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    Default Pilot "Cross" on 25 Sqn 17th November 1932

    All a newspaper report on 4 Hawker Fury's of 25 Sqn that forced landed on Romney Marsh in Fog on Nov 17th 1932 identify the pilots as

    Flt Lt Charles Ronald Hancock. D.F.C. (05112). Leader

    P/O Felix Patrick Raphael Dunworth 28185

    P/O Philip Algernon HUNTER (32081)

    And Flight Sgt D T B Cross

    Hancock landed OK, Hunter landed OK but then hit and killed a sheep causing his aircraft to nose up

    Cross and Dunworth ran across fence on to the the light railway line. Dunworth's Fury was badly damaged (turned over) and he was injured. Cross and Hunter had damage to Propeller

    Can anyone ID D T B Cross - I thought at first it may have been a mis-id for P/O Kenneth Brian Boyd Cross 29065 but the details on the initials preclude this.

    Also any ID of the aircraft involved ?Dunworth's with damaged maybe identifiable

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Paul,

    Possibly 363559 Douglas John Baker Cross, a Jul 22 - Jan 24 boy entrant.

    Appointed to a commission as 45039 Pilot Officer (from Flight Sergeant) 10 Dec 40 (sen 29 Nov 40).

    Born 23 Oct 07, mid 1943 NY Hons List & AFC 1945 NY Hons List, Retired ASD 28 Dec 49 as Sqn Ldr.

    Errol

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    Errol thanks

    I have No doubt that 363559 Douglas John Baker Cross is the correct man





    Kind regards

    Paul

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