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RCAF Station Yarmouth East Camp, Fleet Air Arm Royal Navy October 20, 1944 On the evening of October 20, 1944, two Anson aircraft (#11233 and #7146) on a training flight were returning to RCAF Station Yarmouth when they collided in mid-air. The two pilots and four Telegraphist Air Gunners were killed. (Crash site below the wheels of the Swordfish)                          
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Training Flight Crash October 20, 1944
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Name: Henry Taylor Service No:  FX/614771 Rank: Leading Airman Service: Royal Navy  (HMS Seaborn)        Date of Death:  October 20, 1944 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery:  Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery (Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 9) Son of Mrs. E. Taylor, of Drumoak, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.  
Name: Raymond Edgar Stanier Service No: FX/605203 Rank: Leading Airman   Service: Royal Navy (HMS Seaborn)  Date of Death:  October 20, 1944 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery:  Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery (Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 12) Son of Bert B. Stanier and Minnie Stanier, of Walsall, Staffordshire, England.
Name: John Arnold Bennett Service No: FX/606923 Rank: Leading Airman Service: Royal Navy (HMS Seaborn)      Date of Death:  October 20, 1944 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery:  Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery (Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 10)   Son of Alfred Arnold and Gertrude Matilda Bennett, of Surbiton, Surrey, England.
Name: Albert David Brookes   Service No: FX/605894 Rank: Leading Airman  Service: Royal Navy (HMS Seaborn)     Date of Death:  October 20, 1944 Age at Death: 18 Cemetery:  Yarmouth Mountain Cemetery (Lot 1. Sec. A.K. Grave 11) Son of Mrs. F. Brookes, of Brampton, Yorkshire, England.
Crew:  Telegraphists Air Gunners
Pilots:
Name: John Norman Richardson   Service No:  J/38151 Rank: Flying Officer   Service: Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: November 22, 1916 Place of Birth: Chatham, Ontario Date of Enlistment:     Date of Death:  October 20, 1944 Age at Death: 27 Cemetery: Tilbury Maple Leaf Cemetery Lot 24 Commemorated on Page 427 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on September 10   Son of Edgar Bruce Richardson (d.1919) and Olga Mary Richardson, of Tilbury and husband of Nenagh Gweneth Mary Richardson, of North Vancouver, British Columbia.  
Name: Gunnar Freese  Service No:  J/10396 Rank: Flying Officer Service:       Royal Canadian Air Force Date of Birth: June 14, 1908 Place of Birth: Lucerne, Switzerland   Date of Enlistment: April 13, 1940 Date of Death:  October 20, 1944 Age at Death:   36 Cemetery: Montreal Mount Royal Cemetery Sec. G.943. Grave 432 Commemorated on Page 309 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance Displayed in the Memorial Chamber of the Peace Tower in Ottawa on July 1 Son of Conrad and Eva Freese, of Helsingfors, Finland and husband of Sylvia (Heinonen) Freese, of Montreal.