Accidentally killed

Accidentally killed

Web site ‘The war in the air’ page 17 Posts on 11 December 2003 give the following information. ‘Airman Died’ says ‘Kwf Camel serial B2350 Western Front’ ‘Kwf’ usually means killed in an accident as the book uses ‘Kia’ for those who died in battle. ‘Ray Sturtivant’s and Gordon Page’s excellent ‘Camel File’ published by Air Britain, shows that 2nd Lt. Pearson died flying Camel B2350 on October 29, 1917, which was powered by a 130 hp Clerget 9B and constructed by Ruston Proctor & Co. The Camel file states that 2nd Lt. Pearson’s aircraft broke up in a dive from 3000 feet 3 miles south west of his aerodrome. Sounds more like a flying accident to me rather than a KIA. B2350 was struck off charge on November 11, 1917. October 29 was an unhappy day for 2nd Lt. Pearson as earlier on he crashed on takeoff in B2388. He was apparently uninjured. I wonder if this incident caused his downfall later in the day.’

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    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 75151

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) 75751 2nd Lieutenant 45th Squadron RFC

    Air Force (RAF/RFC) Second Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps