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    Default P/O M.E. Tayler RCAF # J16534 95 Sqn Died 28/11/42

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    "Can anyone help me with the identity of a 95 Squadron Sunderland that
    crashed in the Bunce River, Sierra Leone, 28th November 1942. The date
    may be a few days out, it was the date of death of the Canadian
    navigator, J16534 P/O M.E. Tayler who died of injuries sustained in the
    accident.
    I see no obvious candidate in the Air-Britain serial number books."

    Can anyone supply an ID for this?? Thanks

    Paul

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    DV975 crashed on that date. Taken from Air Britain

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    John

    Thanks

    Paul

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    Hi Gents,

    The aircraft was DV975

    Coded H

    F/L de K P H Bocock
    F/L J R Steer
    P/O R L Leech
    F/Sgt M E Tayler RCAF
    Sgt J J Crosbie
    Sgt W F Searl
    Sgt W A Hogg
    Sgt R Irvine
    Sgt C L Hadwell
    F/Sgt T W Robinson
    F/L A Webb-Jones

    Training, RAF Jui, Took off 15:35 hrs

    Crashed into the Bunce River, Jui, Sierra Leone at 18:05 hrs after an exercise with an RAF HSL. All those killed are buried in King Tom Cemetery, Freetown, Sierra Leone.

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    Ross

    Thanks for all the details

    Paul

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    Default Sunderland Flying Boat DV975

    RE:- 538143 F/Sgt T.W.Robinson

    I am the sole surviving relative of the above named, who was my late motherís brother,

    Sgt Robinson was killed in action 28th November 1942 whilst serving with 95th Squadron, West African Force and was buried with military honours at KING TOM cemetery, Freetown, Sierra, Leone West Africa on 30th November 1942.

    I am in possession of his RAF Observers and Air Gunners Flying Log Book, two photographs of his burial service and letter regarding his funeral from W/Com V.H. Furlong.

    I was delighted to read the above account of what happened on the 28th November 1942

    I will be happy to send copies of the letter and photographs to any interesred parties

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    Geoffery

    Thanks for the additional information

    Paul

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    Hello Paul
    Thanks for your note. Did you find out how the crash was caused?
    Regards
    Geoff

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    Hello Geoffrey and others,

    for some more information you ought too, if you have not done so already,

    request a copy of P/O M.E. Tayler RCAF # J16534's service record from the Canadian archives. Ask for documents in particular relating to the crash as well and Tayler's basic service file.

    Contact details are below:
    ATIP and Personnel Records Division
    Library and Archives Canada
    395 Wellington Street
    Ottawa, ON K1A 0N4
    Fax: 613-947-8456

    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-909.007-e.html
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    "Did you find out how the crash was caused?"

    The sum total of my knowledge is in this forum! Sorry...

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