|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,
Master T8780 does not fits according to http://www.gairney.plus.com/Aircraft/58_OTU_Roll_of_Honour.htm:
Pupil pilot P/O Arnold was killed when the Master dived into the ground. His instructor, Sgt. Dunnmore, was dangerously injured. P/O. Arnold was 20 years old buried at Grangemouth Cemetery.
Pavel ....Read More.||CZ_RAF on 13th September 2008 10:07:04|
|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 Pavel for info on Master T8780 and P/O ENGLISH. He was killed flying Hurricane P3677. Still hope to find out what caused Sgt (Pilot) Robert Henry ENGLISH's death 5-5-1941.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 14th September 2008 05:32:56|
|420119 - Unaccounted airmen - 19-1-1942||Thanks Dave. Yes, same Larbert Hospital as for DUNMORE Master T8780. The aircraft was in my files with ARNOLD killed (source: 'They Shall Grow Not Old') and DUNMORE injured. Thanks as well for link to Dunmore's date of death; was still on my 'unaccounted' list.
Henk. ....Read More.||Henk Welting on 26th March 2009 07:02:02|
|410517 - Unaccounted airmen - 17-5-1941||Hi Henk,
F/Sgt Dunmore who died from injuries on the 17th was the instructor pilot Sgt Dunmore who was injured in the No.58 OTU Master T8780 crash on 5-5-41.
He was taken to Larbert Military Hospital after the crash.
The No.58 OTU RoH link given has a couple of errors so needs to be checked before use.
Ross ....Read More.||Ross_McNeill on 31st July 2011 03:54:06|
|1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation||Hello
Continuing on with some of the UK casualties:
Henry Gilbert Bruce KNIGHT (66036) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Forbes Fraser Hospital, Bath.
Frederick Lyddon ARNEY (88854) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 4.40 a.m. at Lybster Hospital due to two broken legs and extensive burns, the result of an aircraft acccident. The 612 Sqn ORB Form 540 for April 30th record that he was pilot of Whitley P5070* which was sent out on a U-boat search, but returned early and crashed on Scaraben near Dunbeath in cloud. Arney was found alive, but died later.
*Not in the ORB, but see: [url]https://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/crash_sites/scotland/armstrong-whitworth-whitley-p5070-east-scaraben/[/url]
Anthony Andre WOOD (917314) - the 149 Sqn ORB records that he was injured by shrapnel from flak in Wellington T2899 'T' on a raid to Brest on the night of May 3rd/4th 1941, and subsequently died of his injuries.
Victor Charles ARNOLD (J/4253) - Master T8780. See: [url]http://aircrewremembered.com/dunmore-arnold.html[/url]
Henry Pitney PATTERSON (854403) - death registered at Liverpool, and the National Probate Calendar records that he was 'believed to have been killed through war operations on 7 May 1941 and whose dead body was found on May 8 1941.' His address is given as 57 Edinburgh Street, Liverpool.
Arthur Thomas Reginald FERNYHOUGH (1112423) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at R.A.F. Station Wittering. The Cheshire Observer of May 17th 1941 reported that he was 'killed by enemy action.'
Gordon Lionel HOWARD (1095448) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk includes a letter from Wing Commander Caskill of No. 17 Balloon Centre to his father, which records that he died at Beverley Road Hospital, Hull, as a result of injuries he sustained in a recent enemy attack on the town.
Arthur Winsor NECK (1202697) - the Croydon Roll of Honour on ancestry.co.uk records that he was killed at Lambeth as rhe result of enemy action. He is recorded as being a civilian.
William Blair MORRISON (1104142) - the Aberdeen Press and Journal of June 3rd 1942 reported the following:
[I]Charles Robinson White (21), aircraftman, [was] charged with culpable homicide by discharging a rifle at another aircraftman, William Blair Morrison, whereby he died immediately, the view was put forward that he was suffering from schizophrenia or split mind. One doctor witness said White told him that he kept hearing voices in his head, and one voice said "Why don't you kill that ma[/I]n?"
The article reports that White was ordered by Lord Moncrieff to be detained in prison during the King's pleasure. The Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that Morison (note spelling) died at 9.30 a.m. at R.A.F. Station Dunino, Fife due to a gunshot wound to the head.
William Adam BROWN (86634) - the 97 Sqn ORB has a P/O Brown, missing on Manchester L7324 on the night of May 15 ....Read More.||wwrsimon on 23rd April 2019 11:00:34|