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    Default Flt Lt Harold Dee Mackey

    Can anyone please help with details regarding the loss of the above 47 Squadron pilot (J/23322), died April 10, 1945, flying The Hump?
    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2222351
    For family members.
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    Robert

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    The Squadron were flying Beaufighters at the time I think.

    http://www.raf.mod.uk/organisation/47squadron.cfm

    F/Lt Albert Smith RAFVR died the same day from 47 Squadron and is buried in an adjacent grave.

    Their names are listed in Flight magazine RAF Casualty lists as Killed on Active Service. That woudl indicate a possible crash during a training flight as opposed to a combat mission.

    As MacKey is Canadian have the family ordered his service record from their national Archives, should tell them all and more of what they want:
    Personnel Records Unit,
    Library and Archives Canada,
    395 Wellington Street,
    Ottawa,
    ON K1A 0N3
    Fax: (613) 947 8456


    http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/genealogy/022-909.007-e.html
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Robert

    From AB Serials

    On this date Beaufighter X KW315 of 47s crashed on take-off from Khumbir due to incorrect tail trim fitting and burnt out

    dg

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    Many thanks, Dennis.
    My error - somehow I jumped to the conclusion he was a transport pilot hence my reference to The Hump.
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    Thanks, DG.
    Wondering if Flt Lt Smith (per Dennis's post) was Mackey's crewman?
    Regards:
    Robert

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