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chrissy

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Air crash at Barrow upon Soar in 1943
« on: 13:50:40, 08/07/18 »
I was wondering if anyone could help me ? I'm looking for any information on an air crash near or in Barrow upon Sour in September 1943. The plane was making for one of the airfields and crashed killing all on board. One of the airmen was my mums fiancé, Ronald William Belmont Pimm but try as I might I can't find anymore information about it. Any help would be gratefully received, Thanks

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Re: Air crash at Barrow upon Soar in 1943
« Reply #1 on: 14:55:01, 07/11/18 »
HI

 The date and the location does not match but I wondering if this is the one.

   The plane was a Wellington X9638 it toke off Castle Donington on 07/08/43 .The book command losses Volume 7 gives the information below.


     " T/o 0137 Castle Donington for a night detail during which the No.2 cylinder barrel on the port engine fractured.This led to the unit catching fire and sending the Wellington down to crash 0203 near the airfield. "

      The crew was 
                           F/S  R W Bagley
                           Sgt  R A Owens
                           Sgt  G A  Long  RCAF
                           Sgt  D W B Pimm
                           Sgt  J J Davidge

       Sgt Long RCAF rests in Oxford ( Botley ) Cemetery ,Sgt Davidge lies in Burton-on-the-Wolds Cemetery , the others were claimed by the relatives.
                           

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Re: Air crash at Barrow upon Soar in 1943
« Reply #2 on: 15:04:32, 07/11/18 »
HI
    A little more details of the crew please note the spelling of the names ,

   
 F/Sgt. Roger W. Bagley, 1237237 (Pilot) of Cannock, Staffs.
 Sgt. Richard A. Owens, 1410618 (Nav) of Llanvair Kilgeddin, Wales
 Sgt. George A. Long, R/156117, RCAF, (A/Bom) of Toronto, Ontario
 Sgt. Ronald W.B. Pimm, 656841 (WOP/AG) of Walworth, London
 Sgt. John J. Davidge 1803836 (AG) of Dagenham, Essex
   

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Re: Air crash at Barrow upon Soar in 1943
« Reply #3 on: 15:25:07, 07/11/18 »
Hi
     The plane was a Wellington bomber.It was a fabric covered so a fire could have burnt away fabric effecting control.

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