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'Unaccounted' airmen 2-3-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen 2-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:40:31 Monday, September 24, 2007
Post:
What caused the death of the following airmen, according to The Times killed on active service.

Sgt (Pilot) Robert S.P. BLACK - 740580, buried Peterborough (Eastfeld Cem.), Noorthamptonshire (UK2321).

Sgt (Pilot) James F. WALES - 754725, buried same cem. as Sgt Black, mentioned above.

F/O Allan LAW - 73602, buried Abbotshall Parish Cem., Kirkcaldy, Renfrewshire (UK7818).

P/O (Pilot) Laurence H. LEADER - 39795, buried Bushey (St.James) Churchyard, Hertfordshire (UK3324), and

F/Lt (Pilot) Reuben M. WOBLSTON - 28114, whose name I can't find in The Times Archives. He lies buried at Boddington (St.Mary Magdalena) Churchyard, Gloucestershire (UK7020).

Aircraft write-offs for this day:

Anson I - N9879 - 6 AONS - flew into high ground 1%BD mile SE of the trig point on Hay Bluff, Herefordshire.

Hart I - K4997 - 7 FTS - dived into ground Nassington near Wansford, Huntingdonshire.

Hart I - K5886 - 7 FTS - crashed in forced landing Stowgate near Deeping, St.James, Lines.

Magister I - L8264 - 1 AACU - dived into ground Glenwilly, Galloway.

Spitfire I - K9978 - 602 Sqn - crashed in forced landing 1 mile NW of Dunbar, East Lothian.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-3-1940
Author: Amrit
Time Stamp:
13:52:19 Monday, September 24, 2007
Post:
Hi Henk

You have a typo - it should be Noblston, not WOBLSTON, and he was killed in Anson N9879 (details can be found at):

http://www.clwb-cerdded-ystalyfera.i12.com/pages/n9879.htm

A


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-3-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
15:01:07 Monday, September 24, 2007
Post:
Henk,

Black and Wales deaths registered at Oundle, therefore the Hart at Nassington.

Law and Leader at New Luce therefore the Magister at Glenwhilly. Law is described as 'RAF dental surgeon'. These joy rides were dangerous!

regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 2-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
15:13:39 Monday, September 24, 2007
Post:
Amrit and Dave, again thanks for your never ending help.

Regards.

Henk.