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    Default Hotspur HH284 crash Netheravon 1942

    Dear all.

    A bit of a long shot, but does anybody happen to have the AVIA5 for the loss of Horspur HH284 which came down at Netheravon in November 1942 (AVIA 5/21/W1375).

    This, or any other information, would be great.

    Any help at all would be great.

    Johnnie.

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    Hello Johnnie,
    Details are in Cummings's " Though without Anger", page 116.
    Eight named.
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    Hello,,

    26 November 1942
    GPEU, RAF Netheravon
    Hotspur II HH284

    The glider was being used to give air experience flying to glider troops and it was released from the tow over the airfield at 500 feet. As the glider was apparently going to overshoot the airfield, the pilot made a steep 360 degree turn to port but the turn became even steeper, until at about 70 degrees of bank, the glider's nose dropped and it dived into then ground.

    Sgt George Steven MALCOLM Glider Pilot Regiment +
    Sgt Joseph Lowden SALOMONS 2nd (Airborne) Bn Ox & Bucks LI +
    Others, believed to be:
    Cpl Arthur BRADSHAW died of injuries 27-11-1942
    Pte George Henry CAREY +
    Pte Ronald Joseph CORDAS +
    Pte Leonard E MANN +
    Pte Leonard Fredeick MARKS +
    Pte H G THOMPSON +

    See:
    Though Without Anger (Losses of Transport and Special Duties Aircraft and Assault Gliders 1940 to 1945).
    Cummings,Colin (Comp & ed)
    Yelvertoft:Nimbus Publishing,2008.
    p.116

    Col.
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    That's excellent.

    Thank you very much for that.

    I'll have to try and dig out the AVIA5 next time I'm at Kew. I'm keen to see if it adds anything.

    Thanks again for the help so far.

    Johnnie.

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