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'Unaccounted' airmen 4-3-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen 4-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
17:11:40 Monday, September 24, 2007
Post:
F/O (Pilot) Russell BELL - 70791, of 5 FTS (Sealand, Flintshire), lies buried Wavertree (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Liverpool (UK880). I've a note that he died at Hoylake, pres. whilst ferrying an aircraft.

Hind I - K6758 - 12 MU - dived into ground Hoylake Beach, Cheshire.

It could be possible that also Sgt Frederick L. LEE - 742543, buried at Mitcham (London Road) Cem., Surrey (UK4269), was killed in this accident.

If F/O Bell was the only occupant of Hind K6758, it could be possible that Sgt Lee's aircraft was either:

Audax K8334 of 3 FTS (crashlanded South Cerney), or:

Wallace II - K3672 - 3 BGS - flew into ground Langford Lodge.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-3-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
19:05:00 Monday, September 24, 2007
Post:
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 24-Sep-07 AT 07:05 PM (GMT)[/font][p]Henk

Lee's death does not appear in the registers of either England & Wales or Scotland. Maybe the Irish connection??

Regards

DaveW


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
07:56:53 Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Post:
Thanks Dave. I checked several websites on losses in Eire and Northern Ireland without success. But everything is possible, I even found two burials in the U.K. of airmen repatriated after the war from Canada.

Regards,

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 4-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
14:11:16 Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Post:
Dave,

Sgt LEE is in the Flight Archives as having died on active service.

Regards,

Henk.