    Dennis / Col,

    Thank you for your replies they are appreciated. Dennis there were no fatalities although P/O Ostrowski (spl?) was also injured. Does anyone have access to 10 A.G.S. ORB?

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Tim

    The ORB doesn't say very much:
    March 12th 1945, “Telephone message that a Martinet had crashed near Bootle, the pilot and TTO had received abrasions. Ambulance sent, crew were brought into Station Sick Quarters. They had abrasions only but were admitted to SSQ for observation. Emotional stress. Pilot P/O Ostrowski Passenger LAC Flanagan.”

    I am guessing the phone call came from Millom, but there is nothing in their ORB.
    Alan Clark

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    Alan,

    Thanks that entry is new to me and has been added to the file. Your assistance is appreciated as always.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Hi Tim, war birds of walney extract.. .12th March 45..p.o ostrowski l.a.c.flanagan winch man on board martinet hp3o8.yet another engine failure..power lost to such a degree forced landing was necessary on the outskirts of Bootle on Cumberland coast.the stricken aircraft was hitting overhead electric cables in process.fortunately both men only receive minor injuries which could easily av been fatal..thanx mark

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    Mark,

    Thank you for the additional information.

    Regards,

    Tim

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    Hello Tim

    I lost a relative from No. 10 A.G.S. (LAC Owen Jolly) in an earlier low flying incident whereby his Polish pilot Sgt. Witold Szott struck a ships mast in poor weather and crashed in to Morecambe Bay, they were in a Lysander Target Tug.

    At least in your incident both survived, for us Owen is commemorated at Runnymede and Witold is commemorated on the Polish Memorial at Northolt.

    Allan
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