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Thread: Sgt John Evan Thomas (Pilot) - 1836183 - Died 3/7/45 - Buried Matsqui Cem, Canada

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    Default Sgt John Evan Thomas (Pilot) - 1836183 - Died 3/7/45 - Buried Matsqui Cem, Canada

    Hi again to everyone,

    Please, can anyone provide me with information about the above airman and his demise on this date. Same format as previous threads:-

    Base;

    Aircraft Flown/Flown in;

    Serial No and Code;

    Possible Crashsite.

    Or if his demise was not due to a flying incident then any other information will be gratefully received.

    Cheers and kindest regards.

    Steve.

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    Default Sergeant John Evan Thomas

    Liberators KG880 and KH107 collided on runway at No.5 OTU, Abbotsford, British Columbia, 3 July 1945. Three men escaped from blazing wreckage, nine killed (source: "The Liberator and Fortress", Canada's Wings, 1975). Casualties (all RAF were)

    ALLAN, F/O Arthur K.
    AVERY, Sgt Robert H.
    BATLEY, F/O Trevor
    GUNTER, P/O Peter F.
    MORRIS, F/O Garnet W.
    MURPHY, Sgt John William
    SINCLAIR, F/L John A.
    SUGGATE, Sgt Alfred C.
    THOMAS, Sgt John Evan

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    Default Sergeant John Evan Thomas

    Hi Hugh,

    Thanks for that brilliant piece of information, nice one. But do you know which aircraft Sgt Evans was in or is that going a bit too far? If not known that is ok, I can enter both Serials with a note to say why.

    Thanks again.

    Regards.

    Steve.

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