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    Default Crash in Atlas Mountains 28 August 1944

    Looking for details of a crash in the Atlas Mountains, possibly the Moroccan end.

    Among the servicemen who lost their lives were :-

    Captain Leslie John Maurice White - BOAC
    F/O (Air Gnr) Ian Graham Andrews
    Flt Sgt Gordon Frederick Taylor
    F/O (Pilot) Lawrence L Thompson
    Sqn/Ldr Henry Vernon L'Amy

    These are all buried in the Ben M'Sik European Cemetery, Morocco.
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    28-8-1944
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    Dakota III G-AGIR (FL568)

    Crashed into the base of the Atlas Mountains at Telmest, SSW of Casablanca. Destroyed by fire.

    7 killed.

    Possibly added to your list:

    71487 Radio Officer John Conleth GAFFNEY BOAC + (29-8-1944)

    Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    Needs confirmation.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 27th August 2010 at 17:12.

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    Superb

    Thank you.
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    Only can find SIX casualties; have problems to find F/O (Airgunner) Ian G. ANDREWS but can offer for him:
    F/O (Airgunner) Ian A. GRAHAM - DFM - 155331.
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    Henk.

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    Henk,

    The seventh casualty aboard G-AGIR, was:

    OLD TAUNTONIAN

    Name: WHITE,John Henry
    Initials: JH
    School Years: 1927-1933
    Service No.: 78852
    Rank: Captain (Flight Lieutenant)
    Awards: -
    Regiment/Service: British Overseas Airways Corporation (RAFVR)
    Unit/2nd Reg.: Return Ferry Service
    Date of Death: 29-August-1944
    Age: 27
    Cemetery/Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL.

    http://www.ota-southampton.org.uk/memorial/ww2casualties.html

    Col.

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    Thanks Col, complete now.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello en380

    Just seen your message regarding G-AGIR in the Atlas Mountains...

    Can I ask you what your interest is?

    My Uncle was F/O (Pilot) Lawrence L Thompson...

    I have some info/reports etc...

    Please contact me via
    nige@modeltek.com

    regards

    Nigel Cartwright

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    Bump...

    en830, are you there, I just wondered what your interest in this accident is?

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    There were two civilian passengers on board: Stanley George Stroud and John Charles Bennallack, both aged 32. I have come across a claim that this was a specially chartered aircraft to transport these two individuals and that the flight was approved by a British Government minister. I'm interested in learning the destination and purpose of this flight. Can anyone help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeN View Post
    There were two civilian passengers on board: Stanley George Stroud and John Charles Bennallack, both aged 32. I have come across a claim that this was a specially chartered aircraft to transport these two individuals and that the flight was approved by a British Government minister. I'm interested in learning the destination and purpose of this flight. Can anyone help?
    Hi, I have just found your post and was wondering if you have had any response?

    My father Flying Officer Lawrence Thompson was on this flight and despite numerous searches by myself and other members of the family we can find no real information on the flight.

    I know the flight took off from Rabat Sale at 01.05 hours to fly to Port Etienne in Mauretania but that's about all.

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