|UK Collisions Late 1939 Early 1940||Can any one add to this list (of possible Collisions) in the time frame Sept 1939 to April 1940
Trying to ID incident that Meaker/Ambrose were involved in in (probably 1940)
[B]Collisions Late 1939[/B]
[*]19.09.39 Wellington I L4232 99 Sqn Carew Cheriton Possible Coll
[*]19.09.39 Henley L3249 ?? Carew Cheriton Possible Coll
[INDENT]Crew list (all injured)
Flight Sergeant John William Lewis Goldie Brent #355953, Killed 1 May 1940
Pilot Sergeant Herbert Philipson Atkinson #580281 -> Herbert Philipson Atkinson #47360
Navigator Leading Aircraftsman S. K. Love -> almost certainly Samuel Kennedy Love #520028
Aircraftsman 1 Howard Eric Beaumont 516285 -- Killed Dec 14th 1939
Aircraftsman 2 Richard Hampton Willis 569344 - Killed 20-12-1939
Aircraftsman 2 J. W. Haynes -> almost certainly John William Haynes #545930
[*]19.09.39 Gladiator II N2305 605 Sqn near Tangmere Coll Fg Off John Henry Warren (23) #90253 killed
[*]19.09.39 Gladiator II N2313 605 Sqn near Tangmere Coll Fg Off Norman ("Bricky") Forbes #90252 baled out of N2313
[*]23.9.39 Harvard I P5791 1 SFTS, Collision, 5m NE of Netheravon Pilot: Midshipman (A) John Clutha Casey, RN, of HMS Pembroke (FAA) - Age 21. Killed Passenger AC1 William Roderick Walter Phillips (21) killed
[*]23.9.39 Harvard I P5792 1 SFTS, Collision, 5m NE of Netheravon Pilot Mid/A Roger Malcolm Brennen KETTLE - HMS Pembroke - sole occupant Killed
[*]25.09.39 Tiger Moth II N6850 9 EFTS Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Coll Pupil Pilot Philip 'Brandy' Brandon-Trye Later #42792 baled out OK
[*]25.09.39 Tiger Moth II N6855 9 EFTS Stretton-on-Dunsmore, Warks. Coll Pupil Pilot William Sydney "Bill" Longhurst Later #42852 baled out OK
[*]01.10.39 Spitfire I L1059 603 Sqn Grangemouth Coll L1059 landed on top of L1047 while taxiiing at Grange, F/O (Pilot) James Alexander Brownlies Somerville #90916 killed
[*]01.10.39 Spitfire I L1047 603 Sqn Grangemouth Coll Pilot P/O James Storrs Morton's #90727 survived
[*]06.10.39 Spitfire I K9854 19 Sqn Newmarket racecourse Coll Flt Lt Wilfred Clouston #39223 - sustained minor injuries**.
[*]06.10.39 Spitfire I K9821 19 Sqn Newmarket racecourse Coll F/O George Eric Ball #39843 OK
[*]18.10.39 Battle I K9398 52 Sqn l m NW of Dorchester, Oxon. Coll Plt Off John Ross Anderson #41647 (26) killed (Canadian) and AC1 Robert Allan Walker Keogh #569519 (20) killed
[*]18.10.39 Battle I K9399 52 Sqn, Benson Coll landed Safely - Pilot Unknown
[*]30.10.39 Wellington I L4288 9 Sqn near Honington the Water Mill , Sapiston , Suffolk Coll
[*]30.10.39 Wellington I L4363 9 Sqn near Honington the Water Mill , Sapiston , Suffolk Coll
Sqn Ldr Lennox Stanley Lamb (29) #29171 killed
Fg Off Peter Edward Torkington-Leech (26) # ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 24th February 2017 07:12:39|
|Closed AIR 81 Files List||Here are list of all the Closed Files, in reverse order of them being opened on current schedule
A Freedom Of Information FOI request at Kew may bet them reviewed and opened earlier
I think most of the long tail dates are due to someone asking for info in file (via a letter to AHB) and this causing the 80 Years (to be reset) assuming the person making the request was 20 (20+80 = 100)
Usually a polite request in the FOI that any personal data since 1939/1940/1941 etc can be redacted is worth it - And if you can also provide evidence of who people are involved - including ref to CWG that helps
As you can see the longest is 2095 - So I assume this was looked at by a request in 2015 - Maybe a letter with a name or address etc - All of which can be redacted
If you go to the AIR link there is a button to link you to the FOI Page
Citable Reference Description Opening Date
