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    Y0032- ROC I - 772 Sqdn FAA - 15-12-1941

    A/c on training flight crashed at Greenock, Renfrewshire.
    Pilot Unknown.
    Ldg Airman - KELLY, James B - PJX.234628 - RN Killed ( UK 7734 ).
    FAA Aircraft 1939 to 1945 has on page 41 - LA JB KEELY killed - Aircraft type uncertain. But on page 499 has KELLY LA JB ROC 15.12.41.

    Alex
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    Hi Alex,
    Naval History Net and CWGC have Kelly, James Burrell buried at Monkton & Prestwick Cemetery. On file, I have this crash as a ROC with a question mark. I have no other 772 losses for December in Scotland but the book "Passport not required- U.S Volunteers in the Royal Navy" page 1943, it mentions that John Edward Hampson crashed a Skua in December 1941..maybe coincidence.
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    Hello Alan,
    Looked it up, Hampson S/L JE - Shark K5650; Skua L2890.
    Checking for date now. Date for Skua 16-12-1941.
    Shark Col with ProctorP6060 30-10-41, Cat X, Collided on landing Cat Z 15-7-42 Lt F. Whittet.
    So looks to be the Skua ?
    Alex
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    Alex,

    Some ref to L2890 here, at one point described as a Roc.

    https://books.google.ca/books?id=qic...0l2890&f=false

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    Hello Robert,
    Thanks for the link .
    Seems odd to have refered to the aircraft as both a Roc and a Skua in the same sentence ?
    Perhaps the serial number for the Roc was given incorrectly ?
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    Hello,
    With thanks to "Swank" ,
    John Edward Hampson - Born September 20th, 1907 in California.
    Died January 25th, 1983.
    Served with more than one Squadron, but there does not seem to be any further details of FAA service past 1941, so may like those American Airmen in RAF service have chosen to transfer to US Forces or perhaps had signed up for a certain period of time which expired and he then returned to the USA ?
    Anyway, some details in this book -

    https://books.google.com/books?id=dP...ampson&f=false

    And in this link kindly provided to me by "Swank", it should be able to find it in this site but I had not seen it before.

    http://www.unithistories.com/officer...officersH.html

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 19th July 2017 at 23:58.

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