27.10.1941 755 Squadron Proctor Ia P6064 / No. 15 FTS Oxford I N6293 S/Lt. Jones
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
REASON FOR LOSS:
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.
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: