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    Default 430508 - Unaccounted airmen (FAA) - 8-5-1943

    S.Lt/A Edward W. BERRY - age 23 - HMS Saker and Ldg Air Fitter/L Richard P.A. SANDFORD - age 20 - FAA/FX.75302 (HMS Saker II), were both killed in an air crash 8-5-1943 and lie buried Newport (Island) Cemetery, Rhode Island, USA.
    Their names are on the Naval History Hompepage but not listed by Ray Sturtivant in his book on FAA-losses.
    It is possible that they were killed on an aircraft on loan from the US Navy.
    Looking for info on aircraft and cause of accident.
    Regards and thanks,
    Henk.

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    Forgot to mention that S.Lt BERRY was assigned to 738 Squadron.

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    Was a US Plane...

    From Google News.. Sorry best go at decoding all text!

    Two British Flyers Die In US Plane Crash
    Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver - May 9, 1943
    Adams Mass May 8
    AP

    Two British airmen were killed today when an American training from the Naval Air Station at Quonset Point Rhode Island crashed in the woods of Mt Greylock. Naval District headquarters announced today The victims were pilot and observer. Their identities were withheld of their families"

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    Thanks Paul for reference.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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