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    Default AUS407941 Sgt Henry Bert CROCKER RAAF

    Hello,

    On 18-5-1942, AUS407941 Sgt Henry Bert CROCKER RAAF, a member of No.610 Sqn, was involved in a mid-air collision with P/O M ROUSSELOT FAFL, also of 610 Sqn.

    I believe Crocker, who was killed, was flying Spitfire Vb AD512, Rousselot, Vb BL267. Crocker's aircraft crashed at Catfield, Norfolk, 1 mile north of Ludham. Rousselot was able to force-land BL267 at Ludham airfield.

    Alan Storr's RAAF Fatalities*, quotes Crocker's Spitfire variously as; AD912 (a Hampden serial), and AD612 (never carried by a Spitfire). Spitfires.ukf, and the 'Bible', record the incident involving BL267 as occurring on 18-1-1942 (a typo?).

    Comments/corrections/additions welcomed.

    * Vol.8. 353 to 695 Sqns. p.216 of 484.

    Thanks,

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 22nd July 2010 at 01:37.

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    Air Britain UK Crash Lists has

    18.5.42 Spitfire Vb AD512 610 Sqn Crashed

    (no location given)

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    Paul,

    Thanks for checking. Any further information on BL267, other than from quoted sources?

    Col.

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    'BL267'

    Can't confirm Sorry....

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    Right you are.

    Thanks,

    Col

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    All I can add is

    P/O M ROUSSELOT

    is Marcel ROUSSELOT

    who I believe ended up a Colonel and survived the war...
    Last edited by paulmcmillan; 22nd July 2010 at 11:10.

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    Just a Thought

    BL267 later served with USAAF

    Nothing in Spitfire International about its RAF Service is there?

    I note the long gap (over 6 months) between BL267 accident on FAAC 18-1-42 and subsequent service with 72 Sqn 29-7-42

    I would seupect a typo for date in Spitfire The History that has been repeated in the Production log :-)

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    Paul,

    Appreciate your observations. Will file for future reference.

    Thanks,

    Col.

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