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 James Gordon Mutter

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James Gordon Mutter

Birth
West Derby, Metropolitan Borough of Liverpool, Merseyside, England
Death 25 Jun 1942 (aged 28–29)
Leeming Bar, Hambleton District, North Yorkshire, England
Burial Wallasey, Metropolitan Borough of Wirral, Merseyside, England
Plot S-W of the church
Memorial ID 140134428 View Source
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Flying Officer James Gordon Mutter, 10th Squadron, RAF Volunteer Reserve, was the son of James Gordon and Elizabeth Porritt Mutter, and husband of Kathleen Norah Mutter of Wallasey.

James Mutter had received his commission on 20 Oct 1940, and rose to Flight Officer exactly one year later. He was acting as navigator amongst a crew which was flight-testing a repaired Halifax on 25 June. On its final approach to land at Leeming, it stalled out short of the runway and crashed. The investigation put the cause down to malfunction of the elevators, believing the control wires had been mistakenly reversed by the mechanics.

The entire crew but one, and two soldiers on the ground were lost.

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