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'Unaccounted' airmen 14-9-1939

'Unaccounted' airmen 14-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:40:01 Monday, January 8, 2007
Post:
What caused the death of:

P/O Frederick A. BISHOP - 41821 (RAF from Australia) - buried Mid-Calder Cem., Midlothian

(Not listed NAA)

P/O Charles E. USHER - 41140 - buried Hammersmith New Cem., Barnes, Surrey

Cpl Douglas H. GILL - 522646 - buried Bridport Cem., Bothenhampton, Dorset.

Aircrafts lost this date:

Osprey - K3618 - 758 Sqn FAA - crashed in forced landing North Stoneham near Eastleigh

Audax - K7479 - 13 FTS - flew into high ground near East Lothian (this a/c alrady on file with one casualty: P/O [Pilot] Keith B. CHIAZZARI - 41827 [RAF from S.Africa] - buried Dirleton Cem., East Lothian).

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 14-9-1939
Author: Ken MacLean (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:53:30 Monday, January 8, 2007
Post:
Henk,

All names from Times lists-

BISHOP Killed on Active Service, 7 October 1939

USHER Died on Active Service, 3 October 1939

GILL Died on Active Service, 14 October 1939



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 14-9-1939
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
19:52:22 Monday, January 8, 2007
Post:
Henk,

Bishop was in the Audax with Chiazzari at Whittingehame Farm School Grounds, near East Linton.

Usher's death registered at Westminster and Gill's at Cambridge. I can't tie these to any aircraft incident.

Of the others you posted, Oakley, Rockwood and Grey; I can't find them on the English or Scottish registers, perhaps Irish for which there appears to be no access.

Price;I have already posted that his death was registered at East Glamorgan

Regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 14-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
10:13:26 Thursday, February 8, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave and Ken for the replies, much appreciated.

Regards,

Henk.