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    Default F/Lt David de Bower BANHAM VR100066

    Hello all,
    Could anyone please help ID how this airman died.
    He died on 10-9-43 and is buried at Upavon Cemetery.Row A, Grave 3.
    His wife lived in Wheathampstead, Herts.
    'Flight' reported on 2-12-43 that F/Lt D de B Banham died of wounds or injuries received in action.
    During this period Upavon had 7 FIS and 1537 BATF stationed there.
    Any help welcome.
    Roy

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    Hi LL,

    Banham, A/Flt Lt D de B. is listed as Killed On Active Service, in both The Times Nov 22, 1943 and Flight Dec 2, 1943 p.626.

    Also buried Upavon Cemetery (in adjacent grave), same date of death - 1317750 Sgt (Pilot) Howard John BURKHARD RAFVR

    Might make it a bit easier to pin him down.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 3rd August 2009 at 15:07. Reason: minor correction

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    Hi there Digger,
    Hope you are well.
    Thanks for the info on the announcement of his death.
    Hopefully his death registration will help.
    Thanks,
    Roy

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    Oxford EB98 of 7 FIS collided with Lancaster JA894 of AAEE whilst landing at High Post. The Lanc was turning for its fourth positioning error run over the airfield.

    In addition to Banham and Burkhard, naval cadet JN bates was killed in the Oxford. In the Lanc. pilot FJ Robinson, F/E JW Bamber and test observer R Stevenson were also killed.

    UK Flight Testing Accidents 1940/71

    regards

    DaveW

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    Default Attn DaveW

    Was the Oxford serial EB981 ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    DaveW,
    I've no J.N. BATES on my list for this date; couldn't find him either on the CWGC website.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk

    Apologies for the typo, Oxford serial was EB981. No explanation why Bates is not on CWGC, UKFTA is quite clear in naming six deaths between the two a/c.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Default F/Lt Banham

    Hello
    Thats fantastic, thanks to you, Col, Dave W, and Henk.
    What a sad finding to the story. F/Lt Banham is another Oakham Old Boy whose story can now go on the Roll of Honour.
    Thanks gents.

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    RE: Bates - as a Cadet he would still, technically, be a civilian, and as he wasn't killed by enemy action then I doubt he would have been eligible for CWGC inclusion

    It would be interesting to find out his age.

    A

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    Hi Amrit,

    John N Bates death is registered in Salisbury aged 14. I checked Bamber and he is also registered in Salisbury, so this must be the young 'man'.

    Cheers, Tom

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