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    Hi All

    Some more queries for this date

    KEITH, JOHN RAINSFORD; Sgt R/76075

    was he flying Hurricane, BD941 which in a night forced landing?

    MORRIS, DOUGLAS GRANVILLE; Flt Lt C/1190
    OGILVIE, JAMES MANSON; Flt Lt C/1207

    Assuming the above two were fling Tiger Moth, R4952 and Tomahawk, AH747 which collided near Odiham, who was flying which?

    LAWRIE, ANDREW; Sgt 403607

    was he killed aboard Defiant N1705 of No 60 OTU at North Berwick?

    All the best

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    Malcom,

    Re: Lawrie.

    Sun 8 Feb 1942
    FIGHTER COMMAND
    Formation flight
    60 Operational Training Unit, RAF (East Fortune, East Lothian - 81 Group)

    Defiant I N1705 - took off piloted by Sgt T Lawrence, RAF, but shortly afterwards the weather deteriorated. Later the pilot reported over the r/t that he had 'hit something' while flying in cloud. Although a wing was badly damaged he indicated he could still maintain some control over the aircraft. However, on approach to base at 1300 control was lost and the Defiant rolled at low altitude, crashed and caught fire near North Berwick, 3 and a half miles north of East Fortune. The two crew are buried at Haddington.

    Air Gunner: NZ403607 Sgt Andrew LAWRIE, RNZAF - Age 21. 53hrs.

    See:
    For Your Tomorrow:A Record of New Zealanders who have Died while Serving with the RNZAF and Allied Air Services Since 1915. Volume One: Fates 1915 - 1942.
    Martyn,Errol W.
    Christchurch:Volplane Press,1998.
    p.179

    Col.
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    Thanks Col

    I didn't notice Lawrie was RNZAF I could have checked the book myself.

    Malcolm

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    Morris & Ogilvie confirmed in They Shall Grow Not Old.

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    Hi John

    Does the book state who was in which?

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    OGILVY on the Tiger Moth. His passenger also killed in the incident was Capt Morgan C. HAWKINS - Canadian Army Dental Corps.
    Regards,
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    Malcolm,
    KEITH confirmed in "They Shall Grow Not Old" - page 379 (Allison) on BD941. Quote:
    "Ran out of fuel and crashed at Nash Farm, Nash Hill, Flax Morton, Clapton, Wiltshire".
    Air Britain latest edition BA100-BZ999: Quote:
    "Became lost on searchlight co-operation; ran out of fuel and hit trees in forced landing, Nash Farm, Flax Marten, Clapton-in-Gordano, Somerset".
    Regards,
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    Thank again Henk

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