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    Default Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    Hello ,

    On april 12 1944 Sgt Sgt Backaert Georges Edouard Louis Leon ( Belgian ) born 6 Jan 1924 Beijing, Beijing Municipality, China was killed in East Lothian, Scotland when he was with 7 (P) A.F.U .Does someone has some info who he lost his live.

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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    Alain,
    Presume this guy only make the water more muddy?
    Georges Edward Backaert 1424876 1942 Royal Air Force
    Deaths Q2 1944 Backaert, Georges E, 20, Peterbro' 3b 241
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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    Hello ,

    Indeed this the man i was searching for , according to a newspaper from Antwerp dated november 9 1956 he was one of the 21 Belgians casualties who arrived in the port of Antwerp. He rest now at the Belgian Aviators cemetery at Evere Brussels. What does 7(p) AFU means ?

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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    Alain,

    No. 7 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit.

    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C271466

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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    Hello

    According to the 'World War II Index to Allied Airmen Roll of Honour, 1939-1945' on ancestry.co.uk he was killed in a Miles Master III, serial unknown, which dived into the ground 1 mile north west of Northborough, Northamptonshire, during a solo training flight.

    That would make it Master III DM177, on the RAFCommands database here:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=DM177

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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    He was discussed on a thread here some time back,it is always worth running a search on the archives here, using the search functions at the top of the screen

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...4597#post74597
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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    On Wed 12 Apr 1944 Peterborough/Westwood (7(P)AFU) was on the NW side of a High centred over NW Italy. The area was partly cloudy, with good vis, and a light to fresh SW’ly wind.
    The impact location seems to have been near the (then) village of Market Deeping at GE 52.665793 -0.312879. The A 15 Lincoln Road would have been (is!) a prominent landmark in the area.
    1424876 is in the Block 1424801-1425000 (Belgians) issued early 1942.
    I grew up in WW2 1 mile from RAF Westwood!
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    Default Re: Sgt Backaert 7 (P ) A.F.U. Killed april 12 1944

    Hello to All,
    Mni tks for all the replies! Presume somebody will update our db(s)?
    It can be a bit boring feeding the numbers through the various site dbs, but occasionally one finds an "oddity" which needs investigating.
    This all started with Backaert. He was lost in an area that I grew up in. As a boy I fished in the rivers/streams thereabouts. I have flown over it myself. So today was an interesting day. Thankyou!
    Tomorrow may not be so interesting????????
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    Meteorology is a science; good meteorology is an art!
    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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