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Thread: Crash of Ventura AE944, RCAF Station, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

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    Default Crash of Ventura AE944, RCAF Station, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia

    18 January 1943 Ventura Mk.II AE944 (attached to No.34 OTU Pennfield Ridge) crashed at RCAF Station Yarmouth @ 1950 hours. According to the Daily Diary for No.34 OTU: "On landing at Yarmouth at 1950 GMT, from a training flight, Ventura 11, AE944, pilot - R127499 Sgt. Solheim, W.A. a pupil of No.6 Course, overshot the runway and ran into a snow bank causing the starboard undercarriage to collapse...The accident is attributed to the pilot's error."*

    Looking for the names of any additional personnel who may have been aboard this A/C, in particular T.J.A. Evans. Evans recalls a crash around New Year's Day 1943 with Bill Solheim but his recollection does not quite fit this report.

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    Christian
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    Hi Christian,

    if you have not found it yet, the full details of this accident are described here:

    http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nbpennfi/penn8b3Accident_MishapReports.htm

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Hi Pavel,

    Yes I know as this is my website.

    I was simply looking for additional details not contained in "official" records. This is because one of those aboard the a/c at the time of the crash recalls details differently. However, with that said, I also realize that the passage of time sometimes effects the memory in recalling certain events.

    Regards,
    Christian

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