Personnel Index - Detail
4th October, 1939:
At 11.15hrs, one of 49 Squadron's Avro Ansons crashed on fire in the grounds of a Mental Hospital at Radcliffe, killing the pilot, P/O Brian Harker and the W/Op AC2 McGurk. The aircraft had been carrying out W/T practice at the time. Both crew members are buried in Newport Cemetery, Lincoln.
Avro Anson 5096
P/O B.L.G. Harker Pilot (Killed)
AC2 F.L. McGurk. W/OP (Killed)
Further details of the crash and a memorial service held in New Zealand are shown below.
Details courtesy of Ashley Hales.