16.12.1941 No. 58 O.T.U. Spitfire Ia X4851 Sgt. Julian
Date: 16th December 1941 (Tuesday)
Unit: No. 58 OTU (Operational Training Unit)
Type: Spitfire Ia
Base: RAF Grangemouth, Scotland
Location: RAF Grangemouth airfield, Scotland.
Pilot: Sgt. Noel Patrick Julian R/81021 RCAF Age 20. Killed
REASON FOR LOSS:
Sgt. Kippan taxied onto the runway and into the path of a landing Spitfire flown by Sgt Julian. One of the aircraft was burnt out and the other overturned and completely wrecked. Sgt. Kippan was seriously injured and died in hospital the following day. Sgt Julian was killed instantly.
Course 15 - 58 O.T.U. Grangemouth, Scotland: Front row: Sgt. Corbett, Sgt. Semmerling, Sgt. Kotlarz, Sgt. Madej, Sgt. Szelestowski, Sgt. Krakowski, Sgt. Polek, Sgt. Kolezynski, Sgt. Elmerych, Sgt. Grobelny, Sgt. Rutecki, Sgt. Szymanski - Second row: P/O. Hunter, P/O. Loree, P/O. Frith, P/O. Deytrikh, F/O. Gastula, Fl/Lt. Walendowski, P/O. Davies, P/O. Phelan, P/O. Tonge. F/O. Godlewski, P/O. Wigston, P/O. Zakrzewski - Third row: Sgt. Powers, Sgt. Watkin, Sgt. Vance, Sgt. Machan, Sgt. McGready, Sgt. Taggart, Sgt. Oliver, Sgt. Shaw, Sgt. Kippan, Sgt. Moeser, Sgt. Matthewman - Back row: Sgt. Hunt, Sgt. Julian, Sgt. Watson, Sgt. Little, Sgt. Nicoll, Sgt. Kaye, Sgt. Allingham, Sgt. Miller, Sgt. Davies, Sgt. Jowett, Sgt. Rawson, Sgt. Cleaver, Sgt. Burley.
Left and above, Grandsable Cemetery, Scotland as photographed by Aircrew Remembered July 2012.
Sgt. Noel Patrick Julian. Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery. Sec 1. Grave 35. Son of Mrs. F. E. Julian, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada
Researched for relatives of Sgt. Julian. With thanks to The Cadets and Staff 1333 (Grangemouth) Squadron ATC for their valued assistance with the research into 58 OTU
Any relative who would like a full size photograph of the grave / course group we would be very happy to email them to you free of charge.