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'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:45:22 Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Post:
What caused the death of:

Sgt (Pilot) Thomas WATKINS - 741568, buried Cambuslang (Westburn) Cem., Lanark.

Can't find his names in The Times archives.

A/c losses for this date:

Audax I - K7457 - 7 FTS - crashed on approach Peterborough.

Blenheim I - L8701 - 601 Sqn - overshot landing at Tangmere.

Hart T - K4994 - 7 FTS - crashed in forced landing Luttenworth, Leics.

Harvard I - N7059 - 10 FTS - crashed in forced landing Farndon, cheshire.

Hind I - K5408 - RAFC - flew into ground near Caythorpe, Lincs.

Oxford II - N4721 - 8 FTS - crashed on take-off at night %BD mile from Montrose.

and

AC2 Alfred A. WILSON - 624397 who according to The Times (25.1.40) was killed in action and lies buried Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cem., Yorkshire.

He could have been on Blenheim I - L1466 of 23 Squadron - crashed in forced landing Helpston Heath near Peterborough.

For this aircraft have already on file as casualties:

P/O R.G.A. BARRITT - 76454, and

Cpl R. WILSON - 566297.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Bruno LECAPLAIN (Guest)
Time Stamp:
09:10:17 Friday, February 9, 2007
Post:
Henk,

You'll find Watkins in The Times, Saturday, January 13, 1940; page 8; Issue 48512; col E (Killed in active service).

Regards.

Bruno



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
16:18:35 Friday, February 9, 2007
Post:
Henk

I have the death certificate for Watkins. The relevant narrative is

'Deaths in the District of Montrose in the County of Angus

'When and Where died

1940 January fourth 2.30m PM in the garden at Craneshill'

Cause of death does not mention an aircraft accident, and there were no other fatalities as far as I can see.

However Oxford N4721 crashed into a house on this date, 1/2m from Montrose Airfield, CTO at night according to ABS. Yet note Watkins's death occurred at 2.30 pm.

I am trying to find Craneshill.

regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:13:14 Friday, March 9, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave, keep my fingers crossed.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Harry Jamieson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:41:41 Friday, March 9, 2007
Post:
DaveW,

Craneshill is the name of a largish dwelling in Montrose.

Harry.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
19:18:59 Friday, March 9, 2007
Post:
Harry,

do you know where exactly?

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:16:21 Friday, March 9, 2007
Post:
Thanks Bruno for the support.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Harry Jamieson (Guest)
Time Stamp:
03:31:56 Monday, April 9, 2007
Post:
DaveW,

Am away from home at the moment. Please ask me in October.

Harry.



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
14:35:32 Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Post:
Here is a reply I had from Montrose Library

"The house you mention was situated on the corner of Rosehill road and Dorward Place, (also known as Provost Scott’s Road) Montrose. The house has since been demolished. It was the former home of the late Glory Adams, a well known local character in the town.

The aircraft apparently hit the house.

I hope this information is useful."

Regards

DaveW



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-1-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:56:43 Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave for this additional info.

Regards,

Henk.