My father mentioned a plane crash that killed 2 of his colleagues – the first of two fatal crashes within two weeks of each other that left 33 airmen dead.
I discovered that the two Hudson planes that crashed at Khartoum, Sudan in June, 1943, were part of a new service operated by civilian airline British Overseas Air Corporation for the RAF.
Were the crashes horrible coincidences or was something else at play?
Episode photo: Flt. Sgt. Ron Chapman climbing into a Hurricane, delivered along the Takoradi Route.
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Diary entries read by granddaughter Caitlin.
The Fair Maid of Barra lament was specially played and recorded on the bagpipes by: Cammy Bell Piper for Hire – Facebook
Additional voices: Jonathan Proffitt, Ray Thompson, Geoff Paddock.