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'Unaccounted' airmen 28-9-1939

'Unaccounted' airmen 28-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:13:27 Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Post:
Have on file that:

P/O (Pilot) David HILL - 39633 - 15 FTS - buried Lossiemouth Burial Ground, Drainie, Morayshire, and

P/O (Pilot u/t) Joseph B. ELLIS - 42597 - 15 FTS - buried Ruscombe Congregational Chapel Burial Ground, Whiteshill, Gloucestershire,

both were killed when a Harvard taking off flew into "t h e i r" aircraft when it was stationary on the fairway having one engine out.

I found Harvard I, serial N7086 of 15 FTS crashed on take-off Lossiemouth.

Crew of the Harvard may have been:

P/O (Pilot) John R. ROGERS - 42531 - buried Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cem., Warwickshire, and

AC2 William H. SANDERS - 646544 - buried Wassop Urban District Councel Cem. (Late Additional Burial Ground) Nottinghamshire.

Can't find a matching aircraft type/serial for P/Os Hill and Ellis and it probably was not damaged byond repair.

Who has info on this accident and may confirm that P/O Rogers and AC2 Sanders were on Harvard N7086.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 28-9-1939
Author: dg (Guest)
Time Stamp:
19:48:44 Wednesday, August 8, 2007
Post:
Henk

According to AB Serials L1000-N9999

This Harvard collided on the runway with Oxford N4786 of 15FTS. The circumstances described do however indicate that the roles were reversed, and that it was the Harvard that was awaiting take-off. Perhaps you can resolve this?

dg


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 28-9-1939
Author: Ken MacLean (Guest)
Time Stamp:
01:13:55 Saturday, September 8, 2007
Post:
Henk,

ROGERS 42531 Killed on Active Service, Times 14 Oct 1939

SANDERS 646544 Died on Active Service, Times 20 Oct 1939.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 28-9-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
14:16:55 Saturday, September 8, 2007
Post:
Thanks 'DG' and Ken,

Air Britain Serials has for N4786: Hit while parked by Harvard N7086 taking-off, Lossiemouth.

Rogers may have been the Harvard-pilot and Hill and Ellis on the Oxford.

Regards,

Henk.