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    Default Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    Anyone know one that fits please ?

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    Jon

    Was someone killed ?? Can you provide a name(s) please

    Lincs, East Midlands and East Anglia ones


    August 7th 1944
    P1519. Albemarle ST I of 42 OTU Ashbourne. O/s ldg at base, swung, u/c collapsed.
    MJ413 Spitfire IX of 1 FPP White Waltham, Berks. Stalled after t/o fm Ratcliffe on the Wreake. 1k
    NT202. Mosquito VI of 617 Sqn Woodhall Spa. Wing detached during a climbing turn over Wainfleet
    range. 2k.

    KB202. Mosquito BXX of 139 Sqn Upwood. Hit ground on o/s in fog at base DBF. 2k.
    41-31376. Vengeance A-35B of 1 GpTTFlt USAAF Sutton Bridge Lincs. Belly-landed at North
    Pickenham, DBF.
    [42-8402. Thunderbolt P-47D of 5 ERSqn USAAF Boxted. Collided with below on ldg at base.
    [42-74664. Thunderbolt P-47D of 5 ERSqn USAAF Boxted. Collided with above on ldg at base.
    42-52565. Liberator B-24H of 467 BG USAAF Rackheath. Lost return Ghent, C/L at Honeycombe,
    Salhouse N. 8k.
    42-97790. Fortress B-17G of 385 BG USAAF Great Ashfield. Crashed on ldg at base.
    43-9723. Havoc A-20G of 409 BG USAAF Little Walden. Accident taxying at base
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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    Yes sure , sorry , Terken . 2 squadron

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    FLIGHT SERGEANT
    Pierre Jean Louis Terken
    Service Number: 1319202
    Regiment & Unit/Ship
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    2 Sqdn.

    Date of Death
    Died 08 July 1944

    Age 23 years old



    8th July 1944 X7630. Beaufighter If of 51 OTU Cranfield, Beds. Caught fire in the air, blew up nr Collyweston

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    You are the solver ! All I could find was he crashed !

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    Can you work any aircraft magic on Laing Meason 28/10/44 . He crashed just north of Northolt, but that all I can find

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    Looked before for Laing Meason 28/10/44 . But nothing...

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    I think Iíll add him with what I know , see if anything jogs at some time ?

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    P B Laing-Meason Grave registration form gives unit as 83 GSU

    http://www.airhistory.org.uk/spitfire/_prodn%20list.txt
    RM649 XIV CHA G65 33MU 10-6-44 91Sq 14-7-44 83GSU 5-10-44 FACE 28-10-44
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default Re: Aircraft crash near RAF Collyweston on 7th August 1944

    Hmmm I wonder if that was the aircraft involved ? Looks to fit !
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