|410902 - Unaccounted airmen - 2-9-1941||What were the places of death registration for:
Sgt (Obs) Maurice F. BOYNTON - 1068620;
LAC (Pilot u/t) Austen K. BROWN - 656640;
LAC George N. DOBSON - 1385885;
Sgt (Pilot) Cyril A. EDWARDS - 1286483;
Sgt (WOp/Ag) Maurice L. GUIVER - 1182062;
Sgt (Pilot) John D. HAINSWORTH - 1379349;
Sgt (Pilot) Arthur D. HOWARD - 1380126;
AC1 Xela C. MICHELL - 1367288, and
LAC (Pilot u/t) William MOORE - 1033313.
Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
Cpl George R. PRIESTLEY - 1350730, missing and commemorated on Panel 289 (high panel number !!) of the Runnymede Memorial (grave lost or unknown at the time CWGC-grave registration was set-up ?).
Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Hurricane I - V 7009 - 55 OTU - crashed on take-off ½ mile SW of Woolsington.
Magister I - L8335 - 15 EFTS - crashed on landing Bumfoot (Burnfoot ?) LG.
Oxford I - V3150 - 54 OTU - broke up in air East Thorpe Hall, near Malton, Yorkshire.
Oxford I - V3210 - RAFC - flew in high ground Consburn Moor, near Chapel-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire.
Tiger Moth II - N6662 - 1 EFTS - collided near Hatfield with Tiger Moth N9500.
Tiger Moth II - N9500 - 1 EFTS - collided near Hatfield with Tiger Moth N6662.
Havoc I - AE472 - 1451 Flt - abandoned Warboys, Huntingdonshire.
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 7th December 2008 11:17:48|
|410902 - Unaccounted airmen - 2-9-1941||Henk,
54OTU ORB has 1380126 Sgt HOWARD as pilot and 1286483 Sgt EDWARDS as passenger in Oxford V3150. "It appears that Sgt. Howard lost control of the aircraft while flying in cloud and failed to recover until almost on the ground when he pulled out so suddenly that the elevators and ailerons were pulled off. The aircraft crashed near Malton, Yorkshire. It was comnpletely wrecked and both occupants killed."
BOYNTON, aged 28, St Ives (Possible for Havoc AE472)
BROWN, age 21, Hatfield (Possible for either N6662 or N9500)
DOBSON, age 22, Hendon
EDWARDS, age 21, Ryedale. Confirmed Oxford V3150
GUIVER, Maurice Leonard, age 20, Wigton, Cumbria. Possible for Magister L8335, there is a Burnfoot at Wigton. Interestingly, the next entry in the register is a Morris L Guiver, also 20 and also registered at Wigton.
HAINSWORTH, age 28, Hatfield (Possible for either N6662 or N9500)
HOWARD, Arthur Charles, age 20, Ryedale. Confirmed Oxford V3150. (Note middle name - on CWGC and in register)
MITCHELL, Xela Cambria, age 20, Wayland, Norfolk. Note surname is given as Mitchell on both register and CWGC.
MOORE, age 18 (CWGC) or 19 (register), Hatfield (Possible for either N6662 or N9500)
David ....Read More.||RockHound on 7th December 2008 12:09:45|