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    Can anyone tell me more of the circumstances of the death of 6343 P/O Hugh Bernard Bell, d 22/1/43, Gravestone states "flying accident" death was registered at Chippenham Thanks Pete

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    Pete, Hi,

    Malcolm’s excellent RAFWEB has an answer:-

    Plt Off BELL, HUGH BERNARD (6343) RAFVR; age: 21
    He was killed (probably the Nav) whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD662 of No 264 Sqn, which crashed when it undershot while attempting a single engine landing at Colerne, Wiltshire. He is buried in Bexhill (St Mark) Churchyard

    Flt Lt KING, WILLIAM LAWRENCE (Pilot) (77359) RAFVR; age: 31 was also killed (on the same D Reg Page).

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    Many thanks, I'll add that to the grave photo. The information will be added to the Little Common village Roll of Honour which currently has "no information" against his name
    Last edited by Pete; 26th March 2017 at 14:41.

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