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21st April 1943 56 OTU Hurricane I V6938 Sgt. Leuty

Operation: Training

Date: 21st April 1943 (Wednesday)

Unit: No. 56 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group

Type: Hurricane I

Serial: V6938

Code: -

Base: RAF Tealing, Dundee, Scotland

Location: Glen Prosen, Forfar, Scotland

Pilot: Sgt. Allen Henry Leuty R/144243 RCAF Age 24. Killed


Taking off at 08:30 hrs. on an authorised low flying exercise. Weather conditions described as fine with 3/10 cloud at 2000 ft.

His last transmission was made shortly after take of stating that he was airborne. Nothing further was heard and classed as missing.

The crash site with the body of the pilots was discovered 13 days later on the 04th May 1943. No cause of accident established - V6938 burnt out. Medical report on the body revealed multiple injuries and a fractured skull, incinerated.

Burial and personal details:

Buried with full military honours on the 06th May 1943.

Sgt. Allen Henry Leuty. Dundee Cemetery (Balgay). Sec. M.M. Grave 3F. Born on the 12th April 1919 in Toronto. A farmer prior to service. Enlisted on the 25th November1941. Awarded his pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 20th November 1942. Son of William Frank and Marjorie Leuty (nee Picket), of Malton, Ontario. Sgt Leuty had three brothers and one sister: Joseph Frank, Matthew Hornby, Craig Rupert, and Mary Isabel Leuty of Malton Ontario, Canada. 184 flying hours logged, 15 on the Hurricane. Grave inscription: 'The Greatness Of Her Sons Alone Can Make A Country Great'.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to John Eigl, Assistant Historian, Heritage Mississauga, other sources as quoted below:

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