|1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation||Hello again
A few more Canadians:
Austin Newton VAN ALLEN (R/61061)
Raymond Edward SHAW (C/1064)
Van Allen's R.C.A.F. Service File records that they were killed in Catalina Z2139 of 116 (BR) Sqn, which crashed on Lake Melville, Labrador.
Crew as follows:
C.1964 F/Lt. R. E. Shaw - captain - killed
C.195 S/Ldr. M. G. Doyle - second pilot - uninjured
R.61061 Sgt. An. N. Van Allen - Observer - killed
R.62926 Sgt. D. H. Fraser - WAG - uninjured
R.62779 Sgt. J. G. C. Cook - WAG - uninjured
R.54949 LAC G. H. Forrester - 1st eng. - slightly injured
R.64268 AC1 A. H. Enchin - 2nd eng. - uninjured
C.1765 F/O W. G. McCardell (unit listed as E.A.C.) - passenger - uninjured
Aircraft struck heavy seas on landing, damaging the bow and allowing water to enter the hull and sink the aircraft.
See also: [url]https://www.tracesofwar.com/persons/46161/Appleby-Arthur-William.htm[/url]
John Lorne CAIL (R/55907) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Harvard 2860 of 9 S.F.T.S., which crashed on take off at Summerside, Prince Edward Island, at 14.45. The Harvard swerved on take off, left the runway and struck a crash-tender some 100 feet from the runway at the leaward end. He was the sole occupant of the Harvard.
Loriman Samuel PERCIVAL (C/5571)
Joseph Frederick LAYCOCK (J/6224)
Their respective R.C.A.F. Service File recorda that they were killed in Harvard 1323 of the Central Flying School, which crashed at Second Concession, township of West Huntingdon, Ontario, at 19.30.
Wallace RICHARDS (C/2255)
Francis Evan Robert BRIGGS (C/199)
Richard's R.C.A.F. Service file recorda that they were killed in Cessna Crane 7919 of the Test and Development Establishment. which crashed 3 miles south west of Ramsayville, Ontario, at 11.40. They were undertaking dive testing of the aircraft.
Richards was formerly a member of the R.A.F., joining in 1931, and was Scientific Officer at the Air Defence Experimental Establishment, Biggin Hill, from 1932 to 1936, and then went to the Malayan Meterological Service in July 1936.
Melville Mason HART (R/102679) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Fleet Finch 4695 of 12 E.F.T.S., which crashed at Kitchener Field, Ontario at 09.30. The pilot was R/68367 T/Sgt. K. P. Parr, who was seriously injured. The Court of Inquiry recorded that, in their opinion, the aircraft stalled while attempting areobatics at a low level, entered into a spin with insufficient height to revover, and struck the ground.
Claude Russell MOORE (R/69423) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Harvard 2851 of 9 S.F.T.S., which crashed at 22.30, half a mile north of Summerside airfield, Prince Edward Island. He was the sole occupant of the aircraft, which, after taking off from the airfield, climbed to around 500 feet, turned to the left, lost height and crashed. Cause obscure.
Elwood Wallace McFALL (R/54117) - his R.C.A.F Service File records that he was lost aboard Hudson AE545 of R.A.F. Ferry Command.
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