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USAF plane crashes into Shaukiwan hill-1961

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1961

RAF Handley Page Hastings crash possible cause

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

RAF Handley Page Hastings crash.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953

Joseph HALL [1921-1946]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hall
Given: 
Joseph
Birth
Date: 
1921-12-10
Birthplace (town, state): 
Seaton, Cumberland
Death
Date: 
1946-03-26
Cause of death: 
RAF crash on Lantau Island

Joseph was posted to Hong Kong with the RAF.  He worked on the development of radar.  On 26 March 1946 was in an aircraft which crashed on Lantau Island.  He is buried in Sai Wan Cemetery.

Birthplace (country): 

John HANSBURY [1916-1994]

Status: 
Deceased
Sex: 
Male
Names
Family: 
Hansbury
Given: 
John
Birth
Date: 
1916-09-01
Birthplace (town, state): 
Warrington, Lancashire
Death
Date: 
1994-05-15
Cause of death: 
Cancer

Born into a working-class family in Warrington, Northern England, John Hansbury grew up in grinding poverty among the steel mills of Lancashire (now Cheshire). He had a gift for mathematics, and was able to take advantage of scholarships to get the education necessary to become a draftsman.

Birthplace (country): 

AIR CRASH-Mount Parker-11 March 1950-page 002

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

Supplement to page 01

AIR CRASH-Mount Parker-11 March 1950-page 01

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1951

The SCMP reported the crash investigation findings in the May 31 1951 edition

The microfilmed print is difficult to read even when zoomed in

Those on GWULO more well versed than I when accessing the HK Libraries on-line newsprint should be able to find the initial reports of the crash. I cannot find my print copies at the moment.

The DC4 airliner was operated by POAS (Pacific Overseas Airlines System) based in Thailand

Cathay Pacific crash February 1949

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949
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