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    Default P/O. J G. King RAF. Died 20/01/1954

    Looking for the details related to the loss of the following airman.

    Any help would be appreciated

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    Peter


    P/O.Joseph Gordon King - 584290 - RAF died 20 January 1954

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    He was based at RAF Celle (Germany). 16 Squadron were based there around that time and they lost Vampire WA173, lost due to bad weather.

    But confirmation that King was the pilot required

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    Thanks Amrit, its a start

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    Hi
    If it's any help, Vampire WA173 crashed near Meitze, approx 20km from Celle. King's death was recorded at Hannover, approx 20km away from Meitze in a different direction
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    Peter

    Did you manage to obtain any details in regard to the loss of JG King?
    I would be interested in your findings

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    Peter,

    ASN has very little, simply 'Dived into ground in bad weather'; nothing in The Times There is a photo of the aircraft in happier times at http://sg-etuo.de/Visiting-Aircraft/RAF-No3-Sqn.

    Brian

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    Hi

    'Category Five' by Colin Cummings confirms King was flying WA173

    Malcolm

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    The information that I have is that he was flying as No. 4 in a section of four aircraft detailed to carry out a snake climb through cloud+

    The aircraft stalled.

    Steve
    Last edited by holcrosj; 14th September 2015 at 20:18.

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    Malcolm

    Are you positive of the aircraft WA173?

    Steve
    Last edited by holcrosj; 14th September 2015 at 20:37.

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    That's what Colin has in the book, which I assume he took from the F1180

    Malcolm

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