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    Hi Henk,

    Master II - DL128 - 17 (P)AFU - collided with Master DL342 while changing formation; abandoned and crashed , Quanea Hill, 1 mile E of Ely, Cambridge.
    Master II - DL342 - 17 (P)AFU - refer to Master DL128.

    Both sgt pilots, flying solo abandoned by parachute. No reported injuries.

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    Hello

    P/O (Pilot) James D. CRABBE - 119539 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 7 (P) A.F.U., so possibly linked to Master DL401?

    S/Ldr (Pilot) David J. HAMILTON - 72160 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 1 C.A.C.U. - was he in Spitfire P8333? A.S.N. reckons so (usual caveats etc)

    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=141951

    AC1 Eric J. TAUNTON - 1196524 - the Western Morning News of November 11th 1942 reported the following:

    CADET IS FOUND DEAD
    Tragic Inquest Story At Sidmouth
    Evidence that he worried about a brother who was a prisoner of war, fearing that he would be put into chains, was given at the inquest yesterday on Eric John Taunton, aged 21, a cadet, who was found shot through the head at a Sidmouth hotel lavatory on Monday morning.
    The Coroner (Mr. C. N. Tweed) returned a verdict that death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while the balance of the mind was disturbed. He expressed sympathy with the parents.


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    Simon

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