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Guy Merson Templer

Guy Merson TemplerAge: 22 years19221944

Name
Guy Merson Templer
Given names
Guy Merson
Surname
Templer
Birth January 3, 1922 38

Death of a paternal grandmotherAmelia Alice Mary Ada Richards
1933 (Age 10 years)

Military
NZ413911 Flying Officer World War II
1944 (Age 21 years)

Agency: Royal New Zealand Air Force
Note: Assigned to No.60 Operational Training Unit, High Ercall, Shropshire. Killed whilst flying Mosquito …
Death September 10, 1944 (Age 22 years)
Burial September 14, 1944 (4 days after death)
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Assigned to No.60 Operational Training Unit, High Ercall, Shropshire. Killed whilst flying Mosquito FB.Vl MP116 Coded 'T' on Sunday 10th December 1944, along with his Navigator NZ.4211007 Flying Officer Derek Allen Attwood RNZAF

Engaged on Air to Ground Range Firing exercise. Aircraft made a normal diving approach over Banks Firing Range, NorthEast of Southport, Lancashire, but the dive suddenly became steeper. He attempted to pull up but hit the ground, the starboard wing folding back just before impact. Crash investigators thought that the pilot's attention may have been momentarily diverted in dealing with a gun firing mechanism.

Both crew were buried at Chester on 14 September 1944

Flying Officer Templer had 1563 flying hours, 52 on the Mosquito.