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    1. McMASTER, DONALD ALEXANDER (J/7899) RCAF - age 28 is shown in TSGNO as being killed on 9 Jun flying Kittyhawk, DV932 but this was a Wellington?

    2. McCORMICK, TERENCE (590892) RAF - age Unknown was killed on 9 Jul with No 5 (C) OTU, who lost two aircraft that day, Hampden I, AE137 and P2100, which if any was he in?

    3. On 20 Jul, 605 Sqn lost two aircraft in a collision Havoc I, BT462 and AX921, I have three possible crew: -

    TUSTAIN, ANTHONY NOEL HAILES (116763) RAF - age 20
    BENNETT, RONALD JEFFREY (116401) RAFVR - age 24
    McLURE, ANDREW CRAWFORD RANKIN (82167) RAFVR - age 24

    Can anyone advise which were in which aircraft?

    4. TURNER, CHARLES FREDERICK (40960) RAFO - age 27 was killed on 22 Jul in BW871 of No 126 Sqn RCAF, does anyone know the circumstances?

    5. On 29 Jul No 268 SQn lost two Mustangs, AG413 and AG461, I suspect the pilots were: -

    BRADY, JAMES NICHOLAS (111253) RAFVR - age 26
    PATTERSON, ROBERT MAWHINNEY (116890) RAFVR - age 24

    but who wsa in which?

    All the best

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    From my web page for BW871:

    "With No. 126 (F) Squadron at RCAF Station Dartmouth, NS when it stalled and spun into Pendant Harbour, NS on 22 July 1942. Pilot F/L C.F. Turner, a Canadian serving in the RAF, was killed."

    You won't find Pendant Harbour on many modern maps, today it is part of Sambro, on Pendant Bay. There are still hamlets of East Pendant and West Pendant, both with harbours, so take your pick. This is on the coast, across the mouth of Halifax Harbour from Dartmouth, about 12 miles south west of CFB Shearwater, formerly RCAF Station Dartmouth.

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    Thanks Bill

    What is your website?

    Malcolm

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    In my signature, start at http://www.ody.ca/~bwalker/ . Click on "RNAS/RFC/RAF Serials", then find the page for the serial number you want (if there is one). For this Hurricane you want http://www.ody.ca/~bwalker/RCAF_BW835_BW884.html .

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    Thanks Bill I'll have a look

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    Dear Malcolm
    "2. McCORMICK, TERENCE (590892) RAF - age Unknown was killed on 9 Jul with No 5 (C) OTU, who lost two aircraft that day, Hampden I, AE137 and P2100, which if any was he in?"

    Hampden File
    P2100 5OTU 19/7/42 Flew into a hill 2m SW of Maybole, Ayrshire. Sgt WE Rayner (K) Training

    AE137 50Sq 5-6/8/41 Missing, cause not known. Sgt DG Fothergill, Sgt SO Hirschfield, Sgt H Smith, Sgt A Davies. All buried Reichswald. Bombing Karlsruhe.

    Hampden & Hereford Crash Log
    P2100 5(C)OTU 19/7/42 Flew into steep hill in good visibility at 10.45 hrs and burnt, Mockrum Wood, 2m SW of Maybole, Ayrshire. Local flying One killed, Cat E

    AE137 5(C)OTU 9/7/42 Stalled and spun in at 11.07 hrs after engine failure, one mile east of Turnberry airfield. Local Flying training. One killed. Cat E

    Both entries for P2100 are on the 19th not the 9th.
    It looks like the Crash Log may have your man.... Hampden File is very different!
    Happy hunting
    James

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    Malcolm,
    have in my files:
    McMASTER on Kittyhawk AK771
    BENNETT and McLURE on Havoc AX921
    TUSTAIN on Havoc BT462
    PATTERSON on Mustang AG413
    BRADY on Mustang AG461
    McCORMICK (5 [C]OTU) still on my list unaccounted airmen: Multiple injuries in flying accident near Ballockneil, Kirkoswald, Ayrshire. Accident reported by Asst Adj RAF Turnberry.
    Perhaps Ross has an answer for the latter.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Thanks James and Henk

    I'll leave McCormick as a query for now

    Malcolm

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    With the Hampden F1180 microfilm reel open for some other work I can revisit this thread.

    AE137 crashed on the 9th July 1942 1 mile west of the aerodrome. Sole casualty was the pilot Sgt T B McCormick who was killed when the aircraft spun in after port engine failure.

    P1200 crashed on the 19th July with again only 1 casualty, the pilot Sgt W E Rayner, who was killed.

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    Hi Ross

    Thanks for confirming those two, I assume you meant P2100?

    Cheers

    Malcolm

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