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    Default 600 sqd Frederick C Cooper 1003497

    I am trying to find out any information that lead to the death of Aircraftman 2nd Class Frederick C Cooper 1003497 on 03/10/1940. Could anyone help with my request and is there any information on 600 Sqd?

    Any help would be appriciated.

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    Default Ac2 C.f. Cooper - 1003497

    Wop on Blenheim L4905/M. Also killed in the accident: P/O C.A. HOBSON - 42506 and Sgt D.E. HUGHES - NZ40920.

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    Henk.

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    Default thomas stone

    hi. wolves guy
    charles frederick cooper.
    was killed in a flying accident on the 03.10.40.
    he and the 2 other crew members p/o. c.a.hobson. and sgt. d.e. hughes.
    were all killed when their blenheim l4905 struck trees on high ground at forest row. sussex.
    during a rainstorm.
    there is a book on the history of 600 sqdn. titled gentlemen in blue.
    hope this helps.
    regards tom.

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    Thank you Henk and Tom, much appriciated.
    I will see if I can get my hands on a copy of the "Gentlemen in Blue"

    Frederick C Cooper was only aged 20 at his time of death, so he must have not been enlisted in the R.A.F for that long. It really does brings it home to you when you start thinking like that.

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    Dave

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    Dave,
    Yr man Enlisted in the block 965000 - 1149977 (Padgate, Lancs, Sep 1939).
    HTH
    Peter Davies

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    Thanks Pete,
    He was a local man, so I might see if I can get hold of some decendants ,and try and get his Service Records. I guess he would have never done any service oversea's,in his time and his medal entitelment would have been one or two medals.

    Dave

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    'Men of the Battle of Britain - Kenneth G Wynn'

    Charles Frederick COOPER
    1003497 AC2 Radar Operator 600 Sqn

    Cooper of Wolverhampton, joined the RAF (RAFVR) in June 1940 as an Aircrafthand. He volunteered for aircrew and after a short radar course he was posted to 600 Sqn at Redhill 26/9/1940.

    He was a member of the crew of Blenheim L4905 which had engine failure during a routine patrol in the early hours of 3/10/40. It crashed into trees on high ground at Broadstone Warren Forest Row, Sussex. The pilot P/O C.A Hobson : the gunner Sgt D.E Hughes and Cooper were all killed.

    Cooper is buried in Holy Trinity churchyard, Heath Town, Wolverhampton. He was 20 years old.

    He was one of a number of aircrew who flew on operations during the Battle of Britain without rank or flying badge !

    Plus picture !

    Mark

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    Thank you very much for that information Marks, it's really welcome.
    'Men of the Battle of Britain - Kenneth G Wynn' Is this where you got the information from and if so is the book still available?
    It sounds very interesting that he was one of a number of aircrew who flew on operations during the Battle of Britain without rank or flying badge.
    I'm not being ignorant I hope but what does plus picture mean at the bottom of your reply?

    Thank you so much for your input.

    Dave

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    What Mark means by 'Plus Picture' is that there is a photo of your man in Kenneth Wynn's book.
    It is indeed a very good book but I think it is out of print.
    I purchased a copy a few months ago from a bookshop in Canada and had it shipped to the UK. It wasn't very cheap, but it was worth it.
    Try www.bookfinder.com.
    Regards
    Andy

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    I bought my copy on ebay for 65 which was about the average price anywhere on the web. That was for the 1999 2nd edition (60th Anniversary). Copies seem to pop up fairly frequently.

    A

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