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    Default F/O Owen Davy Hill (142575) Runnymede Memorial

    The above pilot served on Typhoon's with 56 Squadron and was lost on 5th March 1944. Can anyone identify the aircraft he was flying?

    Many thanks,

    Jim
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    Hi Jim

    Hope you're fit and well.

    The Typhoon and Tempest Story, Thomas & Shores, page 201, has him lost in Typhoon MN123.

    Cheers

    Simon

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    Great stuff Simon,

    Keeping well, hope you are both well. I have some info on something near you if you want to chase it up, drop me an email.

    Jim
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    No problem Jim, happy to help. I'll drop you an e-mail.

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    Hi Jim,
    Northumberland Aviation Diary (Derek Walton) Pg.138
    Sunday 5th March 1944, Typhoon Mk.Vb MN123 of 56 Sqn RAF Acklington, piloted by F/O OD Hill was reported missing off the north east coast at night. No further details.

    RAF Acklington ORB 5th March 1944 has the aircraft as MM123 56 Sqn. Pilot F/O Hill

    Air Britain has MM123 with 109 Sqn only and S.O.C. 02/04/1946
    Air Britain Has MN123 with 56 Sqn missing over north sea on night training flight.

    Small cross reference just in case for 56 OTU
    56 OTU ORB records - formed January 1945 RAF Milfield

    Regards
    Chris

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