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    Default 15 July 1944 Crash at Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland

    Hello all,

    I'm loath to ask but does any one have possible identities for two aircraft that crashed at Warrenpoint, Northern Ireland on July 15th 1944. Taking part in an ARP display??

    Two aircrew killed so I'm guessing they were two single engined.

    One impacted the ground and one went into Carlingford Lough.

    Noted from a thread on another local town forum where they didn't seem to get their answer.

    best regards

    Dennis Burke

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    Dennis,

    A bit more information on the men would be helpful, if you have got it. On the basis that men often lead to machines, I've looked on my cwgc index of deaths by date for 1944 and there were none recorded buried in Northern Ireland. Of those on Runnymede only one looks promising as an 'odd man out' John Cowper Cheetham - so he might be the one that ended in the Lough. Nothing came up in Flight Global.

    Howard

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    Hi Howard,

    A previous post suggested that Cheetham was lost flying with 46 MU from Lossiemouth.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/cgi-bin/dcforum/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&om=9679&forum=DCForumID 6&archive=yes

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    Sorry Chaps,
    If I knew any more I'd post it, hence why I did post.

    I do try to post as much as I can in these cases.

    Cheers anyway,

    Dennis
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    Dennis,
    Oxford I - LX598 of 290 Sqn Long Kesh/Co.Down collided during a Civil Defence Demonstration with Martinet TT.1 - MS626 (same unit) due to bad weather conditions (mist).
    The Oxford crashed 1 mile off the Warrenpoint pier killing three pilots:
    W/O Lucien A.W.J. ECCLES - 1931095
    F/Sgt Dennis MYERS - 1217452
    Sgt Peter STURDY - 1382750
    The Martinet crashed on public bath houses Oxford-Duke Street, killing
    W/O (Pilot) Albert G. GIBB - 1118383
    Sgt (Airgunner) George W. MOSEY - 1041594.

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    Henk.

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    I've emailed an Excel file of Airforce deaths 14 to 16 July 1944 by cemetery by day to see if that will help you.

    oops I see that the wonderful Henk has solved the problem - well done.

    Howard
    Last edited by Howdie; 31st January 2008 at 10:15. Reason: cross-posting

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    Dennis,
    Forgot the time.......... was approx. 16.00 hrs.
    Henk.

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    Default 15 July 1944 Crash at Warrenpoint, NI

    Henk,

    many thanks, and also Howard.

    My reason for asking was I found it being asked on a Warrenpoint message forum where they weren't aircraft experts or knew of this forum.

    Also, I was miffed at the admin guy there for mis-quoting/ mis-posting something from my site.
    www.oldwarrenpointforum.com

    Otherwise I wouldn't have asked.

    Thanks guys.

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    Just a point - maybe navy??

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