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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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3 FTS Crest
08.12.1941 No. 3 Flying Training School Oxford I R6017 LAC McAllister

Operation: Training

Date: 08th December 1941 (Monday)

Unit: No. 3 Flying Training School

Type: Airspeed Oxford I

Serial: R6017

Code: Not known

Base: RAF Bibury, Gloucestershire

Location: At base - RAF Bibury

Pilot: LAC. Edward McAllister 1372895 RAFVR Age 22. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Not many details apart from he overshot the Runway and crashed - we welcome any further information that can be passed on to the relatives.

He was the only son, his mother lost her first husband during the first World War.

Burial details:

LAC. Edward McAllister. St. Ninians Parish Burial Ground (Bannockburn) Compt. B.9. Grave 13. Son of George and Hannah McAllister, of Bannockburn, Stirling, Scotland. Grave inscription reads: “In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Son, RIP.”

Researched and dedicated to the niece of the pilot, Anne Simpson - January 2017. Thanks to sources as quoted below:

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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