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edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917

edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: tom stone (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:11:11 Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Post:
he was killed on the 13.04.43. serving with 20 squadron.

any information would be most appreciated.

thanks. t.s.


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Marks (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:53:08 Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Post:
Tom,

'Men of the Battle of Britain' - Kenneth G Wynn

Edwin Leslie Watts

755917 Sgt Observer 248 Sqdn

Watts of Paignton, Devon, joined RAFVR in August 1939 as an Airman U/T Observer. Called up September 1, he completed his training and joined 248 Sqn from 1 (C) OTU Silloth on June 25 1940.

KIA 13/4/1943 20 Sqn

Mark


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Brian English (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:03:14 Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Post:
Tom,

Just a little more info from (CWGC)

WATTS,EDWIN LESLIE

WARRANT OFFICER 20 Squadron

RAFVR

KIA 13th April 1943

Son of Ernest Edwin Percy and Elizabeth Watts. Paignton. Devon

Remembered at Runnymede Memorial (Panel 134)

Regards,

Brian


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Dick
Time Stamp:
14:01:33 Friday, December 7, 2007
Post:
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 12-Jul-07 AT 02:04 PM (GMT)[/font][p]Hi Tom

Watts is commemorated at Runnymede therefore no known grave.CWGC has his unit as 20 Sqn which makes it a little unusual that he is on Runnymede rather than a Memorial closer to the Burma Theatre where 20 Sqn were operating Hurricanes at the time.This kind of switch of Theatre for Memorial entries is not unknown but then neither is the possibility that the CWGC record has a typo for the unit.Do you have independent info that he was with 20 Sqn and not perhaps 20*?

Just a thought

Regards

Dick


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: mcmillan_p
Time Stamp:
15:14:03 Friday, December 7, 2007
Post:
Does anyone notice he was a observer, not a pilot so could not be 20 Sqn Hurricane

he must be in 20x sqn

Based on assumption home based.. Prehaps:

201

206

207


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:30:01 Friday, December 7, 2007
Post:
Hello all,

CWGC in error, unit was 204 Sqn. Sunderland JM669 crashed into sea off Port Etienne, Senegal.

Crew:

H.L. Beesley - W.H.N. Pearce - E.L. Watts - G.G. Ambler - E.F. Crossman - L.E. Jones - E.W. Lord - A.S. Penney - E.B. Smith - R. Smith.

Ran out of time to check the correct spelling of the names.

Best regards,

Henk.


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Dick
Time Stamp:
18:17:14 Friday, December 7, 2007
Post:
Hi

CWGC records all of Henk's names as being of 20 Sqn except Crossman ,whose unit is given as 204 Sqn, and Pearce, who doesn't come up at all and therefore could have survived.

Regards

Dick


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: John Larder (Guest)
Time Stamp:
20:47:51 Friday, December 7, 2007
Post:
Pearce William Henry Newton (J/7079) also down as 20 Sq. Panel 174.


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Dick
Time Stamp:
21:32:45 Friday, December 7, 2007
Post:
Thanks John

Didn't pick up that Pearce was RCAF

Cheers

Dick


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Ross_McNeill
Time Stamp:
11:26:24 Friday, July 13, 2007
Post:
Hi Henk,

Also on board was F/O J A Hewett 124721 from No.201 Sqn.

Regards

Ross


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
14:35:46 Friday, July 13, 2007
Post:
Thanks Ross for info on Hewett. Was on my "unaccounted" listing but couldn't find a matching Sunderland serial for 201 Sqn.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: tom stone (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:48:52 Saturday, July 14, 2007
Post:
hi. to everyone thank you all very much for all the information

especially the squadron number correction and crew list.

all most helpful,cwgc has made errors in the past.

thanks again.

regards. tom


RE: edwin leslie watts warrant officer 755917
Author: Marks (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:52:34 Saturday, July 14, 2007
Post:
Tom,

Checked RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1947

Watts unit listed as 20 Sqn

Also checked the lists against another aircrew casualty who is also listed with the wrong squadron number.

39048 S/L A.E Thompson KIA 7/8/1943 unit is listed as 642 Sqn when it was 142 Sqn ! The Cwgc was changed this to 142 Sqn.

Mark