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    Default W/C J W. McGuire AFC.

    Looking for any details relating to the service and events leading to the loss of this airman.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Regards
    Peter.

    Name: McGUIRE, JOHN WILLIAM
    Initials: J W
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Wing Commander
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Age: 30
    Date of Death: 24/03/1942
    Service No: 34211
    Awards: A F C
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 3.
    Cemetery: SOUTHAMPTON CREMATORIUM

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    DATE: March 24, 1942
    TAKE-OFF POINT: Boscombe Down, Wilts
    CRASH LOCATION: Lytchett Minster, Dorset
    AIRCRAFT TYPE & SERIAL: Consolidated Liberator Mk II AL546
    CREW FATALITIES: Wg Cdr J.M. McGuire AFC, OC Performance Test Squadron A&AEE (Wg Cdr McGuire was later awarded a posthumous Bar to his AFC)
    PURPOSE OF TEST FLIGHT: Performance test flight involving partial climbs
    ACCIDENT DETAIL: Electrical faults were experienced, then the starboard outer engine overspeeded and caught fire. The crew, unable to operate the fire extinguishers, were ordered by the Wing Commander to bale out. All did so successfully just before the aircraft began to disintegrate. The Wing Commander was unable to bale out and died in the crash

    http://www.testflyingmemorial.com/1940-45.htm

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    Many thanks Amrit, as always.

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    Peter.

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