Father: Wilfred Theodore Claude Cochrane, Mother: Yseult Joan
Ed. Eton, Magdalene College Cambridge
prev. RAF Sep-42 to Oct-43
Address in 1943: Edenmore, Stranolar, Co. Donegal, Eire
2 accidents, 1 his fault:
- 1 Nov 1944, he landed his Spitfire VII with the tail wheel retracted, due to a technical fault [The Mk VII was the first Spitfire with a retractable tail wheel, btw] [The accident happened at Aldergrove, so I think this must be him, although the pilot is recorded as 'T.M Cochrane'];
- 2 Mar 1945, he seriously injured a pedestrian, naval rating A M Ducker, while taxying in a Swordfish. His attention was distracted by a motorcyclist coming towards him.
Address in 1947: 15 Alpha Rd, Cambridge
m. 1952 Georgiana Elizabeth Fane de Salis [4 childen]
He was a Development Engineer with Bristol Aeroplane Co. between 1947 and 1961, and was in the Scientific Civil Service at RAF Farnborough.