Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: 411218 - Unaccounted airman - 18-12-1941 (Kenya)

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Unaccounted airman - 18-12-1941 (Kenya)

    Who has more info on aircraft and serial on which F/O (Pilot/Instr.) Tom A. DARLING - 42325 (from Canada) was killed. Unit was the FTS at Nakuru and this is also the place where F/O Darling was buried.
    Regards,
    Henk.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    From AB Serials (T1000-V9999)

    On 18-Dec-41 Blenheim IV V5576 of 70OTU collided with V6434 3 miles (5km) west of Nakuru and burnt out. V6434 survived the collision

    dg

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,459
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts

    Default

    Is he F/O Alex Thomas DARLING and listed in Nakuru North Cemetery Grave 356, per the CWGC, initials the other way around.

    Also there for same date:
    Sgt. M H Genney 958798 Grave 355
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 25th February 2009 at 17:10. Reason: Added Genney
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,639
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Warner states that both Darling and Genney were in V5576. No names attached to the other aircraft so presumably safe. Warner has this aircraft as 'Z'6434.

    A

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Upminster, Essex.
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Unaccounted airman - 18-12-1941 (Kenya)

    Hi Henk

    There were two crew on board both killed.

    42325. F/O A.T. Darling, RAF. Pilot +
    958798. Sgt M.H. Genney, RAF (VR). WOp/AG +

    Took off Nakuru, Kenya. On an Operational Training formation flight. Collided with Z6430 and crashed 4km west of Nakuru, Kenya. Both crew members are buried in Nakuru War Cemetery, Kenya (Graves 355,356).

    Pel

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Upminster, Essex.
    Posts
    42
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Henk

    ops, I missed out the serial number. V5576, 70 OTU. 18/12/1941.

    Pel

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks all for 'wiping out' this black spot in my files. Will inform Canadian friends regarding a/c type and serial.
    Regards,
    Henk.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •