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Old 26th October 2020, 22:14
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Missing Dakota 10/08/49

Hi,

I'm trying to track down a Dakota, possibly RAF, that crashed on 10th August 1949. It came down in Aden near Salalah. Tried my usual crash/accident websites but not been able to find any details.

Any help appreciated.

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Old 27th October 2020, 00:11
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Re: Missing Dakota 10/08/49

Dakota C4, KN336, 12 fatalities.
Possibly the 9th ?

Ref: "Broken Wings" James J.Halley MBE.(Air Britain ).
"Final Landings" , Colin Cummings.
9th August 1949.
Pages 519,520.
Aden CF, The a/c was letting down through cloud from a safety height of 5000 feet when it struck sloping ground at 3000 feet
F/Lt. Norman Tom EVANS,AFC
Nav 2. Leslie Andrew BAIN.
signaller 1 Jack Arthur PEARCE.
Passengers
Sqn/Ldr Desmond FORWARD.
F/O. Donald Roy HINTON.
Cpl. James John GIBSON.
Cpl. Dennie HOWDEN.
Cpl. Ronald Arthur PRIOR.
5039 Lance Cpl. H,N,YAFAIQ.(Aden Protectorate Levies).
237 PFC. S, AULAQI.
5344 PFC. S,A,AULAQI.
F/Lt. Roy Frederick Robert DIGGORY, ( Died of injuries 10th August).
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Old 27th October 2020, 11:00
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Re: Missing Dakota 10/08/49

Hello,

Few more details on RAF casualties aboard Aden Communication Flight, Dakota IV KN336 (no information Aden Levies):

Crew.
46348 F/Lt (Pilot) Norman Tom EVANS AFC RAF (23) +
2255047 (Nav. 2) Leslie Andrew BAIN RAF (23) +
1334998 (Sig. 1) Jack Arthur PEARCE RAF (28) +

Passengers.
41167 S/Ldr Desmond FORWARD RAF (32) +
145616 F/Lt Roy Frederick Robert DIGGORY RAF (38) + 10/08/1949
193509 F/O Donald Roy HINTON RAF (27) +
990941 Cpl James John GIBSON RAF (28) +
577450 Cpl Dennis HOWDEN RAF (26) +
1656548 Cpl Ronald Arthur PRIOR RAF (26) +

All (other than F/Lt Diggory) + 09/08/1949 - All buried at crash site, Salalah, Oman.

Col.

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Old 27th October 2020, 20:25
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Re: Missing Dakota 10/08/49

Hi Alex, Col,

Thank you. 8 Squadron Brigands were sent to search for it on the 10th so the 9th would tie in with that.

Didn't there were so many casualties.

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