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13.05.1943 No. 7 AA CU Oxford I N6296 Fl/Sgt. Davidson

Operation: Ferry Flight

Date: 13th May 1943 (Thursday)

Unit No. 7 AA CU (Anti Aircraft Co-Operation Unit)

Type: Airspeed Oxford I

Serial: N6296

Code: Not known

Base: RAF North Coates

Location: North Sea off Tetney Haven

Pilot: Fl/Sgt. Richard Davidson 548115 RAF Age 22. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Fl/Sgt. Sgt Davidson was piloting an Airspeed Oxford, N6296, on a ferry flight to RAF North Coates, near to the Humber Estuary in Lincolnshire.

At 16:05 hrs on approach to the airfield when the starboard engine failed, causing the aircraft to veer to starboard and crash into the Humber off Tetney Haven. His body recovered and buried as shown below.

Burial details:

Fl/Sgt. Richard Davidson. Bickerton Cemetery. Grave 171. The son of William and Mary Davidson and the husband of Edith May (née Manning) Davidson, of Bickerton. He and Edith had only been married for a few months before his death. Grave inscription reads: "Thy Will, Not Mine, O Lord".

Researched by Mike McQuaid for Aircrew Remembered - December 2017. Page dedicated to the relatives of this pilot.

KTY - 22.12.2017

Acknowledgements: Sources used by us in compiling Archive Reports include: Bill Chorley - 'Bomber Command Losses Vols. 1-9, plus ongoing revisions', Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten and Mr. Roderick J. Mackenzie - 'Nightfighter War Diaries Vols. 1 and 2', Martin Middlebrook and Chris Everitt - 'Bomber Command War Diaries', Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Tom Kracker - Kracker Luftwaffe Archives and Fred Paradie - Paradie Archive (both on this site), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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