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    Default 2 * Sea Otter Incidents 30th April 1945 Confusion ? or one incident

    30th April 1945

    FAA, 740 Sqn, Landrail, air crash

    KAY, Thomas Dodson, Ty/Petty Officer Airman, FAA/FX 115081, MPK

    TRENCH, Douglas, Lieutenant (A), MPK


    Air Britain says 'bounced on landing East Lochlash near Glas Eileen Cat ZZ' with 2 above killed - Serial Number Unidentified

    Also


    Philante, air crash 30th April 1945

    BLYTH, John Murdoch , Ty/Surgeon Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK

    MITCHELL, David Reynolds, Lieutenant Commander, MPK

    MOND, Derek John Henry, Lieutenant, RNVR, MPK


    It is supposed to also a Sea Otter "killed in a flying accident near Lochalsh"

    https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/fallen-alu...ohn-henry-mond - for more details mentions 7 casualties also see

    None of these are named in Air Britain book

    https://www.google.co.uk/books/editi...sec=frontcover


    " There was one tragedy : a Sea Otter aircraft attached to Philante crashed into the loch one day , killing "three officers" ..."


    BTW HMS Philante still around!


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HNoMY_Norge


    Unless same incident - the written report mentions 7 casualties... I note Lochalsh mentioned twice..


    Paul

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    Default Re: 2 * Sea Otter Incidents 30th April 1945 Confusion ? or one incident

    Paul

    Sturtivant's FAA Aircraft 1939-1945 has:

    Sea Otter [no serial]
    740 Sqn Machrihanish, bounced on alighting, crashed, East Lochalsh, nr. Glas Eileen, Cat ZZ (Lt. D Trench & PO TD Kay both killed).


    He has no entry for Blyth, Mitchell or Mond, however.

    ADM 104 has for Kay:

    'Place of death: East Lockalsh, Nr. Glas Eileen, Scotland.'

    However, another entry on ADM 104 also has for all five men, under the same record number (25888/45):

    'At sea, flying accident. Mult. OD'

    Mond's death was reported in several newspapers, as he was the son of Lord Melchett, but none of the articles mention any other casualties.

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: 2 * Sea Otter Incidents 30th April 1945 Confusion ? or one incident

    Simon

    Thanks - confirms all on same unidentified Sea Otter incident

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