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    Default 2nd Lt. Clifford Leggett, USAAF, KIFA UK

    Gentlemen,

    On 21 June 1943, 1/Lt. Clifford Leggett, a law student from Mississippi prior to the war, was returning to Acklington, Northumberland where the 416th Night Fighter Squadron, USAAF was training. He flew a cross-country flight to Hendon and on return crashed at 1005 hours just west of Walkworth Castle, four miles from the base. The Bristol Beaufighter was demolished and Lt. Leggett killed. He was buried at the American Military Cemetery (Brookwood Cemetery), Brookwood Station, Surrey.

    Does anyone know the Beau's serial number or have further information surrounding the fatal crash?

    Norman Malayney
    Last edited by norman malayney; 28th December 2007 at 17:23. Reason: proper grammar

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    Norman,
    Beaufighter V8769 believed to have suffered engine failure, due to fuel shortage. Crashed near WARKWORTH, Northumberland. (South East of Amble).
    Regards, Doug.

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    Dear Doug,

    Thank you very much for the information. It is greatly appreciated.

    Norman Malayney

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    Doug Cuthbertson Guest

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    That's OK, Norman. Are you aware that Clifford is now buried in The American Cemetery, Madingley, Cambridgeshire, UK? Location; Plot F, Row 5, Grave 70.
    Doug.

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