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Thread: MAGISTER N3981 of 23ERFTS dived into ground nr Cassington, Oxford.2nd Sept 1939

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    Default MAGISTER N3981 of 23ERFTS dived into ground nr Cassington, Oxford.2nd Sept 1939

    Allegedly two people were killed in this incident (all news reports saw two in civilian clothes) can anyone ID the second crew member? Other than Leonard William Bartlett (32) killed

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    Everyone else on the death register on the pages fore and aft of Bartlett would appear to be too old, bar one seven year old.
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    I think the second crewman is F/Lt John Joseph Nolan RAFO (death also registered in Witney but "early" i.e wrong Qtr Sept) - which may explain why he is unidentified
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    Confirmed Second Crewman was F/Lt John Joseph Nolan a news report Wicklow People - Saturday 09 September 1939 Page 5 confirms he died in England on Friday (would be previous week Friday): Friday 2nd Sept in a plane crash. Newspaper reported it as he was from Tullow

    The only question mark is that it says "his aircraft crashed into another" and he died shortly afterwards. I assume this mistake as 2 in aircraft ? or was it a collision anyone can add anything ??

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