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    Hello Gents,
    Could anyone please tell me where he came, WC John Morton Littler, known as 'Pop'.
    His DOB was 5-12-14, where did he originate from?
    He trained and flew with 33 sqn in Egypt and Greece on Hurricanes, before returning to the UK.
    Many thanks for all previous help.
    Roy

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    Roy,

    The British Newspaper Archive on findmydpast.co.uk has the following from the Liverpool Daily Post, December 21st 1941:

    MARRIAGES
    LITTLER - GREEN - Dec. 17 at Sefton Park Church, Squadron-Leader JOHN MORTON LITTLER, son of Mrs. and the late Charles J. W. Littler, of Ainsdale, to KATHLEEN MAY GREEN, eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Green, of Hightown.

    Ancestry.co.uk has a James Morton Littler, death registered Alton, Hampshire, March 1971. His d.o.b. is March 5th 1914, not December 5th.

    With this information, FreeBMD has a James M. Littler, birth registered in the district of West Derby, March 1914. West Derby being in Lancashire, not Derbyshire, confusingly! Ainsdale is in the Sefton ward, which in turn is part of the West Derby district.

    There are a couple more articles featuring Acting P/O John Morton Littler from March 1938, when he was slightly injured when his aircraft collided with another from 33 Sqn near the Suez Canal. The Buckingham Free Advertiser of March 5th quotes Reuters as saying that the two aircraft collided in cloud at 16,000 feet. A passenger in Littler's aircraft, LAC George Griffiths, was killed, but Littler and the pilot of the other aircraft, P/O H. W. Bolingbroke, parachuted to safety.

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    Simon

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    Roy/Simon,

    Re: Collision between two No.33 Sqn aircraft.

    Hawker Hart K4445. 33 Sqn. Collided with (Hart), K4494 in formation in cloud near Suez Canal and abandoned, 25.2.1938.

    Hawker Hart K4494. 33 Sqn. Collided in formation in cloud with (Hart), K4445 and abandoned near Suez Canal, 25.2.1938; 1 killed.

    The K File. Air-Britain. pp.226-7.

    Col.

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    Col and Simon,
    Many thanks for this priceless information, this Forum is so helpful to people like me.
    Truly grateful,
    Roy

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