John Francis Baulcomb



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SSgt John Francis BAULCOMB AAC (22526071)

13 Flt AAC, 653 Sqn AAC, Falaise, Aden

Killed 3 Sep 1967 Meifa, Aden (Mayfa’ah, Aden (Yeman)). Captured & shot dead along with the civilian FO intelligence officer passenger by rebel tribesmen belonging to the NLF guerrilla group after landing their Scout XT 641 in a wadi at Meifa. Aircraft & and crew set on fire & burnt out, and the remains of both aircraft & crew covered in sand using a bulldozer, one of many such piles. An actual piece of the aircraft was, some weeks later, handed over to the authorities in Aden as proof of all this, but, unfortunately, it was so near to the British withdrawal from Aden that no attempt was ever made to recover the pilot’s and intelligence officer’s bodies.



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