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    Liberator I AM910 crashed on landing at RAF Nutts Corner, Northern Ireland on 13 April 1942, the aircraft was reduced to produce (scrapped)

    There is no mention of this incident in the 120 Squadron ORB.

    Can anyone please add more to these details, I'd be most interested in the crew list and any injuries sustained.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Hi Peter,

    The No.120 ORB is very suspect on losses. You need to look at quite a few sources to build up the full picture.

    S/L R T F Gates
    P/O H Campbell-Secord
    P/O Layton
    Sgt Clare
    Sgt Barthorpe
    Sgt Watson
    Sgt George
    Sgt Knight
    Sgt Crossey

    06/04/42
    Crashed on landing at 23:00 hrs when returning from an escort mission to the M/V Nottingham. The aircraft was badly damaged and later Struck Off Charge on the 13th.

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    Ross,

    Thanks for that,

    I have the entry for this crash in the 120 ORB and it has the details you state but the date of the crash is 6 November 1941. As the date of this crash in most cases seems to given as 13 April 1942 I thought the Lib might have been repaired after the mishap of 6 November and was involved in another crash landing at the later date, but obviously not.

    Sgt. Clare was my father.

    Once again Many thanks

    Regards Peter.

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    Crash date from the Form 78 is 6th April with SOC 7 days later on 13th April 1942.

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    Seems to a contradiction on this crash.

    No.120 Squadron ORB has 6 November 1941.
    My fathers log book has 6 November 1941.

    Form 78 has Reduced Spares Produce 13.4.42 No.11 R&SC. A/C. Co.

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    Hi Pater,

    don't want you make you more troubles by RAF Aircraft serials by Air Britain stated also 13.4.42:
    AM910 Crashed on landing, Nutts Cornes, 13.4.42.

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    Hi Ross/Peter
    Is the Sgt Watson listed by Ross the same as 749427 F/Sgt K H Watson lost on your fathers aircraft LV341 13 August 1942 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Kearns View Post
    Hi Ross/Peter
    Is the Sgt Watson listed by Ross the same as 749427 F/Sgt K H Watson lost on your fathers aircraft LV341 13 August 1942 ?
    Regards
    Tony K
    Hi Tony,

    Yes its the same airman. Sgt. George was an Wop/Ag on LV341 also.

    I strongly believe that the crash date for AM910 should read 6 November 1941 and not 6 April or 13 April 1942

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    Thanks for that Peter. In support for your belief regarding the loss date for AM910, the MV Nottongham was torpedoed on 7 November 1941 at 53.24 N and 31.51 W. (British Vessels Lost at Sea 1939-45)
    Best wishes
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    Thanks Tony,

    I agree with your date for the loss of Nottingham. I've just come up with the following info...

    7 November 1941.
    In the North Atlantic, the cargo liner Nottingham, 8,532 tons (Federal SN Co) the UK to Australia was sunk by U 74.

    'Britain's Sea War' - John M. Young.

    Looks like it was 6 November 1941 for AM910.

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    Peter.

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