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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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RAF Crest
28.12.1944 No. 2 FIS Airspeed Oxford II ED188 F/O. Arthur Whiteley

Operation: Training

Date: 28th December 1944 (Thursday)

Unit: No. No. 2 Flying Instructors School

Type: Airspeed Oxford II

Serial: ED188

Code: Not known

Base: RAF Montrose

Location: Meadows Farm, Near Brechin, Scotland

Pilot: F/O. Arthur Whiteley DFC 172174 RAFVR Age 24. Killed

Pilot 2: Sgt. Harold Gibson Black 1517655 RAFVR Age 23. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

A call was received that this aircraft had crashed at Meadows Farm some 15 miles south west of Brechin at 13:05 hrs. The aircraft was discovered shortly afterwards at 14:15 hrs when they also discovered the bodies of the two aircrew.

It is said that the aircraft hit a tree whilst carrying out low level manoeuvres. We welcome any further information on this loss.

Burial details:

F/O. Arthur Whiteley DFC. Manchester Southern Cemetery. Sec. S. C. of E. Grave 266. Son of William Arthur Seaton Whiteley and Athalie Jessie Whiteley, of Didsbury, Manchester, England. DFC Awarded during service with 619 Squadron.

Sgt. Harold Gibson Black. Carnmoney Cemetery. Sec. D.D. Grave 200. Son of Harold Eveleigh Black and Agnes Black, of Whitehead, County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this crew with thanks to Mike Berrell for grave photo and advising us of this loss - December 2016. Also thanks to the RAF Commands Forum for information.Other sources indicated below.

KTY - 05.12.2016

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', 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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