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Great Yarmouth - F2a No: 8660 - Loss of aircraft on 30 May 1918


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Some time ago I received great help from members of this forum in regard to my father's past service career especially in relation to this F2a. I am aware of what happened to 3 members of the crew but I should like to know what happened to the other 2.

They were:-

211338 Cpl F Grant 'E'

213914 Pte W S Chase G/L

I have read the account of the incident in Snowden's excellent book "The Story of a North Sea Air-base" but it is not clear what happened to these 2 members of the crew.

I should be grateful if anyone can shed any further light.

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According to The Sky Their Battlefield and Airmen Died, Cpl F Grant and Pte J Money were both taken Prisoner of War.

I hope that this helps.

Gareth

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Therir RAF records should be in AIR 79, these are original documents in service number order.

Their RNAS service records are available online for £3.50 or free to download at Kew.

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Gareth

Thank you for the information. My father was the late Jack Money so I am aware of what happened to him.

Is it known where Cpl Smith was interned and what happened to him after that?

The other occupants Captain Young died in the cockpit and the American Ensign, G T Roe also ended up as a POW. So all that remains is what happened to Pte Chase?

I will make an effort to seek the book you mention.

Wyndham

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So all that remains is what happened to Pte Chase?

Wyndham

Wyndham,

This from the Commonwealth War Graves;

Name: CHASE, HENRY FRANCIS

Initials: H F

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class

Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force

Date of Death: 30/05/1918

Service No: 213914

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Memorial: HOLLYBROOK MEMORIAL, SOUTHAMPTON

Regards,

Andrew

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Name Grant, Frank

Official Number: F11338

Place of Birth: Croydon, London

Date of Birth: 01 December 1891

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

AIR 79/1899

Name Chase, Henry Francis

Official Number: F13914

Place of Birth: Poplar, London

Date of Birth: 03 June 1897

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documen...p;resultcount=1

AIR 79/1924

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1. Andrew

2. Per ardua

Thank you so much for this information; it tidies up my research into my father's RNAS/RAF service.

Incidentally my father was interned at Dulmen and it would be interesting to know if Cpl Grant was also taken there.

I will be visiting Kew, but due to the ongoing refurbishment work, I will give it a couple months for the dust to settle before doing so, probably in May.

Thank you all again for your help.

With kind regards,

Wyndham

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