|Sgt Frederick Joseph John Evans - 561705 - 59 Sqd - Died 14/5/40||Well,
I was waiting on Peter Cornwells book to arrive. A couple of days ago it did arrive, but haven't had the time to update/check all different Squadron-pages with the information to be found in that magnificent book.
'Blenheim IV, P6926
Failed to return from strategic reconnaissance sortie and possibly that claimed by Lt Malischewski of Stab I./JG76 over Sedan, 12.40 pm.
Flying Officer P.A. Hawks - missing
Sergeant F.J.J. Evans - missing
AC1 C.G. Shaw - missing
F/O Peter Hawks is listed in the records of the CWGC as a Flight Lieutenant.
Source: Peter D. Cornwell, The Battle of France, Then and Now, 2008
He has P/O C Chamberlain in Blenheim IV N6173 (with Sgt Seldon and AC1 Hands); shot down over Belgium on 13/05/1940, believed that it crashed at Neerwinden, 7.30 pm. And states 'All recorded missing on May 14 by the CWGC.'
It looks to me that the hospital part of the story is not correct; otherwise he would have had a known grave - at least, that's what I think.
Bart ....Read More.||Bart FM Droog on 3rd April 2008 02:50:09|
|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|