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    Default Three separate losses

    The following three crewmen are buried at Earsdon Cemetery, Whitley Bay.

    Can anyone provide any details of their loss.

    357985 F/Sgt CE Smith RAF 26/07/1942 age 39

    551342 LDG Aircraftsman D G Doughty RAF 20/03/1940 age 19

    No Number P/O T Walker RAF 09/08/1943 age 31

    kind regards

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    You need to cross reference with the CWGC, Walker does have a number listed on the database.

    --deleted this line, it's irevalent---

    RAF Casualty list seems to have him as:
    PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, NOW REPORTED KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—Sgt. R. McD Ronaldson; P/O T. Walker.

    R M Ronaldson listed dead on a completely different date, in July 1943 so not connected.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 1st July 2011 at 14:28. Reason: Deleted wrong England death reference
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    FSgt C E Smith is listed as Died on Active Service

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1942/1942%20-%202075.html?search=C. E. Smith

    Likely thus, died of natural causes, illness, or a car, motor accident.

    Not clear where his death may have been, there is no match in Scotland, and there is a 37 year old in Grimsby in that registration quarter.
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    LAC D G Doughty, check the CWGC website

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1940/1940%20-%201150.html?search=Doughty
    listed as Killed on Active Service.

    Death registered in Gainsborough district, Lincs/Notts.

    CWGC lists him as W/op so there will liekly be some of the other KOAS names listed above found dead in the same page of the death register on freeBMD.org.uk

    CWGC also lists him with 144 Squadron,

    using Geoff's search engine:
    http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/search39-47.php

    three 144 men died that day
    001 BULLARD-DAVIES RH 39372 144 SQDN 20/03/1940 ROYAL AIR FORCE
    002 DOUGHTY DG 551342 144 SQDN 20/03/1940 ROYAL AIR FORCE
    003 WOODWARD AH 580688 144 SQDN 20/03/1940 ROYAL AIR FORCE

    And they are present on the same page of the death index from FreeBMD mentioned above and also in the KOAS list in the Flight magazine

    So a Hampden loss?

    Chorley lists a correction to his book here
    http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/1939-1940.htm
    Hampden L4137
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    Hello,
    20.3.1940
    H.P. Hampden
    L4137
    76/144
    Dived into ground near Scunthorpe on navex.
    Night training
    All killed.
    FO. R.H. Bullard-Davies; Sgt. A. Woodward; LAC. Dowty.
    note spelling Dowty for Doughty.
    ref: Hampden file.

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    I've P/O Thomas WALKER - 149638 - killed 9-8-1943 on 2 AGS Oxford Mk.II serial ED186 (Dalcroy Woods, Dalcross, Invernisshire).

    Henk.

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    I forgot to check Scotland for Walker so that seems much more likely Henk, the age in Scotland seems to be 32 years old. Death registered in Dalcross district, Inverness.

    I deleted mention of the man in Melton mobray above as it was in the wrong quarter of the year.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 1st July 2011 at 14:36. Reason: edit
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    Gents,

    Thank you,

    All it would seem died 'out of the area'.


    Chris

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