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Earl Lamar Renicker

Rank:First Officer
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:H.Q. - B.O.A.C.
Name of Rgt or Ship:Air Transport Auxiliary
How Died:Accidental
Country of burial:U.K.Grave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Altrincham (Hale) Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born in 1906, an American Citizen, the son of Sherman E. & Delia R.
Renicker, Wichita, Kansas, USA.

Killed in a flying accident at Wolverhampton.   His death was registered
during the March quarter 1942 in the Cannock R.D. - ref: 6b/782 - aged: 35.
  Registered under the name RENIKER.

Buried 11/02/1942 along with and beside a fellow American - William
Johnston Elliott - Burial No. 11,222.

CWGC Headstone.

M.I. - "Of Wichita, Kansas, USA - Nobly he fell while fighting for

See also - the excellent website www.afleetingpeace.org/the-ata/index/php

1st Off (Pilot) Earl Lamar Renicker, ATA, 14FPP (Ferry Pilot Pool -
Manchester Ringway), 35.   Flying a Hampden Bomber - No.  AT231 with a
Pegasus MkXVIII engine, on a ferry flight from Preston, Lancashire to
Thorney Island, West Sussex, the a/c caught fire and crashed at 15.25 hrs
during approach at Weston-under-Lizard, Staffordshire.   He had flown - 675
hours day-time and 50 hours night-time flying.

Another source states that he crash landed on Lord Bradford's Estate,
Weston under Lizard, Staffordshire, east of Telford, Shropshire after the
Port engine caught fire.

The AM118 crash record card states that he was with No. 14 FPP, but also
records that his Drome was Weston Park Airfield, Staffordshire and had 835
hours flying time to his name.

No. 14 Ferry Pilots Pool = Manchester (Ringway) Airfield.

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