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Raymond Payne was the son of Thomas George Payne and of Winifred Haigh Payne (nee Jebson); nephew of Edith Ann Jebson, of Sheffield, Canterbury, New Zealand.
Remembered on the Ashburton War Memorial.
Barrass, M.B. (2001- 2008). Web site: Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation. "Squadrons numbered in the 400 series were technically units of the RCAF, RAAF and RNZAF, but their members were placed under the operational control of the RAF and are usually considered to be part of the RAF's organisational structure". URL: http://www.rafweb.org/Sqn485-490.htm AWMM
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Raymond George Cuthbert Payne and his Navigator John Dunch McMillan, RNZAF. were tragically killed on Thu 24 Feb 1944 when the aircraft they were flying - DH Mosquito LR343, was seen to break up in the air and crash 2 miles north of Nuthampstead, U.K. I Grew up in the Village of Nuthampstead and as a child i was told stories of the Mosquito that crashed locally. It sparked a fire in me and a coupe of years ago a friend of mine located the crash site of this aircraft. Over the last 2 years we have put a lot of hours into finding out what went wrong for them that day. A full (non destructive) site survey was carried out by University experts in Nov 2014. Research is on-going and we now have a clearer picture emerging. I would love to hear from anyone who knew Ray or John. Or any surviving family/relatives. We are happy to share any information we might have that you may not.
Public - Dominic - Researcher - 5 July 2015
- Martyn, E. (1998-2008). For Your Tomorrow (Vols. 1-3). Christchurch, N.Z.: Volplane Press. AWMM
- This record is a work in progress and was partially compiled from the “Database of New Zealand Airmen who took part in Advanced Air Training in Canada during WW2”. Researched by Ivan and Lorna Lindsey of Tauranga. N.Z. 2003 – 2012. Reproduced with permission. AWMM
|05 July 2015||Dominic||Nuthampstead, United Kingdom||Researcher||
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