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    Not 75 Sqn


    This one

    16.9.42 Wellington III BJ728 12 OTU Lower Farm, Upper Milton, Milton-under-Wychwood, Oxon. Crashed On Approach

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    http://www.wardeadofnorthoxfordshire...ham-bruern.php



    Sergeant ROBERT GEORGE McCARTHY #415072, Royal New Zealand Air Force,12 Operational Training Unit, pilot, aged 27.

    Sergeant WILLIAM JOHN FERGUSON #1387312, Royal Air Force, 12 Operational Training Unit, 2nd Pilot, aged 23.


    Sergeant JOHN FISHER SMITH RITCHIE #1365387, Royal Air Force Volunteer ReserveWireless, Operator/Air Gunner, aged 21 he is buried in Cumbusnethan Cemetery in Lanarkshire. He was the son of Mr and Mrs Garvie Ritchie of Wishaw, Lanarkshire.

    Sergeant DOUGLAS GORDON WILLIAM ARNOLD #1200938, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Observer, aged 22 he is buried in Drybrook Holy trinity Churchyard in Gloucestershire. He was the son of Arthur and Eva Arnold of Drybook and had been a schoolmaster before enlisting.

    The tail gunner, Sergeant Alexander 'Doc' Lyon R108340 of the Royal Canadian Air Force. Sergeant Lyon had been trying to locate his crew members in the wreck and had suffered 2nd degree burns He was taken to sick quarters at RAF Rissington, then by air to hospital at RAF Halton.

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