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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
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.
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.
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