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    Default Blackburn B20 V8914 Crash 7th April 1940

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    Trying to fully ID all crew I have

    Pilot Flt Lt Henry Bailey (#24195) Killed (body recovered) Circa 1901/1902 - 1940
    Pax

    Ivan Mark Waller Parachuted survived (1906-1996)
    Fred Weeks Parachuted survived (1914 - to 1977)

    The 2 other crew I can't fully ID BMD..

    Samuel McMillan (Missing) ? - 1940 Possibly 1909/1910
    Duncan Roberts Killed (Missing) ? - 1940

    Thanks Paul
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    Default Re: Blackburn B20 V8914 Crash 7th April 1940

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    From the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website:

    ROBERTSON Duncan McNaught
    Aircraft Assembler - Charge Hand
    Married
    Died about 12.05 p.m. April 7th in that part of the sea known as the Firth of Clyde about 1.8 miles west of Cumbrae Lighthouse, county of Bute
    Usual residence 23 Geils Avenue, Dumbarton
    Male, aged 30
    Son of Nathaniel Robertson (deceased) and Catherine Robertson, m.s. McNaught
    Cause of death: through a seaplane on which he was flying a test flight falling into the sea, body not found, as per finding of Sheriff Substitute at Fatal Accident Inquiry

    McMILLAM Samuel
    Foreman Mecahnical Engineer
    Married
    Died about 12.05 p.m. April 7th in that part of the sea known as the Firth of Clyde about 1.8 miles west of Cumbrae Lighthouse, county of Bute
    Usual residence 47 High Mains Avenue, Dumbarton
    Male, aged 30
    Son of Samuel Bell McMillan, insurance agent and Mary McMillan, m.s. McStay
    Cause of death: through a seaplane on which he was flying a test flight falling into the sea, body not found, as per finding of Sheriff Substitute at Fatal Accident Inquiry

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    Last edited by wwrsimon; 10th November 2021 at 13:36. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Blackburn B20 V8914 Crash 7th April 1940

    Simon thanks for this - I wondered if their had been a mistake in names and this has been confirmed now thanks to you

    This wrong info is on all sources on the crash online IT WAS RIGHT ON BBC antiques roadshow which covered this in April this year - alway good to double check sources !

    Ps can you confirm McMillaM or McMillaN ?

    Thanks again Paul


    Note; BBC antiques roadshow has Robertson see (UK Only)

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod...3-newby-hall-2


    Circa 44 minutes in
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    Default Re: Blackburn B20 V8914 Crash 7th April 1940

    Sorry, Paul it is indeed McMillan - sorry for spelling his (and your) name incorrectly...!

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