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    Default RAF(?) crash 18 Jan 1951

    Gents
    I have a man killed in an air crash on 18 Jan 1951. I suppose this is a RAF crash, as I cannot find any civilian loss. Any clue?
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    Nothing in The Times Franek.

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    Broken Wings has a 617 Sqn Lincoln B2 RA712, Binbrook, Undershot on landing crashed into RF537 & SX958, caught fire, 1 killed.

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    Franek,

    Andy probably has your man, but there is also this death that should be considered:

    607009 F/O Malcolm Frederick DANTON, was killed in an aircraft accident at Leuchars, Scotland. His date of death is given as 19-1-1951. Danton was based at Leuchars. It is possible that he was involved in an accident on 18-1-1951, and died on 19-1-1951.

    Broken Wings should clear it up.

    Col.
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    Danton was killed in Meteor VZ469:

    aircraft struck the ground North‑east of RAF Leuchars returning from a sortie at very low height at dusk

    http://www.ejection-history.org.uk/BASES_RAF/Leuchars/raf_leuchars.htm

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    Amrit,

    Thanks mate, only had the barest detail on Danton. See Danton was No.43 Squadron. Other sources have this aircraft hitting the sea off Leuchars!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 4th February 2010 at 22:44.

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    Thanks, I think the man killed in Lincoln accident is the one I am looking for, as he was experienced bomber pilot.

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    Franek

    According to Cummings 'Last Take off' the only casualty on the Lincoln was Flt Sgt Kazimierz Sobczah

    Malcolm

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    Which means Malcolm that it is correct person as it is a typical Polish name:-)

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Indeed, but please note the correct spelling is Sobczak.
    Many thanks again.

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