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Old 14th April 2019, 15:01
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Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

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On December 24, 1943, a Proctor crashes close to Madley. On board was Sergeant Louis Langlois (FAF), wireless operator and a pilot.
I'm looking for the name of the pilot who belonged to the RAF and the serial of the plane.
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Old 14th April 2019, 16:16
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

Hello,

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=193383

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Old 14th April 2019, 16:50
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

Thanks again Col
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Old 19th April 2019, 16:39
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

Franck

The aircraft crashed into a mountainside 1 mile west of Llangorse Lake (nearest place is called Cathedine, Breconshire)
The pilot's full name was Frederick Charles Mison (24 year old from RCAF)

Do you know what happened to Louis R Langois' (22 years old) body? He must have been buried somewhere in England, but where? Also was he taken to France after the war?

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Old 20th April 2019, 10:52
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

The usual fate of French WWII dead in Great Britain was to be taken to their French home town after the war, but I can't find anything on Langlois' grave on my usual web sources.

Here is his card in the SGA database listing WWII dead:
http://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defe...58540&debut=20

As a deceased member of the "Forces aériennes françaises en Grande-Bretagne" (French air forces in Great Britain), a file should be held on him by the Service Historique de la Défense, but I only have data for people starting with letters A and B, I never had time to continue this files.
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Old 20th April 2019, 11:03
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

Thank You Laurent

Good to see he is not completely forgotten!
Perhaps I should have said this is quite a bit outside my comfort zone, since I usually don't follow individuals.
But since my source (Colin Cummings) Clipped Wings Vol 3 is puzzled what happened to him, it seems there is nothing valid about him in England either, I thought I should try my "luck" here.

Anyone else who can contribute to what happened to poor Langlois after his death?

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Old 20th April 2019, 12:55
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

You can find the reference of Langlois' file in SHD in the following link:
http://www.servicehistorique.sga.def...%20en%20GB.pdf

His individual loss file is in box 4D 19446.
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Old 20th April 2019, 14:19
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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

Thanks again Laurent

However it does not give me anything further unless I go down there myself.
Since my French is, should we say, lousy, I doubt I will understand much of it anyway.

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Re: Loss of a Proctor at Madley on the 24th of December, 1943

Thanks a lot to all for the different answers
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