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Old 12th December 2019, 08:10
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July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Hi all

Few questions about this, anybody know any more?

July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Collided with another aircraft neat Huntly. Any idea details of other aircraft / Pilot and outcome? Sgt May died in his Hurricane.
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Old 12th December 2019, 09:00
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Hello

Sgt May flew Hurricane P2874 en had a mid air collision during a trainingflight with P/O Sheldon flying Hurricane P2874 over Spey Bay Morashire.

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Old 12th December 2019, 09:47
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Since they did not fly the same aircraft, May was in P2724.

This Alain of course knows, but for some reason it did not come out as he intended....

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Old 13th December 2019, 07:22
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Hello ,

Sorry i made a typo , P/O Sheldon flew Hurricane P2826
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Old 13th December 2019, 08:53
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Now that was a surprise Alain

My sources says P2826 was SOC 24 May 1944 with 5 PAFU (Air Britain), while P2724 was lost with 17 Sq on 8 July 1941 (Air Britain and Air War 1941 - the non-stop offensive, part one)

What is your source for P2826??

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Old 13th December 2019, 13:14
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Hello Stig ,
I don't know how i made this mistake , the ORB from N° 17 sqn page 119 says
May P-2724 and Sheldon P2874.
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Old 13th December 2019, 13:49
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Great Alain

Now our sources agree.
Mistake? There are days when I even refuse to look in the mirror...
We all have those days...

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Old 13th December 2019, 15:40
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Hello,

The P/O Sheldon involved in the MAC on 08/07/1941, was AUS402256 P/O Mark Ernest SHELDON RAAF. On his return to Australia, whilst serving on No.75 Sqn RAAF, he was shot down and killed in New Guinea in Kittyhawk A29-123 by Japanese fighters on 11/08/1942.

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Old 13th December 2019, 18:28
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Remind me of Somerset Maughan

"I was surprised to see him over England, we had appointment in New Guinea"
Once lucky....not twice....

Thanks for the update Col

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Old 14th December 2019, 00:38
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Re: July 8, 1941, Sergeant Leonard May

Stig,

Mark Ernest Sheldon RAAF had also served in Russia with 151 Wing/134 Sqn RAF.

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