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    Default Sergeant J H D Ver, 61 OTU

    Does anyone have anything. on this airman please? The only info that I have is that he was killed on 29/01/43, possibly (only) involved with the crash of P7430 at Mostyn on that day. The usual searches of CWGC and death registers came up blank. Perhaps French or Belgian .

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    I have had a look at the copies I made from the 61 OTU ORB but nothing for that day and I am fairly sure I would have copied anything in that area of wales, I have the whole of Feb 43 and there is no mention on of a CoI or funeral.

    Sorry I couldn't give any more info.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Default Probably not French

    hello,

    He's not in "Aviateurs de la Liberté - Mémorial des Forces Aériennes Françaises Libres" published in 2002, unless he was completely overlooked... Probably not a Free French. There were a few French who directly joined the R.A.F.. Do you have a service number ?

    He could be Belgian, or even Dutch. Perhaps Henk could provide details ?

    Joss

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    Hi Dave
    I don't know if it makes a difference but at the time 61 OTU were operating Spitfires and Magisters out of Rednal (about 10 mls ESE of Oswestry in Shropshire) according to rafweb.org
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    CWGC

    Maybe of help, see entry relating to Sgt John Hugh DYER (1385327) who died on 29-Jan-43 and is buried at Hawarden

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    Thanks dg,

    I think you have won the coconut. JH Dyer's death is registered at Holywell, which may well connect with the loss of P7430 in the Mostyn area. There was bviously a problem when the name was transposed.

    My thanks also to the others who have taken an interest.

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    It took some time (2 Sgt J. H. Dyer's being killed in 1943) but from Flight Global for APRIL 15TH, 1943

    DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—Sgt. J. H. Dyer; - So may have been injured earlier ???? - Just a thought

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    Gents,

    I now have the death cert. for 1385327 JOHN HUGH DYER of 17 Seaforth Gardens, Winchmore Hill, sergeant pilot, 61 OTU Rednal. Killed in aircraft crash at Mostyn 29th January 1943.


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    DaveW

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