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    Default FAA in home waters December 1941

    FAA in home waters
    December 1941

    8 - Walrus - HMS Condor - Henk's number Y0051.
    Lt. ACE Ayre, Lt. THB Oats & LA. WAM Hayley, all killed.

    10 - Albacore I - 767 Sqn - L7163.
    S/Lt. LH Briffett, LA.BH Packman & LA. FR Piggin, all killed.

    10 - Albacore I - 767 Sqn - N4184.
    S/Lt. LE Mitchell RNZN, killed.
    Was there others aboard ?

    12 - ROC I - 771 Sqn - L3186.
    S/Lt. JC Tattersfield & LA. GH Hall, both killed.

    15 - ROC I - 772 Sqn - Henk's number Y0032.
    Pilot (name ?) OK, LA. JB Keely, killed.

    19 - Lysander IIIa - 755 Sqn - V9663.
    Lt. JD Parker & Captain. KL Ford RM, both killed.

    20 - Swordfish I - 785 Sqn - L2808.
    S/Lt. P Haines, DoI.

    21 - Martlet II - 881 Sqn - AM973.
    PO. LE Burston (811 Sqn), killed.

    30 - Swordfish I - 785 Sqn - P4144.
    S/Lt. MGN Crawford, killed
    A/c in collision with P4261.

    30 - Swordfish I - 785 Sqn - P4261.
    Lt. NAF Chessman, killed.
    A/c in collision with P4144.
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 13th September 2019 at 01:46.

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    Default Lysander Crash North Molton

    Together with Graham MOORE, we have been researching the loss of the Lysander that crashed at North Molton, killing John Dene PARKER and Keith Langler FORD. They were returning to North Devon for Christmas and it appears their engine failed. PARKER tried to find somewhere to put the Lysander down and circled the village of North Molton. Sadly, the engine appeared to have been on fire, and the aircraft crashed at the edge of the churchyard killing both men. PARKER is buried at Horwood and FORD at Heanton Punchardon, both in North Devon.

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    Alex Smart (31st October 2019)

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    Default Re: FAA in home waters December 1941

    Hi Alex,
    On the 15th, I have Skua L2890 of 772 Sqn crashing off Greenock with LA James Birrell Kelly as the sole fatality, he is buried at Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery. The Pilot survived and was John Edward Hampson, an American.


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