|401203 - Unaccounted airman - 3-12-1940||What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:
AC2 William F. BOSELEY - 1182046 - killed on active service.
Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Oxford I - N1193 - 14 FTS - crashed on approach Cranfield (Sgt [Pilot] L.G. CAEN - 158168, survived the accident).
Oxford I - N6236 - 14 FTS - collided with Oxford L4642; crashed Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; F/O A.B. CHALKELEY in L4642 could land safely.
(Already as a casualty on N6236: LAC [Pilot u/t] Henry K. MATSON - 971238).
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 21st May 2008 09:45:49|
|1940 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation||Sergeant Henry Ernest GEEN (744982) Observer 1940-11-28 101 Sqdn United Kingdom
GEEN, Henry (properly Harry) Ernest, Sergeant. Observer (744982)
Harry was subsequently posted to 101 Squadron. On 14 November 1940, he was part of a crew led by Sgt Pilot B J Redmond aboard Blenheim Mk. IV, N6236, SR-? ready for as mission attacking targets in Wanne-Eickel on the Ruhr. They took off at 17.18 hours from RAF West Raynham, Norfolk. During the operation, the locknut on the spider in the starboard propeller reduction gear became loose, causing the reduction gear casing to be churned away. During the return flight over the North Sea, the damage led to the airscrew shaft and propeller falling off. With commendable skill, Sgt Redmond succeeded in getting his aircraft back within reach of base with only one engine but, on circuit of the aerodrome whilst trying to land, crashed at 22.58 into West Raynham village.
The pilot, Sgt B J Redmond, and rear gunner, Sgt A G Woodruff, suffered only minor head injuries in the crash. Harry, however, was left critically ill with a fractured skull. About a fortnight later, he died of these injuries. The precise date is uncertain. The Squadron Operation Record Book states that he died on Tuesday 26 November 1940 at 11.40. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission's database has the date of death as 28 November, and that is what appears on his gravestone. ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 26th December 2018 06:03:40|