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Mission:  Convoy Escort 188.

Date:  23rd July 1940

Unit:  No. 269 Squadron (Coastal Command)

Type:  Hudson I

Serial:  P5152

Coded:  UA-J

Location:  Wick, Scotland.

Pilot:  Fl/ Lt. Charles David Weaver Price 37985 R.A.F. Age 27. Killed

Nav:  P/O. James Tatne Taine Fleming 41277 R.A.F. Age 20. Killed

W/Op/Air/Gnr:   P/O. William Appleby 42975 R.A.F. Age 26. Killed

W/Op:  Sgt. Lawrence Land 623762 R.A.F. Age ? Killed


Collided with Hurricane P2862 No. 3 Squadron whilst taking off at 04.15 hrs from Wick. Crashed killing all on board - no details as yet available on the outcome of the Hurricane.

Fl/Lt. Price had an earlier accident when on 21st March 1940 during take off the Anson 1 (N9673) he was piloting failed to take off due to a combination of conditions (wet, temporary runway and heavily loaded) also the end of the runway being blocked by a Hurricane and a fuel bowser with insufficient speed the take off was aborted and the aircraft written off.

Anson I piloted by Fl/Lt. Charles Price lost on an earlier mission on 21st March 1940 (source unknown)

Burial Details:

Fl/ Lt. Charles David Weaver Price Llanspyddid (St. Cattwg) Churchyard S.E. of church
Son of Charles Weaver Price and Rhineadd Mary Gwendoline Price, stepson of Eva Price of Llanspyddid

P/O. James Tatne Taine Fleming Wick Cemetery Sec. O. Grave 412
Son of Archibald Munnoch Fleming and Hazel Darling Fleming, of Karori, Wellington, New Zealand.

P/O. William Appleby Morpeth (SS. Mary and James) Churchyard. Old ground.
Son of Robert and Harriet Appleby, of Morpeth; husband of Paula Appleby.

Sgt. Lawrence Land Wick Cemetery Sec. O. Grave 411

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