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Casualties 24-9-1939

Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:38:41 Friday, April 20, 2007
Post:
Unaccounted for in my files and looking for what caused their death are for 24-9-1939:

F/O (Pilot) William S. PRIDE - 37690, buried Anstruther New Cemetery, Fifeshire;

LAC Albert B. HAYES - 219069, buried Arnold Cemetery, Nottinghamshire, and

AC1 John H. STEVENS - 522857, buried South Cerney (All Hallows) Churchyard, Gloucestershire.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: dg (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:00:16 Saturday, April 21, 2007
Post:
William Symington PRYDE (note spelling) died on 24-Sep-39 and was returned to the family home in Anstruther for burial

The only aircraft I've found which was involved in a fatal accident on that date is:

N7067 Harvard I of Grantham S/F which dived into ground from cloud at Newton, Lincs (AB serials L1000-N9999)

Could this be a contender for your man?

dg



RE: Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:15:44 Saturday, April 21, 2007
Post:
Yes could be; perhaps Paul comes up with the place of death registration.

Thanks and regards,

Henk.


RE: Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
18:38:21 Saturday, April 21, 2007
Post:
Henk,

Hayes and Pryde both registered at Sleaford, Stevens at Hereford.

regards

DaveW


RE: Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
18:42:20 Saturday, April 21, 2007
Post:
BTW

Hayes was aged 49 at his death and unlikely to have been aircrew. Could have been a joyride though.

DaveW


RE: Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: mcmillan_p
Time Stamp:
19:32:09 Saturday, April 21, 2007
Post:
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Pryde - Killed on Active Service (Communique 0005) so likely N7067

More Evidence: Pryde was an experienced Bomber Pilot, who had recently finished a stint in training. RAF Grantham was the HQ of No 5 Group (Bomber Command, RAF)

And maybe 5 Group HQ location explains a 49 year old LAC

Hayes was also Killed on Active Service (Communique 0004) so he may have been on a joyride on N7067 as DaveW suggests

Stevens - Died on Active Service (Communique 0004) so unlikely aircraft crash


RE: Casualties 24-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
14:56:47 Sunday, April 22, 2007
Post:
Thanks Paul; sent private mail.

Henk.