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50 years 9 months ago #1871 by Gary
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Serial Number: AL595
Aircraft Mk & Type Mk II Liberator
Squadrons: 1653 CU/1445 FLT
Details: Flew into ground on night approach 1/2m SE of Lyneham, 6.11.42; DBF
References: AB

6 November 1942
1445 Flight.
The aircraft struck the ground half a mile south-east of RAF Lyneham on approach to land and caught fire. The Accident Card implies that the pilot was neither watching the flare path nor using his instruments but was relying on his knowledge of the local area to fly his approach.

F/L. George John Le Mar 27 Pilot +
F/O. Samuel Alexander Bruce Gordon 21 Co-pilot +
F/O. John Henry Fuller 22 Navigator +
F/O. Deiniol Davies 27 Wireless Operator +
Sgt. Gilbert Henry Gregg 23 Wireless Operator +


'Yea, Though I Fly Through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, I Shall Fear No Evil. For I am at 50,000 Feet and Climbing.'

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2 years 11 months ago #5557 by chippie
chippie replied the topic: AL595
AL595 made contact with a row of high trees and hit the centre of a field before sliding for some 150 yds and hitting a wood line coming to rest with the rear part of the fuselage completely snapped off up against the trees. The aircraft was then engulfed by the ensuing fire that ragged due to the fire brigade unable to reach the crash site..All crew perished.

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