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    Has anyone go this book - I wonder if it records a Loss of a RAF Mohawk in the Kachin State of Burma (Northern Burma) most losses I have seen are recorded southern Burma

    The reason I ask is is that substantial wreckage of one has been found ex French Air Force Order - This can only be seen if you are a member of

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    A ammo box plate says

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    Paul

    Have you checked the Mohawk losses on here?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...acid=301&qt=TY

    This one may be a possible, coming down at Ye-U: http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=BK584

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    I did check all those but none seemed to match location Ye-U seems to far south ?

    Paul

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    Since that group requires registration, I took the liberty to upload the images here in this album



    the data plate

    the images were posted as screenshots by https://www.facebook.com/hpaudai.zaula

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    From Beauchamps book "Mohawks over Burma" - Appendix C - Mohawk Tragedies


    1
    Sgt Cameron of No.5 Squadron. On 16 May 1942 Cameron lost control of
    BJ542 while flying in the clouds on a sortie to Myitkynia. He crashed in the
    jungle.

    2,3
    Sgts W.W. Wood and Gordon Campbell of No. 5 Squadron. On 23 May 1942
    Campbell and Wood were on a sortie to Fort Hertz in AR676 and BJ546M
    when they crashed in the jungle. Possibly they collided while in clouds.

    4
    Sgt E.W.J. Blake of No. 5 Squadron. On 19 June 1942 Blake in B1534. had
    a mid-air collision with AR641, flown by P/O T.J. Trimble. Blake crashed in
    the Brahmaputra River near Murkong Sellek. Trimble bailed out succcessfully

    5
    Sgt W.G. Thomas of 5 Squadron. On 30 September 1942, Thomas did not
    recover from a strafing run on Akyab, and AX895 hit a tree_

    6, 7
    F/O J. Dawson-Squibb and P/O R. McClumpha of 155 Squadron Dawson-
    Squibb in AX898 and McClumpha in BB929 were shot down by enemy
    fighters near Akyab on 10 November 1942.

    8
    P/O A. Haley of 155 Squadron. On 1 January 1943 Haley in BK584 was
    shot down by flak over the Chindwin River.

    9, 10
    F/Sgt G. Potter and Sgt D. Boult of 155 Squadron. On 14 January 1943
    Potter in AX893 and Boult in BT471 or BT472 were on a sortie to Magwe
    when they collided while in clouds.

    11
    F/O A. Allen of 155 Squadron. On 28 January 1943 Allen bailed out
    unsuccessfully over the jungle when his aircraft’s engine failed during a
    sortie to Taungup.

    12
    F/O R.S. Tovey of 5 Squadron. On 19 February 1943, Tovey crashed
    during an airframe and engine test in BB977. It is believed he was practising
    slow flying on lean mixture and the Mohawk stalled due to a loss of power

    13
    F/O R.W. Chancellor of 5 Squadron. On 18 April 1943 Chancellor crashed
    into an enemy basha during a strafing run at Hpaukkyichaung while flying
    BS790.

    14
    F/Sgt ‘Junior’ Freeman of 155 Squadron. On 20 April 1943 Freeman
    crashed in the jungle near Imphal when his aircraft’s engine failed.

    15
    Sgt J. Simpson of 155 Squadron. On 20 April 1943 Simpson was shot down
    by an enemy fighter near Imphal.

    16
    F/L B.M. Ross-Magenty of 155 Squadron. As Ross-Magenty as taking off
    from Imphal in AR677 on 13 November 1943, the bombs fell off the wings
    and exploded.

    Hope this is of some help,
    ...geoff

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