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    Default 59 OTU Jan 1943 Hurricane P3411

    Does anyone have access to 59 OTU ORB please.

    F1180 has that it crashed 2 miles n/e of RAF Acklington 14/01/1943
    Pilot R105276 Richard Davies Maynard RCAF.

    death cert has as 2miles n/e of Acklington areodrome Alnwick road.

    Having looked at this, this road must be the 1068 from Togston to Amble (the original alnwick road) as on war time maps to present date this is the only road 2miles n/e.

    also 2 miles n/e on this road is the site of Short Sterling EH880 01/12/1943


    I am looking for any more info Sqn + a/c id. etc

    many thanks

    Chris

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    Chris

    Stirling III, EH 880, AA-J of 75S crashed into a farmhouse at Cliff House Farm, North Togston, near Acklington. Six fatalities on the a/c plus five children from the house.

    A/c was returning from a mining trip when it undershot a landing at Acklington.

    (Chorley and Northumberland Aviation Diary)

    HTH

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    Dave,
    I am fully aware of the EH880 site having visited it several times, My point was that in & around the same location is the site of P3411.

    EH880 is well documented & remembered because of the high loss of civilian & military life in such a rural area.

    Cliff House farm along with Bank Top Farm both within 600M of each other were destroyed by Opencast minning on the left hand side of 'The Alnwick road' (2miles n/e Raf Acklington) towards Amble.

    I am trying to establish the exact site of P3411

    Thanks for your reply

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 6th May 2009 at 20:07.

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    Hi Gents just bringing this back to the front, If anypne has information regarding this crash from the 59 OTU would be a great help no matter how small.

    Thank you

    Chris

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    Hi Chris,

    ORB has nothing more only the entry:
    14th Fine. Flying 0900 - 1700. Sgt Maynard killed in flying accident.

    This single line entry is typical for all days.

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    Ross
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