Operation: Training Exercise
Date: 12th March 1944 (Sunday)
Unit: No. 11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit
Type: Airspeed Oxford Mk.1
Base: RAF Calveley, Cheshire
Location: Shining Tor, Peak District, England
Pilot: F/O. Charles Stewart Grant Wood 155765. RAFVR Age 33. Killed
Pilot U/T: F/O. Gerald Campbell Liggett J/35331. RCAF Age 22. Killed
Nav: Sgt. Joseph George (Joe) Hall 1338841. RAFVR Age 21. KilledREASON FOR LOSS:
This aircraft was on a training flight from RAF Calveley and may have crashed due to bad weather. Oxford LX745 crashed on Shining Tor in the Peak District.
F/O. Gerald Campbell Liggett
The funeral ceremony for F/O. Wood, F/O. Liggett and Sgt. Hall - Mayfield School Memorial Sgt. Hall
F/O. Charles Stewart Grant Wood. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire. Sec. A. Grave 542. Son of James Wood, M.A., B.Sc., F.C.I.S. and Jessie Gordon Wood (nee Grant) Husband of Doris Joyce Wood of Prestwich, Lancashire, England.
F/O. Gerald Campbell Liggett. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire. Sec. A. Grave 1106. Son of John Campbell Liggett and Anna Josephine Liggett of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Gerald was born on 23rd October 1921 in Ontario.
Sgt. Joseph George (Joe) Hall. Chester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire. Sec. A. Grave 630. Son of Percy Arthur and Winifred Constance Hall of North End, Portsmouth, England.
Researched by: Kate Tame for Aircrew Remembered and for all the relatives of the crew. Acknowledgements: With special thanks to David Fuller for the picture of F/O. Liggett and the funeral ceremony, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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