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'Unaccounted' airmen - 4-4-1940

'Unaccounted' airmen - 4-4-1940
Author: Henk Welting (Guest)
Time Stamp:
16:42:03 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
What caused the death of the following airmen, commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and listed in Flight archives as: Previously reported 'Missing believed killed' now presumed killed on active service:

LAC Alfred C. BEECH - 751022 - Panel 22, and

P/O John P. DALTON - 41524 - Panel 7.

Aircraft write-offs for this day:

Hart Trainer - K4959 - 11 FTS - crashed at Shawbury.

Monospar ST-25 - X9365 - 6 AACU - dived into ground Saighton Camp, 2 miles SE of Chester, Cheshire.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk.


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 4-4-1940
Author: tomthorne83
Time Stamp:
16:47:39 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
Hi Henk, it's not the Hart, the undercarriage collapsed during an overshoot. The pilot was Wallace "Jock" Cunningham who flew with 19 Squadron during the Battle of Britain.

Cheers, Tom


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 4-4-1940
Author: Andy_Ingham
Time Stamp:
17:28:03 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
According to RAF Death Index Beech's unit was 4 B&G School at the time of his death.

Daltons unit is listed as 4 AOS

Regards

Andy


RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 4-4-1940
Author: Finn Buch (Guest)
Time Stamp:
18:54:59 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
Hello Henk,

LAC Alfred C. BEECH - 751022 - Panel 22

Unit:

4 B and G Sch. (School?)

Regards

Finn Buch



RE: 'Unaccounted' airmen - 4-4-1940
Author: mcmillan_p
Time Stamp:
20:01:37 Saturday, September 29, 2007
Post:
Henk...

Missing, presumed killed, prob means lost over water. Air Britain Aeromilitaire only lists crashes on land

Paul