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    Default Crash near Stadhampton

    Am trying to find out some details about John Roderick Richmond who died on 2nd May 1943. Place of death is listed as Stadhampton Oxon but he doesn't appear to have been attached to a squadron. Any ideas would be welcome!

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    Hugh,
    Close by to Stadhampton, there's RAF Chalgrove and RAF Benson, count Chalgrove out as i believe it was not in operation at time of Richmonds death, that leave RAF Benson which was operational, but even then, it may not be connected with Richmond.

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    He is listed in Chorley's BCL OTU Volume ;
    Wellington IC Z8806 , 11 OTU , RAF Westcott , lost control on night flight to ranges and crashed at Stadhampton at 02:45 . Sgt JR Richmond was the pilot and crew of 6 all
    killed . Chorley also notes that Richmond had previously been involved in another incident on 19-20 April 1943 when he force landed in Wellington IC T2883 again of 11 OTU , Westcott , when a prop came off and no injuries to the crew .

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    Many thanks to both.

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    Default RAF Westcott

    Pictures of RAF Westcott for you on the following:
    http://airfields.fotopic.net/c1760428.html
    http://explorer.altopix.com/gmap/zyj9uu/1/2/RAF_Westcott.htm?order=
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    John (Jack) Roderick Richmond is featured in the Heritage Centre at Epsom Coaches (by appointment) and in the book 'Epsom Coaches: A driving force since 1920'

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