Magister V1023 21st August 1941

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  1. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    HARROW, William George Age 19

    Died 21.08.41

    Died in crash of RAF Magister V1023 of 15 EFTS at Kirkhampton, Cumberland

    RAF pilot was Frank Henry Oakey who is commemorated by CWGC.

    I am struggling to find anything official which says HARROW was in the crash as a civilian engineer. His DC says he died in an air crash but does not mention RAF (though civilian flights at that time were 99% banned).

    I have several hearsay mentions on the internet but nothing official to say V1023 crashed on that date with a civilian passenger so cannot tie the two together.

    If anyone can give any pointers I would be very grateful.

  2. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Hi Chris,

    A glimmer of hope in the fog of internet hearsay - Form 1180 states two fatalities - 1 non RAF

    RAFAHB have probably sent casualty file to TNA for release soon so possible that enquiry to Northolt may result in "files out of our hands reply"


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  3. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

  4. chrisharley9

    chrisharley9 Senior Member

    Cheers Ross - we will have to wait until we can get to TNA to prove this case

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