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    Default Leonard Clarke Race 1378789, 224 sqdn

    Hello
    While researching my family tree I have found an ancestor who was in the RAF (VR), and I would love to know more about him and his time in the RAF.

    All I know so far is:
    Leonard Clarke Race
    Sergeant Pilot 1378789, 224 Sqdn.
    Died 29th October 1942

    I have found his details on the CWGC website and his name appears on the Glasgow Crematorim memorial.

    I am hoping that someone could point me in the right direction so that I could research more about him, his time in the RAF, where/how he died and so on. I am not sure where to look for more info, assuming there is information to find? I have done the usual google search, and Ancestry/FMP but so far this has given not revealed a huge amount of info.

    Any help or advise would be much appreciated.
    Kind regards
    ClareBear

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    Hello ClareBear, and Welcome,

    Have the following:

    29-10-1942
    No.224 Sqn.
    Liberator III FK230

    Struck house on approach to Ayr, Scotland, and destroyed by fire.

    1378789 Sgt (Pilot) Leonard Clarke RACE RAFVR +
    R94691 F/Sgt (Nav./B) John Eric ARMSTRONG RCAF +
    570010 (Flt.Eng.) Sidney BURR RAF + ( http://www.oldhaltonians.co.uk/pages/rememb/ROH/34.htm )
    1185419 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr) Francis Thomas George HAMLYN RAFVR +

    Possibly other casualties in this accident.

    Col.
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    Hi
    Thanks very much for this extra information.
    Everything is helping with learning more about this ancestor. This also might explain why his name is on a memorial a long way from home (which was Scarborough)

    Kind regards
    Clare

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