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Paul bardell

Morning all,

 

I am researching the following pilot - Lt D R Hunt who was KIFA on the 18.8.18 , when ferrying Dolphin no E4491.

 

Both TSTBF vol II and the C and C Dolphin book state the aircraft crashed at OYE  -  where is this?

 

Any help would be most welcome.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Paul

 

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MaxD

As he was buried at Sangatte, this could well be Oye-Plage about 10 miles east of Calais.

 

Max

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helpjpl

 

1. Oye-Plage:

 

2. Here, in case you haven't seen them are David Reginald Hunt's Casualty Cards and Casualty Form - 'dead on admission to 35 General Hospital Calais':

a)  http://www.rafmuseumstoryvault.org.uk/archive/7000247961-hunt-d.r.-david-reginald

b) https://www.casualtyforms.org/form/11952

 

3.  airhistory. E4491 - engine trouble, caught fire at 1,500 ft and nose dived to earth:

http://www.airhistory.org.uk/rfc/files/names_combined_H.txt

 

4.  CWGC:

https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/85996/hunt,-david-reginald/

 

JP

 

 

Edited by helpjpl
CWGC, 4491

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Paul bardell

 

 

Many Thanks, MaxD and helpjpl, for your very fast response to my plea for help.

 

This is great information and just the job.

 

Thanks and Best Regards.

 

Paul

 

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sadbrewer
On 09/10/2019 at 09:41, Paul bardell said:

Morning all,

 

I am researching the following pilot - Lt D R Hunt who was KIFA on the 18.8.18 , when ferrying Dolphin no E4491.

 

Both TSTBF vol II and the C and C Dolphin book state the aircraft crashed at OYE  -  where is this?

 

Any help would be most welcome.

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

Paul

 

:poppy:

 

Don't know if this helpful ...photograph courtesy of the British Newspaper Archive .

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Paul bardell

Good day and sorry for the delay in getting back to you - helpjpl and sadbrewer -  very many thanks for the information you have passed on.

 

The photos of the headstone and Lt Hunt are particularly welcome and all details are most helpful.

 

Again many thanks and Best Regards

 

Paul

 

:poppy:

 

 

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