|400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940||What caused the death of following airmen. Left out burial locations because so many names involved.
A - Killed on active service (while engaged on non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action) may have been killed in air raid:
AC2 James B. BRAWLEY - 986486 - 266 Sqn (Eastleigh, Hampshire)
AC2 Joseph P. BRERETON - 997958
AC2 John H. BRETT - 928834
Cpl Albert H. CASSELEY - 13633
AC2 William J. CROTE - 1010974
Cpl George DEELEY - 326721
AC2 Harold S. HEAYES - 928835
AC2 Alfred V. HEDGES - 928825
AC2 Mervyn E. JOHNS - 648365
AC2 John A. JONES - 951462
S/Ldr Louis De L. LEDER - 11191
AC2 Joseph LEONARD - 928164
AC1 James McDONALD - 639844
P/O Arthur D. MOUNTSTEPHEN - 79753
AC2 Lionel J.A. MUNKS - 928833
AC2 John TUOHY - 1251644
AC2 Brinley WILLIAMS - 929009
AC2 Cecil WRIGHT - 636510
B - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
AC1 Edwin G. ASKEW - 900240
C - Killed on active service:
Sgt Leo C.R. HILL - 956258
F/Sgt William H.G. LOHAM - 365473
D - Killed/died this date but not listed Flight archives:
Sgt (Obs) Denis W. BUTLER - 759274
E - Listed in Flight 29-8-1940 as being wounded or injured on active service, however killed 13-8-1940 and buried Trowbridge Cemetery:
P/O (Pilot) Michael A. SIMS - 42364
Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
Hurricane I - P2692 - 56 Sqn - shot down near Southend, Essex (In Vol.1 Fighter Command Losses: N2429 ? 'T' F/O P.F.M. Davies, wounded. Patrol. Baled out after attack by Me 110 over Sheppey 1620; swam ashore). AB Serials for N2429: 245 Sqn, to Admiralty 7.12.41)
Master I - N7677 - 8 FTS - crashed on take-off at night 1 mile N of Edzell
Spitfire I - R6830 - 4 FPP - crashed in forced landing Stapleford Abbots, Essex
Spitfire I - R6880 - 4 FPP - hit balloon barrage Brockworth, Gloucestershire.
F - Following names already on file as being killed in an air raid on Detling, Kent:
F/O (Signals Offr) Harold M. ASPEN - 35328 - 53 Sqn
Cpl (Fitter-I) William F. BATEMAN - 563962 - 53 Sqn
AC2 (Fitter/Rigger) George BOOTH - 943762 - 53 Sqn
AC2 Albert F. BROOKER - 1168029
AC1 Leonard E. BROOKES - 573086
LAC William COLLERTON - 526331
LAC (Fitter/Rigger) Arthur F. DANCASTER - 567998 - 53 Sqn
G/Cpt Edward P.M. DAVIS - AFC - AM - Runnymede Panel 289 - O.C. 53 Sqn
Sgt Haney C.R. HOPWOOD - 903368 - 500 Sqn
S/Ldr James H. LOWE - 33119
Sgt Frederick MESSENT - 812073 - 500 Sqn
AC2 William NEALE - 812304 - 500 Sqn
LAC (Fitter-II) Ronald O'KELLY - 569631 - 53 Sqn
S/Ldr (Flight Commander) Dennis C. OLIVER - 34109 - 53 Sqn
Cpl (Fitter-I) John I. PRICE - 510925 - 53 Sqn
Sgt (C/Rigger) William H.L. RICHARDS - 343318 - 53 Sqn
AC2 (WOp) John W.S. SMITH - 644581 - 53 Sqn
AC1 Leslie A. WATCHOUS - 812240 - 500 Sqn.
Sorry for the long thread. Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 27th February 2008 11:27:54|
|400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940||Hi Henk
Not a lot - but I have P/O Sims as the pilot of Hurricane R6880 that collided with the balloon cable.
Brian ....Read More.||brian on 27th February 2008 02:09:42|
|400813 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-8-1940||Firstly, Brian R6880 was definately a Spitfire and NOT a Hurricane
See also http://fishponds.org.uk/puckle.html
P/O (Pilot) Michael A. SIMS - 42364
It would appear from reports to hand that Detling suffered the most severely. Several buildings were hit - 8 Blenheims are reported to have been destroyed and the casualties are said to be 10 killed and more than 40 injured.
Andover was also attacked at 1700 hours on the 13th when approximately 12 bombs were dropped. Headquarters offices and officer's quarters were extensively damaged. One aircraft also damaged. The casualties are reported to be 2 killed and 1 injured.
A heavy scale attack was reported and approximately 12 large craters and 6 small ones were made on the aerodrome. Aircraft at dispersal points were undamaged.
Further reports will be issued as and when details are to hand.
Casualties on Ground by Enemy Action:
To RAF Personnel - 12 killed, 41 injured.
To others - 23 killed, 177 injured.
Andover appears to be Butler and/or Leder and/or Mountstephen - Though I note 2 Killed plus 1 injured = 3
Detling/Eastchurch for what Dick has already posted.. ....Read More.||paulmcmillan on 28th February 2008 06:56:24|