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    Default Halifax PP349 1665 HCU 10/5/1946

    Does anyone have any further information on the crew of the above plane lost due to fire on an air test. There appears to be nothing in Chorley. I have the pilot S/L Kenneth Stammers DFC, AFC, DFM,probably Flight Engineer F/O W.I. Harvey, probably Wop. W/O D.R. Jones. According to information I have received there was one more crew loss and 3 ground crew, one of which was LAC John Simpson.

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    Alan Smith wrote on rafcommands back in 2004:

    "According to Final Landings by Colin Cummings, Stammers was flying Halifax PP349 of 1665 HCU which caught fire in the air while returning to base and during a turn to port entered a spiral dive from which it did not recover and crashed 2 miles SW of Linton-on-Ouse.
    Also killed in the crash were W/O D.R. Roberts, F/O W.I. Harvey, F/Sgt S. Fox, LAC J.C. Simpson, LAC G. Pritchard and LAC H. Sharling"

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=3958&forum=DCForumID 6&archive=yes

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    Kiran
    Thank you

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    1665HCU was a Heavy Transport CU at the time, thus not featured in Chorley.

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    Thanks Errol. I had forgotten about Transport Command still having HCUs.

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