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    Alex

    Your second link is to a crashed B-17.

    Correct link: https://www.ebay.de/itm/K-Foto-Flugz...8AAOSw7t9dzH1F

    The Bulldog photo is the one that appeared in The Sphere of April 30th 1932, page 169, mentioned here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...0th-April-1932

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    To pick up on the uncertainty shown in the original posts re this aircraft, the Uxbridge & West Drayton Gazette of Saturday 30th April 1932 carries a report which names aircraftman J.Simms of RAF Northolt, and states that the aircraft was little damaged. It also says that the accident occurred 'last Wednesday', which would have been the 26th April. The SOC date in The K File is therefore incorrect, perhaps it should read 26th April, or maybe 6 May.
    I was unable to get back into the newspaper file due to 'maintenance', so I hope I have recalled the salient facts correctly.
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    Another newspaper, The Gloster Citizen of 21 April, has been found that also reports this incident or certainly another one that is almost identical. This puts the location as Boxmoor, Herts and names the pilot as Aircraftsman Sims from Halton Camp.
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    Doesn;'t the K file have this going to 54 Sqn after 41 Sqn. Those Markings definitely 41 Sqn and South African Flying Officer Jack Blanchard Sims #29249 was on 41 Sqn at time

    I think it repaired went to 54 Sqn and soc later 6.4.3x;

    I will see if i can find an unidentified 54 Sqn loss one that may match

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    Hello Paul,
    Just happen to have K file book to hand.

    K2190
    Deld to 41 Sqn 13.11.31; 54 Sqn. Crashed into Boxmoor Cutting, Croydon, Essex, and SOC 6.4.32; exact location not verified.

    So 41 Sqn first then 54 Sqn. Perhaps markings had not been changed at the time of the crash ?
    Perhaps the crash took place while being delivered to 54 Sqn ?

    Alex

    Re the B17 picture. The picture of K2190 is at the bottom of that page.
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    Date apparently Wed 20th April 1932

    Simms was on 41 Sqn at the time and at Northolt 54 Sqn were at Hornchurch


    Simms rank also F/O

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    From 41 Sqn ORB
    8-3-32 - P/O's J.B.Sims and T.G.Lovell-Gregg posted to Squadron from 5 FTS.
    Note Sims, not Simms ?
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 16th November 2019 at 01:55.

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    Alex

    Yes my mistake should be Sims
    From London Gazette

    The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the .rank of Flying Officer:—
    13th Oct. 1932. Jack Blanchard SIMS.

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    Direct link to item on eBay

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F233402559530

    Their is a image of the back of the photo in German but confirms Boxmoor

    I can’t read the rest but you can see it my clicking through

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