AIR 81/2138 Flight Lieutenant S I Dodds, Pilot Officer B S Booth, Leading Aircraftman A H Gumbleton, Leading Aircraftman N E Jacobs: missing believed killed; shot down, enemy action, Anson OYG, 48 Squadron, 20 May 1940. 01/01/2095
AIR 81/2092/1 Closed extracts: 10 pages 01/01/2095
AIR 81/2090 Flying Officer P A Hawks, Sergeant F J J Evans, Aircraftman C G Shaw: missing believed killed; near Vrigne-aux-Bois, France, Blenheim P6926, 59 Squadron, 14 May 1940. 01/01/2095
AIR 81/2076 Sergeant I L Thomas, Sergeant V Spurr, Leading Aircraftman H Bridson: killed; failed to return from operational flight over Holland, Blenheim L8831, 40 Squadron, 10 May 1940. 01/01/2094
AIR 81/1935 Flying Officer P F Templeman: died of wounds; Sergeant D W Wilson: killed; Sergeant K R Say, Aircraftman J A Burke, Leading Aircraftman E Lawson, Leading Aircraftman J R Clark: prisoners of war; shot down by anti-aircraft fire, Wellington P2515, 37 Squadron, 24 March 1940. 01/01/2093
AIR 81/3172 Flying Officer A W L Cobbe, Pilot Officer H M Christopher, Sergeant W H Cassells: missing believed killed; enemy action, Blenheim 3915, 82 Squadron, 8 September 1940. 01/01/2091
AIR 81/2408/1 Closed extracts: 6 pages 01/01/2090
AIR 81/1803 Flying Officer J R Garrett: injured; Sergeant H C Moorby: killed; Leading Aircraftman T C McClure, Aircraftman R Beattie: uninjured; aircraft accident, Prestatyn, 502 Squadron, 19 January 1940. 01/01/2088
AIR 81/2404 Leading Aircraftman M H Winship: killed; Pilot Officer T A Grundy, Sergeant J G Cowlishaw, Leading Aircraftman P D Snowden, Leading Aircraftman T Murray: missing believed killed; failed to return from operational flight over Tobruk, Bombay L5848, 216 Squadron, 15 July 1940. 01/01/2087
AIR 81/2750 Sergeant R S Hartnell, Sergeant E R Eastoe, Sergeant H G Ives, Sergeant F C E Gates: killed; Sergeant C A V Attwood, Sergeant E J Stephens, Sergeant R T Richardson, Sergeant E G Turner: missing believed killed; aircraft accident, Isle of Man, Wellington N2945, 11 Operational Training Unit, 24 August 1940. 01/01/2086
AIR 81/2303 ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 8th July 2020 11:03:23|
|400321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1940||Hello,
400321 - Unaccounted Airmen - 21-03-1940
From Henk's List -
TOWSE, Edwin Arthur - Lac - 612430 - RAF.
Itchingfield ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Sussex.
Possibly involved in the crash of Audax I - K7397 - 8 SFTS ?
From CWGC -
DUMBRECK, Oliver William - Sgt(Obs) - 580537 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
Kirkaldy ( Dysart ) Cemetery, Fyfeshire
HULTON, Henry Stephen Penton - P/O(Pilot) - 33428 - RAF - 18 Sqn.
St. Brelade Churchyard and Cemetery, Jersey.
Both the abovcr airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L1427 - 18 Sqn.
EDWARDS, Raymond Charles- Sgt(Pilot) - 904369 - RAFVR - 24 Sqn.
Hucknall Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
[ Mentor - L4395 - 18 Sqn ].
Also killed was Mr. John Francis Dymoke TANQUERAY, DFC.
Who is commemorated at St. Chapel, Westminster Abbey, London.
JEFFERY, Ronald Lee - F/O(Pilot) - 70861 - RAF(RAFO) - 10 SFTS.
Sheffield ( Abbey Lane) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
[ Anson I - N5039 - 10 SFTS ].
KIRKPATRICK, John George Stirling - Sgt(Pilot) - 741757 - RAFVR - 10 SFTS.
Glasgow ( Craigton ) Cemetery, Glasgow.
[ Harvard I - N7060 - 10 SFTS ].
PHILLIPS, Horace - Sgt(Pilot) - 562840 - RAF - 219 Sqn.
Catterick Cemetery, Yorkshire.
PROSSER, Frank - AC1c(A/G) - 622364 - RAF - 219 Sqn.
Garndiffaith ( St. John's ) Burialground, Monmouthshire.
The above two airmen were crew of Blenheim I - L1117 - 219 Sqn.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 25th September 2020 07:08:12|