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    Default Crash landings on the 19th June 1940.

    Hello,

    How many Crash landings were there on the 19th June 1940 ?
    What were the Aircraft and serial numbers please ?

    Reason for request is that on the TOCH site someone has asked about the loss of some RN FAA losses on this date .

    These FAA personel were it seems possibly flying with the RAF.
    How comon was it to mix RAF and FAA aircrew in 1940?


    Many thanks.

    Alex

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    Well, all the FAA crashes I know of are these two:

    Type: Hawker Hurricane Mk I
    Serial number: ?, -?
    Operation: ?
    Lost: 19/06/1940
    2. Sub-Lieutenant (A) David K. Marks, RN, FAA, H.M.S. Daedalus [RNAS Lee-on-Solent], age 20, 19/06/1940, Hawarden (St. Deiniol) Churchyard, UK
    S/Lt (A) D. K. Marks, who had been lent to the RAF, was killed when his Hurricane of 7 OTU crashed near Brynford, Holywell.

    Type: Blackburn Skua, 801 Squadron
    Serial number: ?, ?
    Operation: raid by British 801 Squadron against Boulogne and Calais
    Lost: 19/06/1940
    Lt. J.W. Collett (Observer), injured
    Name and fate other crew member unknown.
    Crash landed at Manston on return from operations.

    Bombers were lost by 9, 58, 102, 144 Sqdn, a Blenheim nightfighter by 23 Sqdn, a Gloster Gladiator by 33 Sqdn, a Hurricane by 1 SAAF Sqdn (and possibly by 213 Sqdn), a Blenheim by 5 OTU.

    Unit and cause of death unknown by me:

    Aircraftman 1st Class Alfred P. Cooper, RAF 648356, age 20, 19/06/1940, Clippesby (St. Peter) Churchyard, UK

    Pilot Officer Alan B. Lawton, RAF 42237, age 20, 19/06/1940, Scopwick Church Burial Ground, UK

    Pilot Officer (Pilot) John H. Nicholson, RAF 41052 (South Africa), age 26, 19/06/1940, Hanover War Cemetery, D

    Squadron Leader George A.M. Pryde, RAF 32232, DFC, age 30, 19/06/1940, missing

    Source: http://www.epibreren.com/ww2/raf/index.html

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Hi,

    P/O Nicholson was a Spitfire Pilot of the PDU (Coastal Command). His Spitfire P9392 crashed 2030 hrs at Oberlethe near Oldenburg, Northern Germany.

    Cause of loss is not clear.

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    Sub Lt Marks was on Hurricane P2566.
    S/Ldr Pryde was on Blenheim L9334 (ferry to Malta).
    P/O Lawton died on active service (non flying accident or natural causes).

    Henk.

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    Thank you, Henk!

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    Default Crash landings on the 19th June 1940.

    Hello to you all,

    Many thanks for your replies.

    Sub Lt (A) David K. Marks and his Hurricane was was the one I saught.

    Thank you.

    Alex

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