|420720 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-7-1942||What were the places of death registration for:
A - Died on active service:
F/Sgt Henry LEA - 95838 - age 58, and
AC2 Sidney M. VARNDELL - 1334612.
B - Not found in Flight archives:
Sgt (Pilot) John REEVES - 1313641, and
Cpl William W. WILSHIRE - 1194438.
C - Proposed aircraft losses:
Battle I - L5699 - 52 OTU - crashed in forced landing Bedwin Sands, Monmouthshire.
Botha I - L6289 - 10 (O)AFU - crashed on take-off Dishforth.
Hurricane I - R4217 - 55 OTU - flew into ground Dowrhwaitehead Farm, Dockray, Cumberland.
Spitfire IIA - P8078 - 58 OTU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile E of Milnathort, Kinross.
Wellington IC - DV772 - 7 OTU - flew into ground Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim (already as casualties on this a/c: P/O [Pilot] W. TWENTYMAN - NZ413913 and Sgt [Pilot] V.J. PITHER - RAAF 408512).
Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 10th September 2009 09:58:16|
|420720 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-7-1942||Henk,
Just going over some back threads hence a little late with this one.
For P8078 I have Powell, John Lawrence 1272598 Sgt(Pilot). Engine failed, wing torn off. ....Read More.||Colin on 13th September 2010 06:51:19|
|420720 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-7-1942||P8078 was a presentation aircraft called GARFIELD WESTON III does Gifts of War have anything ? ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 14th September 2010 04:27:30|
|420720 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-7-1942||Gifts records injured pilot of P8078 as AJ Stephenson (American)
DaveW ....Read More.||davew on 14th September 2010 07:08:56|
|420720 - Unaccounted airmen - 20-7-1942||Colin,
Agree with Malcolm; info in Chorley's Vol. 7 page 137.
P8078 was with 58 OTU; engine cut, hit trees in forced landing 1 mile E of Milnathort, Kinross.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 14th September 2010 08:04:12|