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    Default AC2s Beedie, T.S - 1573866 & Botcher, R.B -1835484

    Hi All

    The above were U/T Pilots at No. 1 BFTS, Terrell, Texas and died on 03/09/45

    Please can anyone supply details of the accidents?

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    Aubrey

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    This is what it says in "The Royal Air Force in Texas: training British pilots in Terrell"

    "A final, albeit premature, memorial service took place on September 3, 1945, at the Oakland Memorial Cemetery for the eighteen RAF cadets buried there. That afternoon an AT-6 failed to return from a cross-country flight to San Marcos, Texas. Searchers found the wreckage of the Harvard in Lake Travis near Austin the next day. Thomas Beedie and Raymond Botcher joined their comrades in the Oakland Memorial Cemetery. The first cadet fatality had occurred before the United States entered the war, and the last two fatalities occurred after the war ended."

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    Default AC2s Beedie, T.S - 1573866 & Botcher, R.B -1835484

    Thank you, Amrit, for your speedy response and for the quotation

    The fact that these airmen crashed on a cross country on 3 September was really tough because I believe that training there ceased three days later

    Regards,
    Aubrey

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