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Alf (#47190722)
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Bio Photo Ex Military and police. Interested in Family History and is committed to photographing all the War Graves and Memorials of Gloucestershire and Staffordshire plus other counties.
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Mike McQuaid
Sgt R N Birkhead ( 57738729 )
I see that you have posted his record ... you might be interested in the following, which I found out while researching a grave in Plymyard Cemetery, Wirral.

He was the wireless op of an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mk V (P4939) of No. 10 OTU, RAFVR, Abingdon which took off at 01.15 on a night training exercise. It stalled shortly after take off and crashed at Sandleigh Road playing fields, St. Helen Without, Abingdon (Then in Berkshire but now part of Oxfordshire).

See 166167193 Pilot Officer 62294 Leonard Sinclair Bradburn for details of the rest of the crew.

Regards
Mike
Added by Mike McQuaid on Jul 01, 2016 12:29 PM
 

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