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    Default FAA crash 12.09.1945

    Hello all,
    Im looking for any info about crash of unknown FAA aircraft on 12.09.1945 over Heston, near London. Aircraft was piloted by (T) Lt. Herbert WALSH (RNVR) from 799 squadron stationed at HMS Daedalus station.
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    Milan

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    Milan

    Firefly I Z2051 CTO Heston.

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    DaveW

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    Dave,

    thank you for identification of type of aircraft from this crash.

    Could anybody provide me with information about circumstances of this accident? Any info about Lt. Herbert WALSH will be also warmly appreciated.

    TIA

    Milan

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    Milan

    A bit more information from 'FAA a/c 1939-1945', Sturtivant & Burrow

    Z2051 NF.II Delvd Lee 11/12/44; 798S Lee 3.45; 799S Lee ('L8A'). EF on to, turned over. dived in 1/2 mile E of Heston a/f, Cat ZZ 12.9.45 (S/L H Walsh killed).

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    Thanks Dave again.

    Could you be so kind and explain me what does it mean CTO Heston?
    L8A - individual letters of this Firefly from 799 squadron?

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    Milan

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    Hello,

    In Air-Britain's book, CTO usually stands for "crashed on take-off".

    EF is short for Engine Failure.

    Indeed 'L8A' is the code painted on the plane, in addition to her serial number.

    Joss

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    Hi Joss,

    thank you very much for explanation. Any idea about pilot?

    wbw

    Milan

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