Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

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Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue May 07, 2019 9:02 pm

Greetings all, looking for aircraft serial number of a Bristol Beaufighter serial number, if known.

Bristol Beaufighter, ?????, July 13, 1942

Pilot: Wing Cmdr J.A. Dixon, 32004, RAF, Hometown Unknown, KIFA
Navigator: Sgt A.C. Sallis, 1180389, RAFVR, Dorchester, Dorset, United Kingdom, KIFA

Aircraft crashed while performing low-level aerobatic training over Dyce airfield, killing both crew members, W/C Dixon and Sgt Sallis on aircraft impact with the ground.

Any help truly appreciated,

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Tue May 07, 2019 10:25 pm

Looking George...........

Sergeant Anthony Charles SALLIS (1180389) Observer 1942-07-13 404 (RCAF) Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Dorchester Cemetery, Dorset
Wing Commander James Alonzo DIXON (32004) Pilot 1942-07-13 404 (RCAF) Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Dyce Old Churchyard

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Tue May 07, 2019 11:00 pm

George, found the record when they died and funeral........but because the aircraft was NOT on an operational or training mission, it is NOT in the Operational Record Book......so I don’t know the aircraft number.....I will keep looking
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by georgetanksherman » Tue May 07, 2019 11:40 pm

Thank You Temujin, I thought I would ask on the off chance some one might know, I looked every where I could with no joy !

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by joshiecookie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 11:39 am

Hi George!

Just interested as to what your looking into with regards to this aircraft!? I am doing some homework on my great Uncle (Anthony Sallis) who was the man killed in this accident! Anything you know or have found out would be great to hear! I have pictures of him and more information if you want it too!

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by joshiecookie » Tue Nov 26, 2019 4:14 pm

It seems that the Blenheim that crashed that day was K7120

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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by Temujin » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:12 am

George, I can now confirm what joshiecookie reported on this thread
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Re: Bristol Beaufighter, RCAF 404 Squadron

Post by georgetanksherman » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:27 pm

Greetings joshiecookie, Thank You so much for the heads up about your great Uncle (Anthony Sallis) and would always appreciate more info. I have always had an interest in WW II Aviation, I had read stories about American volunteers with the Flying Tigers in China and the R.A.F. Eagle Squadrons in England when I retired from the U.S. Air Force I wondered if their were any others, and to my amazement, there were, not only in the Air force, But in the Commonwealth Army, Navy and Merchant Navy as well, so I started researching with the Royal Canadian Squadrons looking for Americans, As I went I started saving all the info that I found as I went, no matter what country they came from. Down here in Terrell, Texas they have the #1 British Flying Training School Museum, to Honour the Canadian, British and American Cadets that trained there in WW II. Unfortunately with training, 20 Cadets were killed in Training and are buried there as well, We do a Memorial Ride (Motorcycles) here in Texas to Honour these Cadets for their Sacrifice. I showed the Museum what I have so far, with an Awesome Big Help from Temujin and they asked if I would share the info with them, which I have. I believe ALL these Warriors need to be known about and Remembered for what they did.

Temujin, as always, I really appreciate your help and assistance, been a bit quiet on here as I have been on the Royal Air Force side of things, found a lot more Americans in the R.C.A.F. that were assigned to R.A.F., R.A.A.F. R.N.Z.A.F. and S.A.A.F. Squadrons, Trying to find info on them has slowed me down a bit :-) But Thank You for all the help !

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