E37  BERNARD ARTHUR PAGE

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E37 BERNARD ARTHUR PAGE

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E037 Bernard Arthur PAGE, Sub-Lieutenant, RNVR, HMS St. Angelo. Died 5th April 1946 aged 23 years. Son of Arthur Ernest and Stella Stratton Page, of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire. He was part of a crew in a Wellington bomber from RAF Hal Far which crashed in a built-up area of St Publius Street, Rabat, Malta at about 11.15am. Wills and Admin, Ancestry - His residence in England was 35 Thorley Hill, Bishop Stortford, Hertfordshire. His effects went to his father, engineer’s buyer.

Extract from https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=174234

The crew was completing a training sortie, simulating an aerial attack with a RAF Spitfire. While cruising at a height between 4,000 and 5,000 feet, the aircraft banked 20° to the left then dove into the ground and crashed in the center of the city. The aircraft exploded on impact and damages on ground were so heavy with several houses destroyed. All four crew members were killed plus 16 people on the ground. Several others were injured, some of them seriously.

Cause: The loss of control was attributed to strong smoke spread in the cockpit due to a leak on a hydraulic line, intoxicating the crew that was unable to maintain a directional control of the aircraft and could not send any distress call.

At rest in Capuccini (Kalkara) Naval Cemetery, Malta Plot E Grave 37

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