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1533637   Sergeant Alan John Tait
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Dated added: 30/12/2015   Last updated: 27/12/2020
Personal Details
Regiment/Service: 103 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (British Air Force)
Died: 03/10/1943 (Died by accident)
Age: 28
Alan John Tait was the son of Robert and Margaret Tait. He was born about 1915. He married Joyce Olivia Swenerton, possibly in Essex on 17th April 1942. Sergeant Alan John Tait was serving with 103 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve when he was killed in accident on 3rd October 1943. While serving as a navigator on a test flight for a Lancaster bomber, the aircraft crashed shortly after take-off at Elsham Wolds, England.
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Cemetery Details
Cemetery: Woodschapel St John Church Of Ireland
  Ballyronan, Co Londonderry
Grave Ref: Grave 203
CWGC Casualty 2947267
Local Institute / Local Book Details

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1 Cookstown War Dead Book WW2 351
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1 Forum discussion (RAF) Details of air crash
2 Magherafelt War Dead Also listed on Magherafelt War Dead
3 Swinnerton Saga - Vol 7, No 6 Family tree includes Olivia Tate
4 War Graves Photographic Project Photo of Sergeant Alan John Tait's grave can be purchased here
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