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    Default F/O John Robert Teece.

    This airman was a Navigator with 196 Squadron which, at the time of his death on the 4th of April 1944, were engaged in airborne support duties and the dropping of supplies to the Resistance. I believe the Squadron were flying Stirling IV's at that time.

    I would be grateful if anyone could provide information regarding the circumstances in which he died.

    Thank you.

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    Kevin Mears.

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    The following is taken from 'Though Without Anger' - Colin Cummings.

    4 April 1944
    196 Squadron.
    Stirling IV LJ842

    The aircraft was engaged in a large glider exercise, code named Exercise Dream, which involved some 140 gliders being towed off from Keevil and carrying a large component of the 1st Air Landing Brigade. This combination descended through cloud and whilst low flying the tug aircraft struck a tree and about 15 minutes later stalled, possibly because the port outer engine had failed, and crashed one mile south west of Romsey.

    Crew.
    W/O. J H. Lees. RAAF.
    Sgt. S. Claypole.
    Sgt. S. Meera.
    F/S. K. Payne. RAAF.
    F/O. J R. Teece.
    F/S. J T. Wilkinson.


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    Peter.
    Last edited by peter; 18th April 2009 at 09:47.

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