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    Hi Brian/Henk
    The Lancaster/Magister incident is recorded in Chorley, Bomber Command Losses, Vol 3. The Lancaster I, R5501,EM-G was from 207 Sqn and the Magister II was from the RAF College, Cranwell.He records the pilot of the Magister,DK973, as Lt. J D Linaker with no other casualty on that a/c. He does not indicate whether the Lt is RN,or Army. The 4 deaths on the Lancaster were:-
    Sgt N A Lingard
    Sgt D A Wood
    Sgt R W Cox
    Sgt T C Massey
    The crash site for the Lancaster is given as Canwick Hill,just to the East of Bracebridge Heath,2 mls S of Lincoln.I can't imagine the Magister was very far away but it is not mentioned
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    London Gazette has the following man in the Royal Artillary

    The undermentioned Gnrs. from H.A.C. (Cadets, I2ist Offr. Cadet Trng. Unit), to be 2nd Lts. 9th Feb. 1940 :
    ROYAL ARTILLERY.
    Jack Dillon LINAKER (117524).

    Name: LINAKER, JACK DILLON
    Initials: J D
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 28/03/1942
    Service No: 117524
    Additional information: Son of Gladys Haynes Linaker.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
    Cemetery: NOTTINGHAM CREMATORIUM


    And his death is registered in the North Kestevan district, same as the 207 Sqn men.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Thanks Dick and Dennis

    Another query satisfactorily solved.

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    Henk, Cullen was the pilot of Oxford V2990 which crashed near Ulleskelf, flying solo. regards Rich

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    Thanks Rich, again one deleted from the long list.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich Allenby View Post
    Henk, Cullen was the pilot of Oxford V2990 which crashed near Ulleskelf, flying solo. regards Rich
    Typo Rich; serial was V3990 !
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    Hi Henk

    Form 1180 has 2 killed on Master III - W8640 - 57 OTU. York is listed a pilot but you should also add Hopkins to this crash.

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    Ross,
    "Attacking" arrears ? Thanks for info on HOPKINS and all other goodies for today.
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    Henk.

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    Default Miles Master N7558

    I located the exact site of this aircraft at 08.54 this morning.

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 30th January 2012 at 23:40. Reason: typo with beer

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    Hello

    AC2 Harry COHEN - 1242931 - the Liverpool Echo of March 30th 1942 rported the following:

    AIRCRAFTMAN KILLED
    While walking to Pwllelhi on Sunday night, Aircraftman Harry Cohen, aged 34, of Marylebone, London, was knocked down and killed instantly by a motor vehicle travelling from behind. His friend, Corporal W. Taylor, was also struck, but escaped injury.


    LAC Eric SMITH - 1141673 - the Yorkshire Post of March 31st 1942 reported the following:

    Fairground Death
    "Accidental Death" was the verdict recorded at a Leeds inquest yesterday on Eric Smith (20), aircraftman, of 115 Austhorpe Road. Smith was injured through falling from a fairground roundabout when it was still in motion. A companion said Smith was trying to change his seat when the accident occurred.


    F/Sgt Frank H. WAKELING - 12197 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Princess Mary Hospital, Halton Camp.

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    Simon

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