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21.10.1944 321st Transport Squadron-27th ATG C-47A (Dakota) 42-93525 1Lt. Walker Location: Kop Hill, near Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England.
Mission: Transport (Tinned meat).

Date: 21
st October 1944

Time: 10.30 hours.

Unit: 321
st Transport Squadron. 27th Air transport Group U.S.A.A.F.

Type: Douglas C-47A (Dakota)

Serial No: 42-93525

Coded: (not known).

Location: Kop Hill, Princes Risborough, Buckinghamshire, England.

Pilot: 1
st/Lt. Edwin E. Walker – Killed.

Co/Pilot: F/O Sam P. Rubinowitz – Killed.

Radio/Op: T/Sgt. William P. Lulf – Killed.

Flt/Eng: Sgt. Cecil A. Edmonds – Killed.

Pfc. Merl E. Stutesman – Killed.

REASON FOR LOSS:

Aircraft believed suffered an engine problem due to the trailing smoke. Pilot managed to clear the small market town of Princes Risborough but failed to clear the summit of Kop Hill and subsequently crashed killing all those onboard.

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Led by the British Legion the procession heads up the High Street (Cannon)

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A member of the Base Honor Guard with the American flag (Bucks Free Press)


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The three new aircrew memorials outside the Library (cannon)

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CAP BADGE FROM C-47 PRINCES RISBOROUGH 001
American officers cap badge recovered from crash site (King)

Researched and compiled by Melvin Brownless and David King with thanks to Paul Cannon and the Bucks Free Press, August 2013.
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