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    Hi All:

    Could some kind soul with the right book(s) please give me the figures for RAF aircraft losses and casualties for 1947?

    TIA,
    Bob C

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    Bob


    If you PM me your email address I can provide some info from Air Britain List in 1978 Aeromititaria

    This ONLY lists Write-Offs -Colin Cummings book would provide more detail

    It is missing 2 off the list that were added later

    Sunderland PP113 5 July 1947 (7 Killed)
    Mosquito ? 17 Sept 1947 (2 Killed)

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    Hello,

    Mosquito ? 17 Sept 1947 (2 Killed).

    17-9-1947
    Armament Practice Station, Acklington
    Mosquito T.III VT587

    Crashed after control lost during low roll, Acklington.

    50808 F/L (Pilot) Desmond Cody BYRNE RAF +
    203685 F/O Charles JOHNSON RAFVR +

    Col.
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    Never mind about Cummings - "Broken Wings" by James J Halley states that in 1947 the RAF lost 420 aircraft and there were 176 fatal casualties.

    What Cummings can do for you is to tell you a summary of the accidents and name the casualties. They are recorded in a book called "Final Landings", which will probably cost you more than your mortgage if you try to get it second hand or if you send me a PM, I will get the monks in the local monastery to produce an illuminated scroll or if they're still at prayer, there's a CD.

    Colin Cummings

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    TVM for the kind offers gents, but the figures atop Paul's post are what was required. Glad to know the info is there is needed. Thank you all for your replies and offers.

    Regs,

    Bob C

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    For those interested in the other figures from Broken Wings for post war 1940's



    Year Aircraft_Lost Fatalities_to_Occupants
    1945 592 638
    1946 1014 677
    1947 420 176
    1948 424 205
    1949 438 224

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