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    Default FAA Accident - 29/30 July 1945

    I wondered if anyone could shed light on the following whilst going through some old family papers.

    It was a copy of the Daily Despatch dated 30 July 1945, that stated "Last night an FAA aircraft crashed and its pilot killed close to the Standedge area of Marsden near Huddersfield W Yorkshire"

    Could anyone put some detail into this please as my efforts so far have drawn a blank

    Many thanks

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    Royton

    The Western Mail of July 30th 1945 reported the following:

    Fleet Air Arm Pilot Killed
    A Fleet Air Arm pilot, believed to be Sub-Lieut. Ambler, was killed when his single-engined aircarft crashed into a hillside near Marsden, Yorkshire, last night.
    The aeroplane emerged from a bank of cloud 200ft. up, and struck the ground a few hundred yards from the Standedge cutting on the Huddersfield-Oldham road.
    It was some time before the body of the pilot could be recovered from the blazing wreckage.


    Ambler, George Henry:

    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...GEORGE%20HENRY

    Sturtivant has him in Barracuda II MD963:

    RY 4.11.44; 815 Sqn 1.45 - 5.45; ferrying FP Donibristle to Dunino, flew into high ground, Brocker Holes, Close Moss, 300 yds N. of Gilberts Bar, Marsden, Cat ZZ, 29.7.45 (S/L GH Ambler killed).

    regards

    Simon

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    wwrsimonn - many thanks for that much appreciated

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