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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [21 April 1916 RNAS Killingholme]

21 April 1916 – RNAS Killingholme – Sopwith Baby – 8155 – Flight Sub Lieutenant William Hocking – Duty. Unknown

Location – Crashed in the estuary of the River Humber off RNAS Killingholme

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The aircraft crashed off RNAS Killingholme seaplane base in unknown circumstances. The pilot is thought to have drowned and is listed as missing.

Flt Sub Lt William Hocking RNAS – Pilot – 23 - RNAS - Son of Richard and Frances Elizabeth Margaret Hocking, of The Rectory, Pillaton, St. Mellion, Cornwall – Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent

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Compiled by David Fell. Memorial photo courtesy of CWGC. Aircraft picture from my archive

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