|Sergeant (Pilot), Eric John Easton||How about
30.4.41 Hurricane I P3864 52 OTU near Bishops Stortford, Herts. DIG ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 3rd June 2010 09:38:10|
|Sergeant (Pilot), Eric John Easton||Paul
It quotes White Hall Bishop's Stortford. A search on Google shows a Whitehall Hotel as a restored Manor House. So was the Manor House an emergency War Hospital, possibly for Officers?
My Knowledge of RAF history is extremely limited so what happened to Hurricane I P3864, 52 OTU (Officers Training Unit??) ? It's the right date.
Tony ....Read More.||Tonym on 3rd June 2010 11:54:16|
|Sergeant (Pilot), Eric John Easton||For general information details of a reply from RAF Museum -
Dear Mr Murphy
Thank you for your enquiry. I am able to confirm that Sgt Easton was indeed
killed in P3864. The aircraft dived into the ground at high speed from
altitude. It was not possible to gather sufficient evidence for an
investigation, but it was noted that he had been on an oxygen test, and that
other cases had occurred where aircraft had dived into the ground from over
20,000 feet. The most likely cause was thought to be related to oxygen
Tony ....Read More.||Tonym on 30th June 2010 08:56:43|
|410430 - Unaccounted airmen - 30-4-1941||Hi Henk,
No.52 OTU ORB
Hurricane V6742 crashed near Finchingfield after high speed dive - pilot Sgt d'Avigdor killed.
Hurricane P3864 crashed near Bishops Stortford, failing to come out of high speed dive - pilot Easton killed.
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 10th June 2011 02:30:26|
|Trying to identify a pilot||Alex,
You have the wrong details, should read:
Hurricane I P3864
Crashed near Bishops Stortford, Herts. Failed to come out of high speed dive (per:Ross McNeill).
1253064 Sgt (Pilot) Eric John EASTON RAFVR +
Buried Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich, in joint grave with his elder sister; 2986 Sect. Off Joan Marjorie EASTON WAAF, who lost her life on 8/9/1943.
Col. ....Read More.||COL BRUGGY on 10th June 2019 11:26:00|
|Trying to identify a pilot||Hello,
Here is a completed list for "Sergeants".
ERIC -Killed 1941 - Sgt.
In one or two cases Eric is a middle name.
ASHWOOD. 21 Sqn - 04/06/41 - Blenheim IV - V6323.
ASHWORTH. 220 Sqn - 04/08/41 - Hudson V - AM625.
BARRATT. Ag 7 Sqn - 21-22/04/41 - Stirling I - N6009.
BLAKE, ROp - 13/06/41 - 25 OTU - Wellington Ic - R1708.
BLOMELEY. 101 Sqn - 03/04/41 - Blenheim IV - N3552
[B]BOWMAN[/B]. ( Pilot ) 26 CFlt. - 24/12/41 - Stirling I - N6066 .
BROWN. WopAg U/T - 26/01/41 - 2 OTU - Blenheim I - Z5746.
[B]BRUCE[/B]. (Pilot ) 213 Sqn - Hurricane I - P3522.
BRUNDISH. 44 Sqn - 17-18/04/41 - Hampden I - X2999.
CASH. Obs. 82 Sqn - 20/08/41 - Blenheim IV - V6445 - "UX-E".
[B]CASTLE[/B]. 22 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - 22/01/41 - Beaufort I - N1151.
CHAMBERLAIN. WopAg - 12/09/41 - 14 OTU - Hampden I - P1301.
DEVEREUX. WopAg - 28/03/41 - 3 OTU - Anson I - L9150.
[B]DIAPER[/B]. 504 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - 17/05/41 Shot dead.
[B]DYER[/B]. 44 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - 02-03/09/41 - Hampden I - AE152.
[B]EASTON[/B]. ( Pilot ) 52 OTU - 30/04/41 - Hurricane I - P3864 .
EGGLETON. 608 Sqn - 09/09/41 - 1 COTU - Hudson - N7337.
ELKINGTON. WopAg 05/11/41 - 608 Sqn - Hudson V - AM642.
ELMES. 110 Sqn - 14/08/41 - Blenheim IV - V6515.
[B]FLEMING[/B]. ( Pilot ) 258 Sqn - Hurricane II - Z2589
[B]FREESE[/B]. ( Pilot ) 74 Sqn - Spitfire IIa - P7561
[B]FRISBY[/B]. WopAg - [B]Married[/B] - 09/09/41 - Blenheim I - L8693.
GRECO. 57 Sqn - 07/11/41 - Wellington Ic - Z8903.
HARDMAN. WopAg - 16/10/41 - 25 OTU - Anson I - W2626.
HARVEY. 235 Sqn - 23/03/41 - Blenheim IV - L9404.
HEALY - Wellington II - W5596 - OADU.
[B]HODGES[/B]. 58 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - 27-28/12/41 - Whitley V - Z6841.
HORTON. WopAg 144 Sqn - 07-08/09/41 - Hampden I - AE304.
[B]HOSKIN[/B]. ( Pilot ) 10 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - Whitley V - Z9188 - "ZA-V" - 12/12/41.
HUGHES. 51 Sqn - 11-12/02/41 - Whitley V - P5013.
IRELAND. 218 Sqn - 10-11/10/41 - Wellington Ic - X9677 - "HA-V".
JACKSON. 201 Sqn - 03/12/41 - Sunderland II - W3988 - "ZM-P".
JOHNS. 206 Sqn - 13/06/41 - Hudson IV - AE612 - "VO-X".
KEETLEY. 115 Sqn - 12/02/41 - Wellington Ic - R3238 - "KO-H".
LEE. WopAg 18 Sqn - 22/03/41 - Blenheim IV - T2038 - "WV-M".
LLOYD. WopAg 18 Sqn - 25/05/41 - Blenheim IV - R3666.
MADDISON. 114 Sqn - 24/05/41 - Blenheim IV - L9267.
MAIN - Wellington Ic - Z1049 - 15 OTU - 03/11/41
[B]MASON[/B]. ( Pilot ) 232 Sqn - Hurricane I - P3608
MINSHALL - Wellington II W5596 - OADU.
PAINTER. 75(RNZAF) Sqn - 30/11 - 01/12/41 - Wellington Ic - Z1099.
[B]PARKER[/B]. (Pilot) 144 Sqn - 20/09/41 - Hampden I - X3030 .
PAUL. WopAg 103 Sqn - 20-21/09/41 - Wellington Ic - R1539.
PHILLIPS. Obs - 03/03/41 - 13 OTU - Blenheim IV - R3751.
[B]POLKINGHORNE[/B]. 10 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - 16-17/01/41 - Whitley V - T4220.
[B]ROBINSON[/B]. ( Pilot ) - 16 OTU - Hampden I - P5318.
ROBERTSON 40 Sqn - 16-17/01/41 - Wellington Ic - T2912.
[B]RODGER[/B]. WopAg - 7 Sqn - [B]Married[/B] - 29-30/09/41 - Stirling I - W7441 - "MG-Y".
[B]ROUTLEDGE[/B]. 9 Sqn - [B]Married[/B ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 15th June 2019 08:08:15|