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[RAF Elsham Wolds] [Local Crashes] [25 September 1917 33 Sqn]

25 September 1917 – 33 Squadron, C Flight, RFC Elsham Wolds - FE2b - U/K - Lt C Pinnock - Zeppelin alert

Location - Near Elsham village

FE2B -

Death certificate states that this machine crashed at Elsham in "Church Catholt Wood" (but it is thought that this probably refers to "Church Garth Holt Wood" which according to a 1908 map would have been close to the airfield). Both buried at Gainsborough although Pinnock’s date is shown as 30th November 1917. He may have died of his injuries at a later date.

33 Squadron Pinnock and Menzies

Above - Left - Carey Pinnock. Right - James Arthur Menzies

2nd Lt Carey Pinnock RFC - Pilot - 20 - 33 Sqn - Son of the Rev. Samuel George Pinnock and Madora Pinnock. Born at Wellingborough, Northants - Gainsborough General Cemetery, Lincolnshire. Died 30th November 1917.

Lt James Arthur Menzies - Canadian Infantry 76 Btn - Observer - 21 - 33 Sqn - Son of Mr. and Mrs. P. Menzies, of 130, Waverley St., Ottawa, Ontario - Gainsborough General Cemetery, Lincolnshire.

Compiled by David Fell. Aircraft photo from my archive. Other photos courtesy of Peter Bradshaw and the 33 Squadron Association



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