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'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
10:41:44 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
Looking forward for info on what caused the death of following airmen according to The Times killed on active service.

AC2 John R. LEWIS - 626981, buried Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cem., Lincs.

P/O (Pilot) Thomas L. LEWIS - 79 Sqn - 40401 - buried Cardiff (Llanishen) Cem., Glamorgan.

AC2 Sidney H. SMITH - 620008 - 79 Sqn - buried Westcott (Holy Trinity) New Churchyard, Dorking, Surrey.

(79 Sqn at that time was equipped with Hurricanes based at Manston, Kent).

P/O (Pilot) Michael V. REYNOLDS - 41617 - buried Hull Western Cem., Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire.

(Son of Harold Vincent Reynolds and Anne Elizabeth Reynolds of Sidney, NSW, Australia, not listed in the Australian Nominal Roll and unknown NAA).

Is it possible that 'killed on active service' also could have been 'killed in an air raid'?

Aircraft losses for this date:

Battle I - K9205 - 98 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Wilmington, Sussex.

Battle I - L5277 - 207 Sqn - undershot landing at Weston Zoyland.

Blenheim IV - L9032 - RAF Andover - overshot landing at Ternhill.

Hind I - K6639 - 10 FTS - crashed on take-off Ternhill.

Wallace I - K3911 - 1 AAS - dived into ground Skidbrook-cum-Saltfleet, Lincs.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
11:16:06 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
Henk

JR Lewis & Reynolds both registered at Louth, therefore the Wallace

TL Lewis & Smith could not be found in the registers but I have a note of an unknown Magister crashing at Garlinge, Kent on this day. 'A/c Casualties in Kent 1939/1940' records this incident and names the crew as P/O TS Lewis (sic) and AC2 S Smith.

regards

DaveW



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
11:59:16 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave for your help.

AB: Magister I P2508 - 79 Sqn - Dived into ground during aerobatics, Garlinge "(sic), France", 2.1.40 !!

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
12:25:35 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
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Henk

you will understand what I meant when I said that I get as much from it as you do. My lists contain only UK incidents and therefore 'Garlinge France' was ignored. I still wonder why I cannot find the names in the registers. BTW there is a 'Garlin' near Bordeaux. Needs more investigation I think.

regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
12:51:28 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
Henk

can confirm Thomas Spencer Lewis, death registered at Thanet.

Smith remains unlocated.

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: Ken MacLean (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:53:57 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
Henk,

The London Times defined RAF "Killed on active service" as "While engaged in non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action".

So yes, death on the ground as a result of an air raid, strafing, etc. would be regarded as KOAS.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:17:01 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave/Ken for additional info.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-1-1940
Author: dg (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:20:45 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
>[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 01-Sep-07

>AT 12:34%A0PM (GMT)[/font]

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>[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 01-Sep-07

>AT 12:32%A0PM (GMT)[/font]

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>Henk

>

>

>you will understand what I meant

>when I said that I

>get as much from it

>as you do. My

>lists contain only UK incidents

>and therefore 'Garlinge France'

>was ignored. I still

>wonder why I cannot find

>the names in the registers.

> BTW there is a

>'Garlin' near Bordeaux.

>Needs more investigation I think.

>

>

>regards

>

>DaveW

Garlinge is a village situated betwixt Margate and Westgate-on-Sea, Kent; could this be it?

dg