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    Default 620 Sqn Loss 12 or 13 April 1944

    Trying to establish the cause of death for F/O John Alfred Amy of 620 Sqn on or about 13 April 1944. He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

    Did 620 Sqn lose any Stirlings around this date ? Any help would be appreciated.

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    Ian
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    Ian

    LJ475 FIG at Blackford Farm, Kempsford on this date (13th April). Besides Amey, the crew were
    Burns HN 425093
    Tootil EW 1439013
    Willard EC
    Lewis GW

    I don't have the sevice numbers of the last two.

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    Thanks Dave

    I assume this was a flying accident.

    Actually found some further info here, there was also a historic posting on the old RAF Commands forum which came up after a Google.

    http://www.harringtonmuseum.org.uk/Aircraft%20lost%20on%20Allied%20Forces%20Speci al%20Duty%20Operations.pdf

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    Hi Ian,

    The injured gunner on Stirling LJ475 was 754660 Leonard Robson HALLIDAY (130395). He suffered serious burns. You can chase up his career in the LG with the above info (his promotion from P/O to F/O is incorrectly listed under service number 120395).

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    The cause of this loss was the pilot diving the aircraft towards the rope dropping area more steeply than normal because he had cast off the tow late. In delaying the pull out, he left too little time for recovery and the aircraft flew into the ground.

    Incidentally 190 & 620 sqns feature in the book "In Action With The Enemy".

    This info comes from "Though Without Anger" page 259 by Colin Cummings

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    Thank you again.

    I'm particularly interested in John Amy, who was a pupil at Victoria College in Jersey before the war.
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