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    Hi All

    Confirmation needed for:

    ARNOLD, NATHANIEL; WO 745549 - was he flying Master III, W8571 of No 5 SFTS which dived into the ground at Chetwynd Heath, he is registered in Wellington.

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    Malcolm

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    Hello Malcolm

    According to the website below he was flying W8757

    http://www.lentontimes.co.uk/current.htm

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    Martyn

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    Hi Martyn

    According to the Air Britain W1000-Z9999 serial register, W8757 was in a blackout block and was therefore never issued to an aircraft. The same same source confirms W8571 as the one that crashed at Chetwynd.

    Malcolm

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    Malcolm,
    W8571 confirmed "For Your Tomorrow" Vol.1 page 183 (Errol Martyn): quote:
    Spun off a steep turn at low altitude at 1100, almost recovered, but struck trees and crashed at Chetwynd Heath, Glos. Also killed:
    126992 Lt Thomas FOSTER-BARHAM, 1st Bn, The Black Watch (Royal Highland Regiment), attached RAF. He was from New Zealand and aged 22.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Thanks Henk

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