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    Default 29 April 1945 collision between 2 Meteors

    Hello,

    This fact is very well known, two Meteor F.3s of 616 Sqn collided in cloud on 29 April 1945. Both pilots were killed, S/L LW Watts and F/Sgt Cartmel. The two Meteors invloved were EE252 and EE273. However sources vary whether who was flying what. The 616 ORB gives letter G for Watts and K for Cartmel.

    What is the truth?

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    Phil

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    Phil

    Shores and Thomas in their 2nd Tactical Air Force, Vol 3 give the following:

    19.45 hours - 616 Sqn
    Meteor III EE252 G - S/L L W Watts
    Meteor III EE273 K - F/S B Cartmel
    Collided SW Fassberg

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    Thanks Simon, I've got this source, but Graham Pitchfork in his book on the 616 gives the opposite!!!!

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    Perhaps a quick call to DORIS at the RAF Museum and a check of the Form 1180 would help; if not the Form 541 should do it!

    Colin Cummings

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    G'day Chaps

    Take a look at the following: http://aircrewremembered.com/watts-leslie-william.html

    Cheers...Chris

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