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'Unaccounted' air cadet - 13-12-1939

'Unaccounted' air cadet - 13-12-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:02:07 Monday, August 27, 2007
Post:
According to The Times of Sat. 23-12-1939 Flight Cadet (LAC ?) Warren A. SMITH - 581766, was killed on active service 13-12-1939. His name is commemorated on Panel 3 of the Bristol (Arno's Vale) Crematorium, Glos.

Looking for his cause of death.

He may have been on:

Magister I - L1816 - 236 Sqn - spun into ground Clopton, Suffolk, also killing Sgt (Pilot) Edward Mc.CLUGGAGE - 521091, or

Audax I - K7423 - RAFC - crashed on overshoot at night Cranwell.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' air cadet - 13-12-1939
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
16:45:40 Monday, August 27, 2007
Post:
Henk, the Magister should read R1816.

Smith's death registered at Sleaford and no doubt associated with the loss of the Audax.

Regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' air cadet - 13-12-1939
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:24:31 Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave for info on LAC Smith and Audax.

Typo for the Magister serial, AB Aeromilitaria indeed has R1816.

Regards,

Henk.