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Old 27-11-22, 18:34
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Default Harry Farrington, crashed in April 1943 in RAF Stirling BK716

Via Robert Morrison:

Niagara Falls resident Harry Farrington was one of seven crew members killed when an RAF Stirling BK716 was shot down near Amsterdam in March 1943. The wreckage was recovered in 2020.

Read more in "Closure for Niagara Second World War airmanís family nearly 80 years in the making" - https://www.wellandtribune.ca/news/n...he-making.html (subscription required)

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Old 28-11-22, 17:31
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Hi Hanno

Very nice, thank you.

Farrington's War memorial entry with additional photos: https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remem...y%20Farrington

His entry in "They Shall Grow Not Old:
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FARRINGTON, HARRY GREGORY F/O(N) J11241. From Niagara Falls, Ontario. Killed in Action Mar 29/43 age 24. #218 Gold Coast Squadron (In Time). Stirling aircraft #BK 716 failed to return from operations. FS J.F. McCaw and Sgt R.A. Mears (RAF) were also killed. Four of the crew, not Canadians, missing believed killed. Flying Officer Navigator Farrington has no known grave, his name is inscribed on the Runnymede War Memorial, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, England.
And his Service file is online too:https://data2.archives.ca/dm16/d16/K...0931-00001.pdf

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Old 28-11-22, 21:41
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Thanks for the additional info, Darrell

(I understand a newspaper needs to make money, but I feel this sort of news should be accessible free of charge as a service to the public.)
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