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john burnett



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:14 am    Post subject: LT CDR W N WALLER Reply with quote

Thanks to Norman Myles for the photo.
UKNIWM 55233
OS Map Ref NT 330960 (On Main Street, East Wemyss)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote




Lt Commander W N Waller.

Lt Commander Wilfred Nevill Waller's Sea Fury plane, which was heading from Donibristle air base to Crail, burst into flames when approaching East Wemyss. At the cost of his own life, he steered the craft away from the village and crash-landed to the north.

His career
Education: RN College, Dartmouth
01.01.193- 31.08.1935 - cadet, HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
01.09.1935-(02.1936) - HMS Leander (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
07.01.1937-(07.1937) - HMS Royal Oak (battleship)
03.01.1938-(08.)1938 - promotion course, Portsmouth
09.09.1938-(10.)1938 - HMS Whitehall (destroyer) (Reserve Fleet Devonport)
11.1938-(04.)1939 - HMS Maori (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
03.07.1939-(08.1939) - pilots' course, No. 7 Flying Training School, Peterborough
(04.1940) - Fleet Air Arm
01.08.1940-(12.1941) - pilot, 700 Squadron FAA [HMS Cornwall]
(08.1942) - no appointment listed
(02.1943) - no appointment listed
22.02.1943-(06.) - 1943 pilot, HMS Heron
28.06.1943-09.1943 - 835 Squadron [HMS Chaser]
09.1943-12.1943 - Commanding Officer, 835 Squadron [HMS Chaser]
01.1944-(06.)1944 - Commanding Officer, 732 Squadron FAA [HMS Saker]
14.12.1944-01.12.1945 - 1850 Squadron FAA [HMS Vengeance]
02.12.1945-05.1946 - Commanding Officer, 1850 Squadron FAA [HMS Vengeance]
05.1946-(10.1947) - Commanding Officer, 806 Squadron FAA
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