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Sgt Albert Edwin Barrows
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Birth: 1920
Death: Jul. 24, 1942

Wireless operator/Air Gunner. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Age: 22
Service No: 1287636
Unit: No. 25 O.T.U. (Operational Training Unit)
Plane: Wellington IC (T2701)
Cause of Death: Air Crash

Additional information:husband of Ivy Margaret Barrows, of North Kensington, London.

Circumstances:(2) Took off at 03:30 hrs from Finningley on a night circuits and landings training excercises. 20 minutes into the flight and under control from ground control overshot the runway and then started to climb between 800 and 1,000 ft. after reaching a position of approximately 1 mile north west of the airfield collided with another Wellington from the same unit both aircraft burst into flames before crashing. (1)Took off at 03:20hrs finningley with intention of participating in a night training excercise.It is thought that a technical fault developed in the aircraft,prompted the pilot to abandon this and make a early return to rectify it.during the return Wellington DV476 collided with Wellington T2701 from same unit both aircraft bursting into flames prior to crashing north west of Finningley airfield a total of 11 crew members lost.

Aircrew:Wellington IC (T2701)
Pilot:W/O. John Lawrence Smith,R.A.F.Age 26
Obs:W/O. Charles Eade Lutwyche,R.A.F.Age 31.
W/Op/Air/Gnr:Sgt.Albert Edwin Barrows,R.A.F.V.R.Age 22.
Air/Gnr:Sgt.William McDonald,R.A.F.Age 24

Aircrew:Wellington IC (DV476)
Pilot:P/O. Richard C.S. Beck (D.F.M.) R.N.Z.A.F.Age 30.
pilot2:P/O. John Vernon Robinson R.A.F.V.R.Age 20
Air/Bmr:P/O. William Caufield Waterson R.A.F.Age 22.
Obs:Sgt.Harry Champion Jellyman R.A.F.V.R. Age ?
Obs2:Sgt. Norbron Basil Hyde R.A.F.V.R. Age 21
W/Op/Air/Gnr:Sgt.Stanley James Plume R.A.F.V.R.Age 28.
Air/Gnr:Fl/Sgt. Frederick Colin Ethell R.A.F.V.R.Age 21.



credit for this info by the aircrew remembrance society. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Alfred Barrows (1887 - 1943)
  Jane Young Wiseman Barrows (1887 - 1961)
 
 Siblings:
  Nellie Barrows (1912 - 1968)*
  Emily Florence Barrows Bentham (1913 - 1991)*
  Albert Edwin Barrows (1920 - 1942)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gunnersbury Cemetery
Acton
London Borough of Ealing
Greater London, England
Plot: Sec. A.B. Grave 132.
 
Maintained by: Geoff
Originally Created by: julia&keld
Record added: Dec 21, 2009
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