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Archive Report: Allied Forces

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FAA Crest
27.06.1943 No. 748 Squadron Spitfire Va R6887 Lt (A). Street

Operation: Training

Date: 27th June 1943 (Sunday)

Unit: No. 748 Squadron Fleet Air Arm

Type: Spitfire Va

Serial: R6887

Code: -

Base: HMS. Vulture, St. Merryn

Location: Treginegar, near St Issey

Pilot: Lt. (A) Arthur Robert Street RNZNVR Age 25. Killed

REASON FOR LOSS:

During a training flight with another aircraft from the Squadron when flying at 800 ft collided with Hurricane IIc NF716 flown by Sub. Lt (A) Jones.

R6887 crashed and caught fire at Treginegar, near St Issey some 2 miles south south east of the airfield at 14:14 hrs.

Hurricane NF716 crashed at Treville-Dor Farm, St Ervan killing Sub. Lt (A) Jones.

Burial details:

Lt. (A) Arthur Robert Street. St. Merryn Churchyard. Grave 8. Born on the12th December 1917 at Fielding, the son of Robert Edward and Johanna Wilhelmina Street (née Ackerman) of Fielding, Wellington, New Zealand. A postman for P and prior to enlisting on the 18th December 1940.

Sub. Lt. (A) Stanley Arthur Jones. St. Merryn Churchyard. Grave 9. Son of Thomas J. Jones and Ethel M. Jones, of Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Grave inscription: 'Treasured Memories Are All We Have Left Of Our Son We Loved And Will Never Forget'.

Researched and dedicated to the relatives of this pilot with thanks to Jenifer Lemaire and to the extensive research by Errol Martyn and his publications: “For Your Tomorrow Vols. 1-3”, Auckland Library Heritage Collection, Weekly News of New Zealand, other sources as quoted below:

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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', Stan D. Bishop, John A. Hey MBE, Gerrie Franken and Maco Cillessen - Losses of the US 8th and 9th Air Forces, Vols 1-6, Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton - Nachtjagd Combat Archives, Vols 1-13. 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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