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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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Fleet Air Arm Crest
27.10.1941 755 Squadron Proctor Ia P6064 / No. 15 FTS Oxford I N6293 S/Lt. Jones

Operation: Training

Date: 27th October 1941 (Monday)

Unit: No. 755 Squadron / No. 15 Flying Training School

Type: Proctor Ia / Oxford I

Serial: P6064 / N6293

Code: Not known

Base: HMS Kestrel / RAF Upper Heyford

Location: 1 Mile NW Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire

Proctor Ia P6064 Crew:

Pilot: Dudley Mackenzie Jones Midshipman (A) Temp Acting Sub-Lieutenant Age 20. Killed

Alfred George Davis Naval Airman 2nd Class SFX2207 Age 20. Killed

Oxford I N6293 Crew:

Pilot: Fl/Lt. William Laurie Lang 72296 RAFVR Age 30. Killed

Lt. Gregory Rupert Sims (not confirmed as being on this flight) 105498 Kings Own Royal Regiment Age 21. Killed


Page researched by Angus Lang - relative of Dudley Jones. Very little information is available on this mid-air accident which it appears to have occurred during foggy conditions. We have placed this page of remembrance in the hope that others are able to provide further information.

Burial details:

Dudley Mackenzie Jones. Winchester Cemetery (Magdalen Hill) . Row G.1. Grave 108. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F.H. Jones, of Shirley, Croydon, Surrey, England. Grave inscription reads: “So Dear And Still So Near To Us”.

Alfred George Davis. Chingford Mount Cemetery, Screen Wall. Sec. F.13. Collective grave 38839. Son of Mr. and Mrs. T.A. Davis, of South Chingford, London, England.

Fl/Lt. William Laurie Lang. Grendon Underwood Churchyard (St. Leonard). Son of John and Winifred Lang and husband of Frances Lang, of Grendon Underwood. B.A. Hons. (Oxon). Buckinghamshire, England. Grave inscription reads: “A Talented Athlete A Loving Husband And Father A Brave And Free Spirit”.

Lt. Gregory Rupert Sims. Acton Cemetery. Section G, Row D, Grave 82. Son of Rupert Frank Knight Sims, Mabel Martha Sims, of Bedford Park, London, England.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to sources indicated below:

KTY - 13.10.2017

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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