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    Hello All,

    Does anyone have a time of loss / crash for this Mosquito?

    TIA,

    Mark

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    Mark
    The 105 Squadron ORB Form 540 for May 13 has the following:
    13.5.44 Day On returning to Bourn aircraft Ĉ (bar over C) crashed on the circut and the crew (F/L Clayes DFC and F/O Deighton) were killed.
    The next entry permanantly awards both the Path Finder Badge
    The Form 541 has:
    12/13.5.44 Mosquito XVI ML978 F/L N. Clayes DFC, F/O Deighton [Target] Chateaudun [Up] 22.05 [Down] 01.12., primary attacked, Aircraft crashed on return. Crew killed
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    Dave Wallace

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    Thanks Dave - I don't suppose the ORB mentions any of the aircraft having been (unsucessfully) attacked by an intruder, does it?

    Thanks again,

    Mark

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    Hi Mark
    According to Chorley the loss occured as a result of a Verey pistol discharging in the cockpit and the aircraft crashed in Madlingley Cambridgeshire. No mention of any intruder activity in the Squadron ORB but is the type of thing that would more likely be mentioned in the station ORB which I do not have.
    While this may sound like an odd occurence, my father came very close to losing his life when a Verey pistol almost discharged in the cockpit on an Oboe leader op to Duisburg Nov.30/44. after an explosive decompression.
    Dave Wallace
    Last edited by David Wallace; 10th September 2009 at 01:09.

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    Thanks again Dave.

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