FREDERICK FRANCIS HARPER

Born: 1914, Walsall, Staffordshire.

Died: 13th January 1941; age: 27; killed when aircraft collided mid-air.

Residence: 1, Fleur-de-Lis Court, Carter Lane, St. Paul’s, London, E.C.4.

 

Rank: Pilot Officer; Service Number: 86727.

Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 46, Squadron.

 

Grave Reference:

X.H.431.

Ipswich Old Cemetery,

Ipswich.

 

Mother: nee Turner.

 

Probate to Ian Ross McBean, a civil servant.

 

13th January 1941

Aircraft: Hawker Hurricane; Serial number: P3062; based at Digby, Lincolnshire. Frederick’s aircraft collided mid-air with Hawker Hurricane V6816 during a cine-gun air-to-air combat practice, almost overhead Barkston Heath airfield. Both aircraft crashed killing the respective pilots. Frederick’s aircraft came down at Lod/Lodge Farm, Ancaster, Lincolnshire. Kenneth Markham’s aircraft fell at Belton Park, Grantham.

V6816 Pilot: Kenneth Edgecombe Markham; Sergeant/Pilot; age 24; R.A.F.V.R.

 

Aircraft information courtesy of John Allan.

 

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