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    Default Ball Frederick Charles - 50 Squadron

    Can anyone shine any light on this person please.

    Dyan


    BALL, FREDERICK CHARLES
    Initials: F C
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Sergeant (Air Gnr.)
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Unit Text: 50 Sqdn.
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 12/02/1944
    Service No: 1161312
    Additional information: Son of William Henry and Mary Anne Ball, of Erdington, Birmingham.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Row F. Grave 3.
    Cemetery: ERDINGTON (SS. THOMAS AND EDMUND OF CANTERBURY) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY

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    Hi Dyan
    From Chorley BCL Vol 5, he died on a Fighter Affiliation exercise when a fire broke out in the port outer engine of Lancaster I,W4119,VM-Q. The order to bail out was given but before all could comply the outer section of the port wing broke off and the a/c went into a spin and crashed near East Kirby airfield,Lincolnshire.It had taken off from Skellingthorpe. 4 of the 10 on board died incl Ball
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    Just he is the only other RAF person buried in the same place as my cousin all the rest are army and I just wondered. I think I went to school with one of his relatives.

    Dyan

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    Default 50 Sqn Assn

    Try 50 Squadron Gerry Collins, 35 Wetherby Crescent, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN6 8SY: tel 01522 681482 [FWH 02/01] a personal site: http://personal.nbnet.nb.ca/garlandb/bomber.html
    Dee

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