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 Lysander  L4796


Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 17 May 40 Aircraft Name Lysander I Serial Number L4796
Unit 16 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country
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Source Henk Welting's Database

National Archives AIR81

Citation Aircraft AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/419Lysander L4796Corporal E T Baillie and Flying Officer T W Walker: missing presumed dead. Pilot Officer R E B White: injured; Lysander L4796 failed to return from a reconnaissance flight over France, 17 May 1940.C14502090

Casualities in the CWGC Register for Lysander I L4796

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetery/Memorial & Loc Ref
Pilot OfficerLeslie Montagu HAMILTON (76906) Lysander L4796  Forum Post 1940-05-1716 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomRunnymede Memorial

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1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationHello Pilot Officer Leslie Montagu HAMILTON (76906) - the 16 Sqn ORB Form 540 has the following: [I] 17th May 1940 - P/O R.E.B. White and P/O Hamilton (Air Gunner) missing.[/I] The Form 541 has: [I]Lysander L4796 Tac.R. Up: 13.45 Down: Tac. R. sortie in St. QUENTIN area. Aircraft did not return.[/I] Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 20th December 2018 12:35:37
1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation[QUOTE=wwrsimon;139244] Pilot Officer Leslie Montagu HAMILTON (76906) - the 16 Sqn ORB Form 540 has the following: [I] 17th May 1940 - P/O R.E.B. White and P/O Hamilton (Air Gunner) missing.[/I] [I] Lysander L4796 [/I][/QUOTE] I got put off track by the AIR81/419 that listed BAILEE, WALKER for this aircraft [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L4796[/url] Now i realise it is REB white and HAMILTON. Does anyone know what the aircraft for BAILEE and WALKER is? PS: REB White went to India (28 Sqn, Lysanders) - and had the misfortune of force landing in tribal territory while bombing them, and was subsequently lynched to death. ....Read More.Jagan on 21st December 2018 01:09:58
400517 - Unaccounted Airmen - 17-05-1940Hello, 400517 - Unaccounted Airmen - 17-05-1940 From Henk's list - NETHERLANDS DE VOS, Johannes Marinus - Naval Airman 3a - 6910 - KL, KM. This airman rests at Oorlogs Graven, Sticking, Netherlands. NORWAY JAMES, Harold Alfred - W/O - 366128 - RAF. Harstad Cemetery, Norway. UK HOUSTON, William George - Cpl - 128861 - RAF. Edinburgh ( Piershill ) Cemetery, Edinburgh. UK. McCLENAGHAN, Thomas ( Northern Ireland) - AC1c - 621224 - RAF. Caversfield (St. Laurence ) Churchyard, Oxfordshire, UK. PRICE, James Rosslyn - AC2c - 979335 - RAFVR. Penrhys Cemetery, Glamorganshire, UK. From CWGC - BELGIUM DILLON, Anthony Michael - P/O - 41991 - RAF - 229 Sqn. This airman rests at Mons ( Bergen ) Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium. He was crew of Hurricane I - L1802 - 229 Sqn. CANADA AULD, George Edgar - F/O - C/1747 - RCAF - 1 ANS, RCAF. He rests at Charlottetown People's Cemetery, Prince Edwards Island, Canada. JASPER, Harvey Bell - F/Lt - C/194 - RCAF - 1 ANS, RCAF. He rests at Saskatoon ( Woodlawn ) Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada. KEAN, John Robert - AC1c - R/51908 - RCAF - 1 ANS, RCAF. He rests at Windsor ( Victoria ) Memorial Park, Ontario, Canada. PIDCOCK, John Easton - F/O - C/1758 - RCAF - 1 ANS, RCAF. He rests at Qu'Appelle Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada. These four airmen were crew of Norseman - 678 - RCAF. FRANCE O'REILLY, John Patrick (Northern Ireland) - Lac - 535507 - RAF - 16 Sqn. Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Lysander I - L4796 - 16 Sqn (?). JACKSON, Francis Stanley - P/O(Wop) - 43018 - RAF - 82 Sqn. Pancy-Courtecon Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France. Crewmember of Blenheim IV - P4852 - 82 Sqn. LEES, David John - Sgt(Obs) -565583 - RAF - 82 Sqn. Lappion Churchyard, Aisne, France. REED, Kenneth Gordon - Lac(Wop) -552567 - RAF - 82 Sqn. Merval Churchyard, Aisne, France. These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - P4904 - 82 Sqn. GRIERSON, James Joseph - P/O - 44976 - RAF - 82 Sqn. PATTERSON, John Hedley - AC2c(Wop) - 626953 - RAF - 82 Sqn. PAUL, Joseph William - Sgt(Obs) - 581002 - RAF - 82 Sqn. These three airmen rest at Festieux Communal Cemetery, Aisne, France. They were crew of Blenheim IV - L9210 - 82 Sqn. SIMS, Alfred George - Lac(Wop) - 521263 - RAF - 82 Sqn. WATSON, George William Campbell - F/Lt(Pilot) - 37218 - RAF - 82 Sqn. WOOTEN, Francis Charles - Sgt(Obs) - 581025 - RAF - 82 Sqn. These three airmen rest at Presles-Et-Thierney Churchyard, Aisne, France. They were crew of Blenheim IV - P9213 - 82 Sqn. UK BELL, Alexander - Sgt - 745256 - RAFVR - TTU. Hull Northern Cemetery, Yorkshire. Swordfish I - K8872 - TTU. The following SIXTEEN airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey. WOOD, Edward Ellis Alexander - F/O - 39771 - RAF - 4 Sqn. Ly ....Read More.Alex Smart on 21st May 2021 06:04:36
400517 - Unaccounted Airmen - 17-05-1940[QUOTE=Alex Smart;161627] FRANCE O'REILLY, John Patrick (Northern Ireland) - Lac - 535507 - RAF - 16 Sqn. Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Lysander I - L4796 - 16 Sqn (?). [/QUOTE] There seems to be quite a bit to unpick with this one. According to AIR 27/222/2, L4796 of 16 Sqn was lost on this date with a crew of P/O White and P/O Hamilton 'Tac. R. Sortie in St. QUENTIN area. Aircraft did not return.' AIR 27/222/1: 17 May: P/O R.E.B. White and P/O Hamilton (Air Gunner) missing No mention of LAC O'Reilly. (P/O Hamilton is [URL="https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/find-war-dead/casualty-details/1799221/"]76906 P/O Leslie Montagu Hamilton[/URL], commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial) There is an AIR 81 file that appears to conflate the loss above with the loss of L4804 the following day [TABLE] [TR] [TD]AIR81/419[/TD] [TD]Corporal E T Baillie and Flying Officer T W Walker: missing presumed dead. Pilot Officer R E B White: injured; Lysander [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/serials/details.php?uniq=L4796"]L4796[/URL] failed to return from a reconnaissance flight over France, 17 May 1940.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C14502090"]C14502090[/URL][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] While I'm at it, the ORB also has F/O Walker and Cpl Baillie in L480[B]4[/B], not L4803 [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?27520-400518-Unaccounted-Airmen-18-05-1940"]as shown on the other thread[/URL] There is a separate AIR 81 file for LAC O'Reilly [TABLE] [TR] [TD]AIR81/3006[/TD] [TD]Leading Aircraftman J P O'Reilly: killed; 16 Squadron, 50 HQ Wing, enemy action at Peronne, France, 17 May 1940.[/TD] [TD][URL="http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C16472325"]C16472325[/URL][/TD] [/TR] [/TABLE] Which to me implies that he may have been a ground casualty. Best I can do without access to the AIR 81s themselves. Hope this helps, Jeff ....Read More.RecklessRat on 22nd May 2021 11:16:33


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