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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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RAF Crest
10.10.1940 No. 8 EFTS Magister R18991 P/O. List

Operation: Training

Date: 10th October 1940 (Thursday)

Unit: No. 8 Elementary Flying School

Type: Miles Magister

Serial: R1891

Code: None issued

Base: RAF Woodley

Location: As above

Pilot (Inst): P/O. Ivor Hardy List 83300 RAFVR Age 24. Injured

Pilot (U/T): LAC. Ronald Edward Brooks 930140 RAFVR Age 19. Injured

REASON FOR LOSS:

During a training flight the aircraft stalled and crashed some 500 yards East of the airfield. Both crew members were injured in the crash and sadly passed away on admission to hospital.

The aircraft was written off.

Burial details:

P/O. Ivor Hardy List. Reading Crematorium, Panel 1. Son of George Henry and Edith Gertrude List of Stoke-on-Trent and husband of Miki Olive List, of Stoke-on-Trent, England.

LAC. Ronald Edward Brooks. Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich. Sec. Q. 2nd Cons. Grave 698. Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Brooks, of Charlton, Greenwich, England. Grave inscription reads: "Time Takes Away The Edge Of Grief But Memory Turns Back Every Leaf".

Researched by Steve Hunnisett for Aircrew Remembered - April 2019. With Crematorium Panel photograph courtesy of Julia and Keld. For further details our thanks to the following sources:

SH/KTY 13.04.2019

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, Michel Beckers, Major Fred Paradie (RCAF) and MWO François Dutil (RCAF) - Paradie Archive (on this site), Jean Schadskaje, Major Jack O'Connor USAF (Retd.), Robert Gretzyngier, Wojtek Matusiak, Waldemar Wójcik and Józef Zieliński - 'Ku Czci Połeglyçh Lotnikow 1939-1945', Archiwum - Polish Air Force Archive (on this site), Anna Krzystek, Tadeusz Krzystek - 'Polskie Siły Powietrzne w Wielkiej Brytanii', Franek Grabowski, Norman L.R. Franks 'Fighter Command Losses', Aircrew Remembered Databases and our own archives. We are grateful for the support and encouragement of CWGC, UK Imperial War Museum, Australian War Memorial, Australian National Archives, New Zealand National Archives, UK National Archives and Fold3 and countless dedicated friends and researchers across the world.
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