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    Default 115 SqdnHarrow Bomber Crash 22/10/1938

    A Harrow Bomber of 115 Squadron R.A.F crashed into an orchard in the village of Halewood near Liverpool on the evening of 22/10/1938.Three of the crew parachuted to safety the fourth crash landed the plane. Can anyone add anything else to the event.

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    Hi,
    This would be Harrow K7019 from Marham, crash-landed near Halewood on 21/10/38 after port engine failed. Pilot ordered crew to abandon a/c all landed safely, but he stayed and put it down in a field near Halewood without injury.
    Pilot, Sgt E.F. Lines.
    Nav, Sgt G. Satherly.
    Fitter, LAC A.E. Bowes.
    2nd Nav, F/O J.F. Newman.
    W/Op, AC1 R.C.J. Pilgrim.
    Last edited by AlanW; 25th June 2009 at 15:25.

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    Alan thanks for the information regarding the Harrow bomber and it,s crew. i had the pilots name from a newspaper article but not the rest of them, i wonder if they survived the war ?

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    Hi
    I've ammended my previous post as i put the wrong name down, instead of A.E. Roberts it should have been A.E. Bowes. At this moment i can tell you that of this crew....
    G. Satherly and J.F. Newham seem to have survived the war, as does A.E Bowes, who was with 51sqdn when shot down on 11/08/40 and survived as pow.
    E.F. Lines died with 9sqdn on 01/05/44.
    R.C.J. Pilgrim was still with 115sqdn when he died on 16/05/40.

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    Alan thanks for going the extra mile. How sad that some of the crew were killed in the oncoming war having survived their lucky escape.

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