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    Hi,

    A real needle in a haystack.

    Looking for, if at all possible, the full name and circumstances surrounding the death of a chap at the Southeast Army Air Force Training Center in Macon GA in 1942. All I have is the chaps name, Ken ! I have photo's of the funeral but nothing else.

    Any help appreciated

    Steve
    No.218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association Historian
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    ~~IN TIME ~~

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    Steve

    So, a few possibilities, from the CWGC website using the parameters: R.A.F, named Ken or Kenneth, assuming died 1942, buried in the U.S.A.

    1067047 L.A.C. Kenneth BARLASS, R.A.F.V.R., d. January 7th 1942, buried Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemy Annexe, Alabama.

    1343685 L.A.C. Kenneth Neil THOMSON, R.A.F.V.R., d. January 8th 1942, buried Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemy Annexe, Alabama.

    R/126779 A.C.2 Kenneth William ROBERTSON, R.C.A.F., d. February 16th 1942, buried Lafayette (Spring Vale) Cemy, Indiana.

    656432 L.A.C. Kenward Frederick STEVENS, R.A.F., d. July 14th 1942, buried Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemy Annexe, Alabama.

    1532829 L.A.C. Kenneth McGregor MOORE, R.A.F.V.R., d. October 4th 1942, buried Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemy Annexe, Alabama.

    Any clues as to date?

    Regards

    Simon

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    Thank you Simon.

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    Hello,

    1-8-42 (January 8) - Cochran Field, Georgia.

    At 1545, a Vultee BT-13A (41-1429), stalled and spun into Cochran Field, Macon, Georgia, while turning from base to final, killing instructor pilot 2Lt Dalton R Hardy, 22, Syracuse, New York, and RAF Flying Cadet Kenneth N. Thompson [sic], 27, Edinburgh, Scotland. The BT-13 spun in from approximately 150 feet.

    See:
    Fatal Army Air Forces Aviation Accidents in the United States 1941-1945 - Volume 1: Introduction, January 1941-June 1943
    Mireles,Anthony J.
    Jefferson:McFarland & Co.,2006
    p.41

    Col.
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