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    fiskerton Guest

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    hi lads
    here,s a poser lets see if you can clear this up

    on 5 april 45 a lanc (HK 655 BS-F) of 1651 HCU RAF Woolfox Lodge
    on attempting to land at RAF Fiskerton suffered engine failure on finals and crashed
    the lanc hit a building nose first which caused the lanc to be thrown on its back killing all the crew bar one (the rear gunner)
    crew were
    F/o BJ Walls
    Sgt WG Cooley
    F/Sgt GA Flindell
    Sgt HJ Allen
    F/o GA Outterson
    F/Sgt RLT Knight
    Sgt HA Johnsone
    Sgt HA Lunt(rear gunner)
    F/L FE Sheppard DFC was the instructer
    My uncle les brown and his enginner were walking along the peri track at the time and had to throw themselfs on the ground as the lanc flew over then at less than 50 ft
    les was one of the funeral party detail taking the dead crew to lincoln rail station
    he recalls that there was a WAAF found in the lanc possibly on a sight seeing trip
    D Fell of 103/576 sqn Website cannot confirm this WAAF,s presence ,les is quite sure of her presence on the lanc
    SO--- has anyone access to the WAF casualty list from the war
    ive put his details on WWW>fiskertonairfield.org.uk
    his pilot was bill Holmes
    les got to Flt/lt in india (acting Sqn ldr)in 46
    he resigned his commision to get married


    cheers
    dave

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    Eddie Fell Guest

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    Hi Dave

    Bomber Command Losses Vol. 9 (Roll of Honour) does not show any WAAF as having died on that date. The nearest is ACW1 Christina Mitchell Fraser who died on 22/4/45 but no unit is shown.

    Cheers

    Eddie

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    As Eddie says, no WAAF casualties for the 5th but there are two for the 6th:

    Name: FIELDER, LILIAN ANNIE
    Initials: L A
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Leading Aircraftwoman
    Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    Age: 25
    Date of Death: 06/04/1945
    Service No: 470555
    Additional information: Daughter of Sydney Charles and Amy Fielder, of Bromley Kent.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Block J. Grave 17.
    Cemetery: BROMLEY HILL CEMETERY

    Name: WEAVER, IVY PATRICIA
    Initials: I P
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Aircraftwoman 1st Class
    Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 06/04/1945
    Service No: 2127028
    Additional information: Daughter of Bertie and Dorothy Ellen Margaret Weaver, of Stapleton, Bristol.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: (Screen Wall). Plot Pink. G. Grave 27.
    Cemetery: BRISTOL (GREENBANK) CEMETERY

    Maybe she died on her wounds the next day.

    Both Fielder and Weaver are listed in Flight as DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE


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    Last edited by Amrit; 24th February 2008 at 18:25.

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    Sorry, but having checked Chorley, the date of the accident was the 2nd not the 5th.

    And again no WAAF casualties for the 2nd, but one for the 3rd:

    Name: COX, ROSEMARY ELIZABETH
    Initials: R E
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Leading Aircraftwoman
    Regiment/Service: Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    Age: 20
    Date of Death: 03/04/1945
    Service No: 2145916
    Additional information: Daughter of Robert Duncan and Adelaide Dorothy Cox, of Belfast, Northern Ireland.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Cemetery: DUNDALK (ST. PATRICK'S) CEMETERY

    Flight has her as Died on Active Service

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    Last edited by Amrit; 24th February 2008 at 18:32. Reason: CWGC entry

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    Doug Cuthbertson Guest

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    Dave,
    This crash was on the 2nd April 1945. If there had been a WAAF mentioned on the Accident Record Card, I'm sure I would have noticed. During April 1945, there are 12 WAAFs on my casualty data base, but none on that date.
    Doug.

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    fiskerton Guest

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    hi lads
    thanks for the quick replies
    when dave fell mailed me and stated there was no recorded WAAF death i
    concidered that les was perhaps getting confused andits probebly the case he is 84 and time has clouded his memory on certain issues this probebly being one
    thanks again for your responces

    dave

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