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11.06.1944 141 Squadron Mosquito II HJ916 Flt.Lt. Riddoch

Mission: Training

Date: 11th June 1944 (Sunday)

Unit: 141 Squadron

Type: Mosquito II

Serial: HJ916

Code: TW:Y

Base: RAF West Raynham, Norfolk.

Location: South of Chippenham. Norfolk

Pilot: Flt.Lt. Peter Anthony Riddoch 121206 RAFVR - injured

Nav: Fg.Off. Charles Stanford Ronayne 152497 RAFVR Age 33. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

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

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


Burial details:

Fg.Off. 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. Updated by Aircrew Remembered (Aug 2015). Updated by Aircrew Remembered (Dec 2020).

RS 07.12.2020 - Additional information added

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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