|410505 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-5-1941||What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:
Sgt Leslie B. BURROWS - 510346;
Cpl John CLEGG - 855242 - 8 BC, 921 (Balloon) sqn (Fazakerley);
Sgt (Pilot) Robert H. ENGLISH - 754475 - 3 Sqn (Debden, Essex) or was he 3 (C)OTU ?;
F/O John S. OSBORNE - 43301;
AC2 William J. PULLMAN - 1350809, and
AC1 Alfred L. SMITH - 1258230 - 257 Sqn (Coltishall, Norfolk).
Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Blenheim I - L1279 - 3 (C)OTU - abandoned ½ mile N of South Molton, Devon.
Magister I - L6918 - 15 EFTS - collided with Magister P2470 and crashed Newbie, Dumfries.
Master I - T8780 - 58 OTU - dived into ground 3 miles N of Falkirk, Stirlingshire (already as casualty on this aircraft: P/O V.C. ARNOLD - RCAF J/4253).
Oxford I - T1028 - 1 (P)FTS - crashed on take-off Hucknall.
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 13th September 2008 09:44:15|
|410505 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-5-1941||Hi Henk
L1279 is recorded in Warner with only injuries to P/O Ulman.
Burrows,31, is registered at Carlisle, Clegg, 30, is registered at Liverpool N(right for a unit based at Fazakerly), English,23, is registered at Saffron Walden,Essex(which is right for a death around Debden), Osborne,41, is registered at Fakenham, Norfolk, Pullman,18 is registered at Chippenham,Wiltshire, Smith,26, is registered at N Walsham, Norfolk
The date given in Air Britain for P2470 is 15/5/41 with no mention of a collision. I don't have the L Series
Dick ....Read More.||Dick on 13th September 2008 10:03:48|
|410505 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-5-1941||Thanks Dick for your quick reply. Could Burrows (reg. Carlisle) have been on the Magister L6918 (crashed Newbie, Dumfries) ?
P2470 in P-File may be incorrect and 15-5-1940 pres. the SOC date. In L-File is clearly listed collision with P2470 and crashed Newbie, Dumfries 5-5-1941; NFD.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 13th September 2008 10:26:30|
|410505 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-5-1941||According to the 15 EFTS ORB Burrows wasn't in Magister L6918.
May 5th 1941, “P2470 and L6912 LAC Mierzwa and LAC Rotter. Mid-air collision at
Newbie, Annan. Former seriously injured, latter killed.”
Here is the entry from the No.58 OTU ORB:
May 5th 1941, “Master T8780, Pilot 741448 Sgt Dunmore and pupil pilot Pilot Officer V.C.
Arnold, crashed. Sgt Dunmore admitted to Larbert Military Hospital dangerously injured and
P/O Arnold was killed.” ....Read More.||alclark on 13th September 2008 11:25:57|
|410505 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-5-1941||Thanks Al. "KU CZCI Poleglych Lotnikow 1939-1945" has Antoni MIERZWA - PAF 781189 on L691"8" and Wieslaw ROTTER - PAF 780999 on P2470.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 14th September 2008 05:42:10|