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    Default Loss of 12 january 1945 at Dumfries

    Hi,

    Does anybody have an accident for a loss with a French crew called Claude CAHEN died on 12 january 1945 at Dumfries [10 (O)AFU ?] ?

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    Bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand,

    Could be the crew of Anson LV219 from 10 OAFU.

    Had during landing a collision with a parked Wellington PF986 from 3 Ferry Pilot Pool.

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    Finn Buch

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    Thanks Finn ; do you know if he is the only loss ?

    Bertrand

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    Hello,,

    12 January 1945
    10 OAFU, Dumfries
    Anson LV219

    Shortly after midday and having been airborne for 3 hours and 20 minutes, the aircraft was in the circuit of its base and approaching to land. However a Wellington (PF986) was also approaching and both aircraft were given a red light, with each starting an overshoot. The Wellington flew level but the Anson climbed away and in doing so struck the Wellington. Whilst both pilots were criticised for failure to keep an adequate lookout, they were flying into the sun and the Wellington was camouflaged and more difficult to see.

    Flight Sergeant Victor BELL
    Sergeant Frank William MEASURES 19
    Sergeant Leslie James MILLER 19
    Pilot Officer Henry John TURNER 22
    Sergeant Claude CAHEN 23 FAF

    Pilot and sole occupant of the Wellington of 3 FPP:

    Second Officer Thomas Blair WILLANS 41 ATA

    See:
    Clipped Wings (Vol.Three) Commonwealth Air Training Plan Pre-Operational Training Aircraft Losses UK, Rhodesia, India and Minor Territories: 1943 to VE Day 1945
    Cummings,Colin (comp. & ed.)
    Yelvertoft:Author,2018.
    pp.454-5

    Col.

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    All those named by Col have death records in the Scottish Statutory Records.

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    Douglas

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    Thanks Col. and Douglas for these additional infos. Cahen seems to be the sole French

    Bertrand

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    Hi Bertrand,

    You can find more details about Cahen on the French website below:

    http://www.memorialgenweb.org/mobile...66&hauteur=768

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    Finn Buch

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    Thanks for this. I could add that Cahen joined UK on 04/06/43 then posted to n4 ACRC at Filey, 10 ITW, 6 EFTS at Sywell then ACDC at Heaton Park before went to Canada

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