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    Default Fg Off William Lee MAYO

    Does anybody have any information regarding events leading to the death of this officer on 9th May 1939?

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    Dave Molyneux

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    Dave

    The death of a William L Mayo aged 28 is registered at Northumberland Central in the 2nd qtr of 1939.

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    Numerous RAF crashes reported in The Times May-June but none involving Mayo so perhaps not a/c related?

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    Dave W, Pete,

    Thanks for your information, I had suspected that it was not aircraft crash related. The name and date were taken from the list posted by Errol.

    Some of the deaths listed are for retired? RAF officers who were serving with civil operators, which needs to be born in mind when cross checking.

    Dave Molyneux

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    Default Fg Off Willian Lee Mayo

    There were two incidents the day he died, which I have him 'penciled' in as a possible - Shark, L2349 of No 2 AACU, which crashed on take off in Plymouth Sound or Oxford, L4600 of No 2 FTS which crashed in a night forced landing?

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    5 years later an answer;


    William Lee Mayo, 28, a pilot from Auxiliary Air Force, was found dead across a transformer in a hangar Newcastle Aerodrome last night, where he was doing aerial survey of civil aerodromes for the Government. He had an electric drill in his hand, and death believed to have been caused by an electrio shock he was found by his machine a Puss Moth, in a hangar. He had been working on C.L. Air Surveys Ltd.. London. The discovery of his body was made by his co-pilot. Captain Lloyd
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    Thanks for clearing this one up Paul

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