WW2 Stirling

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Brown42
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WW2 Stirling

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Hi
Can anyone help me with this at all I know that Frank Brown and the crew was on Top secret work about new radar they were stations around cirencester gloucestershire think there was a new zealander member of the crew and a scientist on there when there airplane crash.
It must of been very important work they gave all the widows 500 pounds in 1940 thats £28,174.34 now.

Any help pleace
Peter

PS I well get his service number

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Hi
I got some more information on Flight Lieutenant Frank Brown number 79175,102 Squadon.
At the time of his death he was stations around cirencester gloucestershire on Top secret work about new radar i know this from his widow,
Is there any way i can get to the truth about this.


Any help pleace
Peter A Richards

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Hi Peter, found this on the Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archive.

Date & Time: Aug 16, 1942
Type of aircraft: Avro 652 Anson
Operator:
Registration: DJ184
Flight Phase: Flight
Flight Type: Military
Survivors: No
Site: Plain, Valley
Schedule: Defford – Boscombe Down
Location: Cirencester Gloucestershire
Country: United Kingdom
Region: Europe
Crew on board: 6
Crew fatalities: 6
Pax on board: 0
Pax fatalities: 0
Other fatalities: 0
Total fatalities: 6
Circumstances: The crew was performing a flight from RAF Defford to RAF Boscombe Down to take delivery of a second Avro 652 Anson. En route, while cruising at an altitude of 2,000 feet, the twin engine aircraft went out of control, dove into the ground and crashed in a field near Cirencester. All six occupants, among them two brothers, were killed.
Crew:
F/L Frank Brown,
F/O Eric Tom Sellick,
F/O George Flight Sellick,
F/O Alfred James Marsh,
LAC Henry Davis McCallum,
AC2 Roland Frederick Umney.
Probable cause: The loss of control was caused by a failure of the fabric covering the right wing that separated from the structure in flight.
There is no paralell in warfare, to such courage and determination in the face of danger, over so long a period. Such devotion, should never be forgotten.

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Hi
Yes thanks for that but they were doing Top secret work about new radar any way i can find out about this.

Peter

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Hi

You might get better results by looking at texts relating to the development of radar during the period. The loss of a scientist being more unusual than the loss of an aircraft at that time.

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James

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HI
Thanks for that

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