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    Default 430406 - Unaccounted airman - 6-4-1943

    What was the place of death registration for LAC John McLEAN - 850161 - age 48, whose name couldn't be traced in Flight Global.

    He may not have been on an aircraft, however for the completeness the proposed aircraft losses for this day (and names of surviving crew also very welcome):
    Spitfire I - L1071 - 53 OTU - bellylanded Llandow.
    Spitfire II - P8671 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing Goswick Sands, Northumberland.
    Whiley V - Z6722 - 3 (C)OTU - crashed on approach 2 miles E of Cranwell.

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    Henk,

    Re: Spitfire II P8671 - 57 OTU.

    Another presentation Spitfire: "CAMBORNE-REDRUTH".

    MKIIB P8671, was allotted to 57 Operational Training Unit on 10 April, 1942. Following engine failure on 6 April, 1943, the aircraft force-landed below the high-water mark on Goswick Sands firing range, Northumberland, to be struck off charge. Sgt A Ogelka* (Czechoslovakia), being unhurt.

    * Probably - 787772 Sgt Antonin OCELKA (later 312 Sqn.)

    See: Gifts of War/Boot & Sturtivant. p.91

    Col.
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    Hi Henk
    McLean, registered at Birmingham, age 49 on the register
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    As ever, thanks Col & Dick for your help.
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    Hi Henk,

    Only slight injuries to the crew of the No.3 (C)OTU Whitley coded E. Captain Sgt Wright.

    ORB notes crash as night of 5th.

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    Thanks Ross, will add this to my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default Unaccounted airman 6/4/43

    Henk SPITFIRE L1071 , 53 OTU , E/F IN FLT , CAUSED BY SEVERE GLYCOL LEAK PILOT LANDED U/C UP LLANDOW
    PILOT INJURED F/O AFS SOMERS,120609 .
    AIRCRAFT CAT E 6/4/43.
    PHILL JONES

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    Thanks Phill. Will add this to my files. Excuse belated answer.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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