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Old 28th November 2011, 21:32
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Re: W/Cdr HJW Meakin DFC

No citation, but the posting in the Gazette when the bar was awarded.

http://www.london-gazette.co.uk/issu.../5085/page.pdf
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Many thanks for the info

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What was Jack Meakin bailing out of on 21st Oct 1940, in which he lost part of his hand?
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Re: W/Cdr HJW Meakin DFC

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What was Jack Meakin bailing out of on 21st Oct 1940, in which he lost part of his hand?
On 21 October (1940), P/O H J W Meakin was returning from an SA9 in (Blenheim IV) R3699/U. The aircraft had been damaged by flak and it became uncontrollable near Detling. The crew bailed out and P/O Meakin was injured. Sadly, the Blenheim crashed into two houses in Dernier Road, Tonbridge, killing two* and injuring sixteen.

See:
United in Effort The Story of No.53 Squadron Royal Air Force 1916-1976
Manson,Jock
Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain (Historians),1997
p.36

* The 2 civilian deaths were:

Frances Couchman (Aged 78)
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...hman,-frances/

Alice Ford (Aged 65)
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/c...9/ford,-alice/

See also: CCL1/McNeill/p.72.

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