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Sgt Mckie
11.11.1941. No. 58 O.T.U. Spitfire L1083 Sgt. McKie loss

Operation: Training

Date: 11th November 1941 (Tuesday)

Unit: No. 58 Operational Training Unit

Type: Spitfire 

Serial: L1083

Base: Grangemouth

Location: Loch Tay, Scotland

Pilot: Sgt. Alison Boyce McKie R/72679 R.C.A.F. Age 20. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

Flying on a formation training exercise when radio contact was lost near Grangemouth. At the time he was flying with Sgt Argue who landed at Kinloss, refuelled and returned to Grangemouth. The body of Sgt Mckie was later recovered and he is now buried at Grandsable Cemetery, Grangemouth.

            

Sgt. Alison Boyce McKie and grave at Grandsable Cemetery

                                    

Log book for Sgt. Mckie - tragically very short of entries!

Burial Details:

Sgt. Alison Boyce McKie Sec 1. Grangemouth Grandsable Cemetery, Scotland

No further details although he originated from Southport, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Researched for relatives of Sgt. Boyce. With thanks to the Cadets and Staff 1333 (Grangemouth) Squadron ATC for their valued assistance with the research into 58. O.T.U. Any relative who would like a full size photograph of the grave we would be very happy to email them to you free of charge.

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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