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Old 22nd January 2018, 03:43
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HMS Glory September, 1946

Hello,
Am seeking information about an air crash on 27th, September, 1946 or around that date.
From what I understand the ship was n the Far East or Australian waters at this time.
FAA Squadrons were 806 and 837 Squadrons., a/c were Seafire F.XV's and Firefly F.1/FR.1's.

As I understand it Air Mechanic 2c John Frederick Adams, L/FX.762898 was reported as MPK due to an air crash.
But I have been unable to find anything about such an incident.
Anyone have any details on this crash ?

Further to this search is also the loss of S/Lt(A) Derek F. Mills ( HMS Vernon ) who is reported to have died as. a result of an air crash on the same date as Adams.

The only a/c that I could find this date was a Firefly serial number MB665 of 766 Sqdn FAA in which Lt(E) Michael A Clarke was killed, but this was in home waters.


Many thanks
Alex

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Old 22nd January 2018, 13:03
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Re: HMS Glory September, 1946

Alex,

Derek Farquhar Mills was a passenger on Dragon Rapide G-AFFF, crashed on 27-9-1946.

See https://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.c...craigton-hill/

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Old 22nd January 2018, 16:15
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Re: HMS Glory September, 1946

Hello Leendert,
Thanks for the reply and link.
I had not thought of civil flight.��
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Old 24th January 2018, 02:10
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Re: HMS Glory September, 1946

Hello,
There is still the question of the "air crash" in which Adams was involved ?
Anyone have anything ?

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Re: HMS Glory September, 1946

Alex,

Please refer to britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk.

In the 1 Oct 1946 editions of the Yorkshire Evening Post it says John Adams died "as result of accident on board HMS Glory... Buried at sea."

Perhaps more to read in obituary/article, but then you have to register.

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Old 28th January 2018, 01:29
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Re: HMS Glory September, 1946

Thank you Leendert,
Thought there would be a catch
Perhaps someone on this forum has membership and perhaps can look it up ?
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