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'Unaccounted' airmen 30-3-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen 30-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
12:06:19 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
What caused the death of:

Sgt (Pilot) Hubert J.L. HARRIS - 566343 - according to The Times archives killed on active service, buried Michaelston-Y-Vedw (Tirzah) Baptist Chapelyard, Monmouthshire (UK6790), and

P/O (Pilot) Ronald A. SIMS - 42654 - according to Flight archives killed on active service, buried Peterborough (Eastfield) Cem., Northamptonshire (UK2321).

Suggested aircraft write-off:

Anson I - N9545 - 1 FPP - dived into ground Machen, Monmouthshire.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 30-3-1940
Author: DaveW
Time Stamp:
12:44:00 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
[font size="1" color="#FF0000"]LAST EDITED ON 29-Sep-07 AT 12:45 PM (GMT)[/font][p]Henk,

Harris was in the Anson, registered at Caerleon.

Sim's death registered at Whitchurch, Shropshire. Oxford N6425 crashed at Shawbury on the 27th as a possibility.

Going back to Scott, I intended to give the impression that, due to the nature of his injury (often, even perhaps usually, caused by a blow to the abdomen), he could well have been involved in an aircraft incident which did not result in the write of of the machine.

regards

DaveW



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 30-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
13:55:22 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
Regards from the continent Dave and a big thanks for your never ending support.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 30-3-1940
Author: tomthorne83
Time Stamp:
16:50:21 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
Sims was indeed on Oxford N4840, crashed into trees at Shawbury during an undershoot.

Cheers, Tom


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen 30-3-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
09:42:44 Sunday, September 30, 2007
Post:
Thanks Tom, much appreciated.

Regards,

Henk.