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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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11.06.1944 No. 141 Squadron Mosquito II HJ916 crash

Mission: Training

Date: 11th June 1944 (Sunday)

Unit: No. 141 Squadron

Type: Mosquito II

Serial: HJ916

Code: TW-Y

Base: RAF West Raynham, Norfolk.

Location: South of Chippenham. Norfolk

Pilot: Fl/Lt. P.A. Riddoch RAFVR - injured

Nav: F/O. Charles Stanford Ronayne 152497 RAFVR Age 33. Killed 

REASON FOR LOSS:

Broke up in flight, throwing the pilot clear, before crashing on the Suffolk - Cambridgeshire border some 2 miles south of Chippenham and roughly the same distance north of Newmarket.

Fl/Lt. Riddoch was badly hurt and was detained in White Lodge hospital at Newmarket.


Burial details:

F/O. Charles Stanford Ronayne. Little Massingham (St.Andrew) Churchyard, Norfolk. (Shown right)

Son of Charles Stanford and Mary Ronayne and husband of Marjorie Victoria Ronayne of Ealing, Middlesex, England.

Researched by Aircrew Remembered, researcher and specialist genealogist Linda Ibrom for relatives of this crew.

KTY 01.08.2015 Page updated

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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