Plane lost in October 1945

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  1. Stephen Nulty

    Stephen Nulty Member

    I am trying to find out more about a plane and crew from 517 Squadron which appears to have been lost on 2nd October 1945 with the crew of 7. All are commemorated at Runnymede

    I know little other than 517 was a Meteorological unit flying out of South Wales

    Casualty details as shown on attached attached

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  2. Peter Clare

    Peter Clare Very Senior Member

    This from....The Price of Peace - C Cummings

    2 October 1945
    517 Squadron
    Halifax III. NA248

    The aircraft was on a Met sortie and was last heard of in position 46 degrees 30 North /01degrees 28 West. It failed to return to base and no trace of it was ever found. It is though possible that the aircraft suffered structural failure because after a previous sortie the crew reported a loud bang and serious vibration. Subsequent examination did not reveal any cause for the noise or vibration and the aircraft was passed as serviceable.
     
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  3. Stephen Nulty

    Stephen Nulty Member

    Thank you Peter, that's just what I was looking for.
     
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  4. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery Patron

    From my photo collection of Runnymede panels

    Warrant Officer FENNEY, GERRARD HAROLD
    Service Number 648903

    Died 02/10/1945

    Aged 23

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force

    Son of Francis and Florence Fenney; husband of Julia Catherine Fenney, of Finsbury, London.
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    Flying Officer FLIPPANCE, ALBERT GORDON
    Service Number 163824

    Died 02/10/1945

    Aged 23

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Flippance, of Marlborough, Wiltshire.
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    Flight Sergeant GREEN, LEO PETER
    Service Number 1487461

    Died 02/10/1945

    Aged 24

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of William Francis and Margaret Mary Green, of Prescot, Lancashire.
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    SergeantKNIGHT, ARTHUR LEONARD
    Service Number 1802156

    Died 02/10/1945

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
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    Pilot Officer LAVERACK, JOHN OWEN
    Service Number 201057

    Died 02/10/1945

    Aged 29

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Ernest Wilson Laverack and Mary Alice Laverack, of Malton, Yorkshire; husband of A. Mollie Laverack, of Malton. M.P.S.
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    Sergeant MARTIN, RICHARD TUNMER
    Service Number 1587614

    Died 02/10/1945

    Aged 22

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Soil of Francis James Martin and Ethel Gertrude Martin, of Bristol.
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    Flying Officer SKINNER, JOHN ROCHFORD
    Service Number 177651

    Died 02/10/1945

    Aged 23

    517 Sqdn.
    Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

    Son of Robert and Millicent Skinner; husband of Daphne Gwendoline Skinner, of Newbury, Berkshire.
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