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    Default Sgt. Richard John Taylor, R/203228 RCAF - 13 June 1944

    After months of searching for this fellow in vain (his forenames were reversed in a list I was given) I have finally found him. I have tried using Geoff's CWGC search engine to find the rest of the crew but he doesn't appear for some reason even though he is in the CWGC files.

    I am unable to consult any of the references at the moment but I do have the death certificate. Could someone please give me the a/c and crew details of this A/G's "flying accident"?

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    David

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    Hi
    From Chorley Bomber Command Losses Vol 7, Taylor died when a Wellington of 28 OTU crashed in Staffordshire on a X-Country flight.
    The a/c was Wellington X, LP397, 28 OTU and took off from Castle Donington at 1447, it crashed at 1512 after coming out of cloud in a steep dive, at Mayfield, Staffordshire.The crew:-
    F/O J Star
    F/O G D W Buchanan RCAF
    Sgt W C Davis RCAF
    Sgt J F Potts
    Sgt R J Taylor RCAF
    Sgt J J U Stevens RCAF
    Star is recorded by Chorley as coming from Yarmouth, Nova Scotia but is not shown as RCAF
    Regards
    Dick

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    28 Operational Training Unit

    Wellington X LP397

    F/O. J. Star
    F/O GDW Buchanan RCAF
    Sgt WC Davis RCAF
    Sgt JF Potts
    Sgt RJ Taylor RCAF
    Sgt JJU Stevens RCAF


    Cheers

    Eddie

    My turn to come 2nd!! Rest was deleted owing to my mistake!
    Last edited by Eddie Fell; 21st January 2009 at 17:01.

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    Many thanks for the info guys. That's another one of my Malvern mysteries cleared up.
    Last edited by dfuller52; 21st January 2009 at 17:26. Reason: addt'l info
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    The RCAF members of the crew are buried in adjacent graves at Brookwood with the two RAF crew members buried at different cemeteries.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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