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Old 4th September 2017, 22:00
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FAA 771 Sqn 23 July 1946

Looking for some info on Sub/Lt Charles H Buxton FAA 771 Sqn killed in air crash 23/7/46 Humming Bird. Also lost the same day and Sqn was Sub/Lt Kenneth Strickland but from Daedalus. Was this a single accident or collision or two different incidents ?
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Old 5th September 2017, 07:26
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Re: FAA 771 Sqn 23 July 1946

Hello,

Both aboard Mosquito FB.VI TE725.

De Havilland and D.H.98 Mosquito FB.VI transferred from RAF (two 1,260hp Rolls-Royce Merlin 23 or 25)

TE725

811 Sqn Ford ('N':'FD4B') by 1,46 - 7.46.
771 Sqn dett Ford, crashed on Isle of Wight between Alum Bay and Needles Pt during sea fog, cat ZZ 23.7.46 (S/L CH Buxton & S/L K Strickland both killed). Wooden wreckage reportedly burnt on site and rest thrown over cliff (TFH 92.15).

See:
Fleet Air Arm Fixed-Wing Aircraft since 1946.
Sturtivant,Ray, with Mick Burrow & Lee Howard.
Tonbridge:Air-Britain (Historians),2004
p.107

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Old 7th September 2017, 19:51
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Re: FAA 771 Sqn 23 July 1946

Thank you.
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