|First and Last Coastal Command Loss||Hi Andrew
Ross records the 1st Coastal loss as 48 Sqn Anson I K8704OY-E, which was ditched close to Thorney Is on 4/9/39 having lost an engine on return from a patrol, the crew were:-
Sgt R E Williams
Sgt F Burton
LAC J Meek
AC D Hider ,all of whom were rescued
The first that he records as being actually shot down was 206 Sqn Anson I , K6183,VX-B that attacked a German He115 off the Friesian Is on 5/9/39 and was shot down by return fire. The crew were
P/O L H Edwards POW
Sgt A O Heslop KIA
AC1 G Sheffield KIA
LAC J Quilter KIA
These come from Ross's Coastal Command Losses Vol 1. He hasn't published the last losses yet!
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 2nd January 2008 05:45:30|
|390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939||Hello,
390905 - Unaccounted Airmen - 05-09-1939
From Henk's List -
CAVANAGH, James Healy(Canadian) - Pupil Pilot - RAF.
HADLEY, John Whitford - Pupil Pilot - RAF.
Both airmen rest in the Calne ( Holy Trinity ) Churchyard, Wiltshire.
From CWGC -
DOLPHIN, Arnold Victor - F/O - RAAF.
JOHNSON, Harold William - Cpl - 1727 - RAAF.
Both airmen rest in the Adelaide River War Cemetery, Northern Territory, Australia.
[ Wirraway - A20-5 - 12 Sqn RAAF ].
PLAYFAIR, Anthony( Canadian) - P/O(Pilot) - 39679 - RAF - 7 Sqn
Finningley (Holy Trinity and St. Oswald ) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.
[ Hampden I - L4161 - 7 Sqn ].
TYLER, Derrick - 2Lt. - P/3434 - SAAF.
Cape Town ( Plumstead ) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa.
[ Hurricane I - L1875 /275 - 6 Sqn SAAF ].
HESLOP, Alexander Oliver - Sgt - 566050 - RAF - 9 Sqn.
SHEFFIELD, Geoffrey - AC1c - 552231 - RAF - 206 Sqn
QUILTER, John - Lac - 524808 - RAF - 206 Sqn.
These three airmen all are remembered on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
[ Anson I - K6183 - 206 Sqn ].
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 25th October 2019 03:51:36|
|NA ORB Exchange and Request Thread||First Cut of My List
AIR 27/731/1 90 Sqn ORB 1937 Mar 01 - 1941 July 31
AIR 27/541/0-2 Squadron Number 57 Appendices YDate 1939 Nov 01 - 1945 Feb 28
AIR 27/640 Squadron Number: 74 Summary of Events: 1935 Sept 01 - 1940 Dec 31
AIR 27/641 Squadron Number: 74 Summary of Events: 1941 Jan 01 - 1942 Dec 31
AIR 25/545 - ORB No 25 Armanent Group Eastchurch 1934 Feb.-1944 Dec.
AIR/29/604 - Central Flying School. Formed at Upavon (UK) in May 1912. Disbanded in April 1942. Contains Defence Scheme of Vunerable Points, newspaper cuttings and a water colour of the School's armorial bearings.Includes 8 photographs depicting: Central Flying School, RAF Upavon: aerial views: visit by HM King George VI: rows of aircraft (unidentified). Dated 1938. With appendices
AIR 14/1 - Analysis of Lying Accidents and Accidents Book 1936 June-1939 Mar
AIR 81 Casualty Files Part 1
Apologies if I got any of these from elsewhere on this forum -
Please Email me if not happy and I will remove
AIR 81/1 - Pilot Officer W J Murphy, Flight Lieutenant W F Barton, Flying Officer H L Emden, Flying Officer H B Lightoller, Flying Officer J F Ross, Aircraftman 1st Class R Evans, Sergeant L R Ward, Sergeant S G M Otty, Corporal J L Ricketts, Aircraftman 2nd Class E Pateman, Sergeant O L D Howells, Aircraftman 1st Class E W Lyon and Sergeant A S Prince: report of deaths. Sergeant G F Booth and Aircraftman 2nd Class L J Slattery: prisoners of war. Pilot Sergeant R C Grossey: missing presumed dead; raid by Blenheims N6199, N6184, N6186, N6189 and N6240 on Wilhelmshaven, 4 September 1939
AIR 81/2 - Sergeant D E Jarvis, Acting Sergeant B G Walton, Flight Sergeant A J Turner, Aircraftman 2nd Class G T Brocking and Aircraftman 2nd Class K G Day: report of deaths; raid by Wellington L5275 on Brunsbuttel, 4 September 1939
AIR 81/3 - Pilot Officer L H Edwards: prisoner of war. Leading Aircraftman J Quilter, Sergeant A O Heslop and Aircraftman 1st Class G Sheffield: missing presumed dead; Anson K6183 failed to return from patrol over the North Sea, 5 September 1939
AIR 81/10 - Acting Flight Lieutenant W C G Cogman, Pilot Officer A W Mack, Sergeant G T Henry, Aircraftman 1st Class A Steel and Corporal S R Wood: prisoners of war; Whitley L8985 forced to land in Belgium, 9 September 1939
***INCORRECT DO NOT HAVE**** AIR 81/11 - Pilot Officer D S M Burrell: report of death; Anson K6317 in an attack on an enemy flying boat, 19 September 1939
AIR 81/104 - Flying Officer E J Kain: injured; Hurricane P2543 hit by cannon shell; aircraft abandoned at Ritzing, France; 26 March 1940
AIR 81/206 - Pilot Officer H J R Dunn: injured; Hurricane P2362 force landed due to a shortage of petrol, 9 May 1940
AIR 81/299 - Temporary Warrant Officer B T P Carey, Temporary Warrant Officer T S Campion and Flight Lieutenant N M Thomas: prisoners of war; Battle P2332 crashed near Maastricht, The Netherlands, 12 May 1940
AIR 81/301 - Sergeant E G Roberts, Leading Ai ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 1st April 2020 08:20:39|