Miles Martinet PW958 - 28/08/1945.

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On the 28th August 1945 Miles Martinet No PW958 of No 776 squadron suffered an engine failure after take off and crashed during a force landing south of the airfield killing the pilot, the aircraft was being flown by Sub Lieutenant (A) G. D. Wilkinson R.N.V.R.

Sub Lieutenant Gordon Dow Wilkinson age 22 was the son of Joseph Dow Wilkinson and Ada Mary Wilkinson and the husband of Mary Wilkinson of Wigton. He is buried in Wigton Cemetery, Cumberland, sec Z,  ward 1, grave 25.

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