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    Default RCAF Loss Canso 8432 1944

    I was wondering if anybody might be able to help me. I am trying to find out more about the loss of Canso (Catalina) 8432 of 9 (BR) Squadron RCAF on the 8th June 1944.

    I have a copy of a log book to Langill who was the W/O on this flight and he records that the aircraft was piloted by a F/O Campbell, it took off at 0525 on a patrol, and that it had been in the air for 10hrs 55mins when it crashed. He noted that it was a Type A Crash.

    I have done a little research and I'm not sure the serial is correct as I don't think 8432 is a Canso serial.

    I was wondering if any members might have further information, or might be able to point me in the best direction. I did wonder if it might have been a rather bad crash as Langill does not fly again until the 14th June, and Campbell fails to appear in the book again.

    Any help would be great,

    Johnnie

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    Sorry. I have just found that the full serial might be W8432.

    Johnnie

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    Default W8432

    G'day Johnnie

    It was indeed W8432.

    If you send me a PM at ccharlandatcogecodotca I will send you a scan of the two page accident report.

    Cheers...Chris

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    Many thanks for the reply. I've sent an email.

    Johnnie

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    Default Catalina Mk. I Prang

    G'day Johnnie

    Accident record card sent.

    Cheers...Chris

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