AND MANCHESTER LOSSES
460 SQUADRON RAAF
PILOT & CREW
|19 Sep 1942||DT 481||
RAAF 403079 Flt Sgt Solomons, S A Captain (Pilot)
|During an air firing exercise near Binbrook. Aircraft was based at Breighton.|
|22 Sep 1942||W 1272||
RAF FO Purcival, J W (Pilot Instructor)
* A member of No.20 Op. Training Unit RAF.
|Aircraft belonged to 1656 Conversion Flight. Training exercise including tank changing, 3 engine flying, cross wind landings and demonstration of rudder stall. Aircraft crashed a quarter of a mile east of "Middle Farm", Catterton, Yorkshire near Tadcaster UK.|
PILOT & CREW
|19 Oct 1942||R 5780||
RAF PO Horner, R D Captain
*Members of 1656 Conversion Training Flight RAF.
|Temporarily stationed at RAF Breighton, on a short flight air firing practice. Crashed 2kms ENE of Lichfield drome, Staffordshire.|
I'd like to thank Stephen Oliver for his assistance with this web page.
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Watson, John, "460 Squadron (RAAF), Pilots and Crews"
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