28.04.1943 No. 56 Squadron Typhoon DN265 US-B Sgt. Daniel Driscoll
Date: 28th April 1943 (Wednesday)
Unit: No. 56 Squadron
Base: RAF Matlaske, Norfolk
Location: Dudwick Farm, Buxton, Nr. Coltishall, Norfolk
Pilot: Sgt. Daniel Driscoll 1336580 RAFVR Age 26. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
On a training flight from R.A.F. Matlaske with another Typhoon R8825 US-V flown by Sgt. A.P. McNicol when, on carrying out circuits over Coltishall, Typhoon DN265 exploded in mid air (No cause established) and the tail and parts of the wing flew off and damaged R8825.
Sadly Sgt. Driscoll was killed when the Typhoon plunged to the ground between Dudwick Farm and Aylsham Road. Amazing in that Sgt. McNichol made a wheels up landing at Broadmoor Farm, North Walsham, Norfolk, England, escaping unhurt.
Typhoon DN265 US-B (Aircrew Remembered archives)
Sgt. Daniel Driscoll Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery Ward 16. Sec C. Grave 14. Son of Daniel and Hannah Driscoll, of Carlisle, husband of Helena Driscoll.