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    Default Mosquito HJ860 accident 07-JAN-1944

    Hello
    I would like to ask if anybody can provide me more details about accident of Mosquito HJ860.

    http://www.airhistory.org.uk/dh/_DH9...odn%20list.txt
    Mosquit HJ860 TIII 8OTU Engine lost power bellylanded at Bogenjois Farm Aberdeen 7.1.1944

    http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-pr...81994669982055
    Several 8OTU Mosquitoes were lost in the vicinity of Dyce. On January 7 1944 a sister TIII aircraft to that flown by F/Sgt George Hornsey, who was under training and died in the crash and his instructor F/O Kenneth George, who survived belly landed at Bogenjois Farm near Aberdeen. Ist number was HJ860

    No results found in CWGC :
    F/Sgt George HORNSEY

    Results found: in London Gazette and CWGC
    F/O Kenneth GEORGE (47664) Flg instructor 8 OTU but died Nov. 2, 1943 !!!
    Great mystery or canard?

    Does anyone have any info about pilot u/t and instructor from Mosquito HJ860?
    Regards
    Pavel

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    Pavel, I think the report of this incident is written in a convoluted style, and has led to some confusion.

    Hornsey and George were in Mosquito HJ895 which crashed in the Dyce village 17th August 1943. Hornsey dying of his injuries in hospital in the early hours of the following day. (From the Scotland's People site).
    This explains why the date of George's death in the following November did not fit. I can add nothing about the circumstances, he does not appear in my (incomplete) database

    HJ860 CFL at Bogenjois Farm 7th January 1944. I think that this should read Bogenjohn Farm, which is near Strichen, Aberdeenshire (OS ref NJ939525). I have seen no report of injuries or fatalities, in fact the incident is not recorded at all in the 'Mosquito Crash Log'.

    HTH

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 19th April 2017 at 20:11. Reason: More info

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    Hi Dave
    Thank you very much.
    http://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-pr...81994669982055 - great error
    New quest:
    A.- G ROH:563117 George, Kenneth F/O (47664) 02-Nov-43 30 Falkirk Cemetery, Stirlingshire. Pilot, Flying Instructor. Died of injuries received in Flying Accident.
    B.- RAF Commands Archive : F/O Kenneth George MID service no 47664.
    C.- RAF Commands Forums: 431102 - Unaccounted Airmen - 2-11-1943 -
    D.- ASN Aircraft accident 17-AUG-1943 de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito TIII HJ895...

    Mosquito HJ860 crew probably ok

    Regards Pavel

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    Pavel

    I have looked at Scotland's People again and have found that Kenneth George died on the 2nd November 1943 at Kingseat Naval Hospital of injuries sustained in an aircraft accident 2 months and 17 days previously. This takes us back to HJ895. Mystery solved.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Thanks Dave,
    Perfect informations.
    That certainly gives me a good starting point.
    I have to go back and continue on the Mosquito HJ860.
    Regards,
    Pavel

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    Hi Pavel,

    The 8(C)OTU ORB (AIR 29/637) refers to the crash of Mosquito "DZ HT.860" on 7 Jan 1944; "made excellent forced-landing in field at Bogingoss Farm, Dyce, due to engine failure". Sounds like there were no casualties in this incident.

    Keith

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    Hi Keith
    Thank you very much. I am thankful.
    Regards,
    Pavel

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    Hi Pavel,
    Pilot Officer George was my motherís Uncle. We were just discussing the war particularly with this year being the 100th anniversary for WWI and it got us talking about WWII. WOuld you know by chance where the medals and paperwork got to for Kenneth George?
    Thanks, regards Keith

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    Hi,
    Mosquito HJ895 crashed into a House at No5 John Street, Dyce village. No occupants inside the house were injured.
    I have the newspaper cuttings if of interest.
    Mosquito HJ860 crashed at Bogenjohn, Parish of Stichen, seems to have been a good forced landing.

    Alan.

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