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    Default Anson loss, 13 May 1944

    Hi,

    On 14 May 1944 25 Ansons from 2 Air Navigation School, RCAF Station Charlotttown, Canada took off for a night flying excercise. The weather started to deteriorate and as a result three of the Ansons (11588, 11600 and 11687) failed to return. It would appear that the Anson, 11600, crashed into the sea off Newfoundland. The body of Leading Aircraftman John William Strachan Mathers was recovered on 4 June and that of Leading Aircraftman F Duncan on the 9. The other three crewmembers were never found.

    Would anyone know the names of the other three crewmembers?

    Any help apreciated.

    Alex

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    Default Anson loss, 13 May 1944

    COLLEY, LAC Ronald (RCAF) - Anson 11588
    EVES, LAC Kenneth (RAF) - Anson 11588
    POTTER, P/O William Duncan (RCAF, pilot) - Anson 11588
    STOIK, Corporal H.J. (RCAF) - Anson 11588


    DUNCAN, LAC Frank (RAF)- Anson 11600
    KILSBY, LAC Albert C. (RCAF) - Anson 11600 - name on Ottawa Memorai
    LOGAN, Corporall Carl Edgar (RCAF) - Anson 11600 -name on Ottawa Memorial
    MATHERS, LAC William J.S. (RAF) -Anson 11600
    MURCHIE, WO Allan C. (RCAF, pilot) - Anson 11600


    GILDEMASTER, Corporal N.B. (RCAF) - Anson 11687
    MURPHY, LAC Arthur V. (RCAF) - Anson 11687
    TRASK, WO Marion E. (RCAF, pilot) - Anson 11687
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    Hi Hugh,

    Many thanks for your speedy reply.

    I'm working on a Roll of Honour for a local school and LAC W J S Mathers is one of the names on it.

    Alex

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