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    Default 430721 - Unaccounted airmen - 21-7-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC John H. ARTHUR - 817074;
    LAC Robert C. COOPER - 1497774, and
    W/O William A. POCOCK - 335622.

    B - Killed on active service:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Philip L. CLEMENS - 1314943.

    C - Not found in Flight Global:
    AC2 Frederick J.O. WHEELER - 1336753.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master I - T8269 - 5 (P)AFU - flew into ground Broomhall Grange Farm, Cheswardine Road, near Market Drayton, Shropshire.
    Oxford I - P1889 - 11 (P)AFU - collided with Oxford V4222 in cloud, Gailey Cross Roads, 3 miles S of Penkridge, Staffordshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] H. DICKINSON - RCAF R/157281).
    Spitfire IIA - P7620 - 58 OTU - crashed in forced landing Black Hall Farm, 4 miles NW of Stirling.
    Mosquito III - HJ892 - 60 OTU - dived into ground Catherton Farm, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/O [Pilot] C.N. WILCOX - RCAF J/9496 [from USA]).

    E - Also looking for info on cause of death of following airmen:

    P/O (Pilot) Graham ROGERS - 141888 - 71 OTU - killed on active service, buried Moascar War Cem., Egypt, and

    F/Lt Sydney W. TAYLOR - 105970 - 38 Wing - commemorated on Panel 121 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Could Taylor be connected to the loss of Halifax DG391 of 295 Sq.

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    Hi Henk

    LAC John H. ARTHUR - 817074 - not Eng/Wales
    LAC Robert C. COOPER - 1497774 - Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    W/O William A. POCOCK - 335622 - Epping, Essex
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Philip L. CLEMENS - 1314943 - Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire
    AC2 Frederick J.O. WHEELER - 1336753 - Willesden, Middlesex

    Dickinson was registered in Cannock
    Wilcox was registered in Bridgnorth

    So neither of the above seem to be linked to the other five.

    I have nothing on Rogers or Taylor

    Malcolm

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    Henk

    LAC John Hall ARTHUR - 817074 aged 27 District of Leswalt, County of Wigtownshire, Scotland.

    Douglas

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    Hi Henk,

    can confirm Clements as solo pilot of Master T8269, Wilcox as solo pilot of Mosquito HJ892 and Dickinson solo pilot of Oxford P1889.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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    Hi John

    Taylor was not on DG391 according to 'Though without Anger'

    Malcolm

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    Thanks friends for all this excellent support.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Taylor appears in Flight casualty lists as Acting Fl/Lt , missing in December 2nd magazine and PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, NOW PRESUMED KILLED IN ACTION in July 27th magazine.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Arthur died from abcess on appendix which burst during treatment in RAF hospital.

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    Just to add to what Ross has said, the RAF Hospital was Lochnaw which is about 3km from the village of Leswalt.
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