Hi, I'm a first-time poster searching for information about a relative, Thomas Derrick STEELE who died in an air crash on Christmas Eve 1943 in the Chard/Ilminster area. I've accessed TNA for Army & Navy Death records & he is listed for HMS Heron as having died in a "flying accident" on 24/12/1943 aged 20. (Record 2291/44.) He's buried with other family members in Cheshire but I am interested in finding out more about the accident, the plane & his service record. I checked the Aviation Safety Network database to see if there were details of a crash but nothing recorded. Any advice on how to find out more or if anyone knows about a crash/accident in December 1943 involving 759 squadron, I'd be really grateful. Thanks.