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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 29-8-1940

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 William A.J. CALLARD - 1156424, missing believed killed on active service (while engaged on non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action), and

    Cpl Edward WADE - 533272, not listed Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day if one of them killed in an air crash:

    Hector I - K8121 - SAC - crashed on take-off Old Sarum
    Roc I - L3122 - Roc Flt - crashed on landing Odiham.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Both registered in Welton, Callard aged 26, Wade aged 23.

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    Thanks Tom for your reaction. Where is Welton located and which RAF station may be in that area ? Strange that the death of the airmen is registered at Welton, where both are missing and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial !!

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    Hi Henk
    Welton is about 10 mls NNE of the city of Lincoln and comfortably in Bomber territory. From the map it looks as if Scampton is the closest Airfield. The Runnymede entry may simply be a sad reflection that they were known to have died after a rollcall was taken following an incident, but there were no identifiable remains, perhaps from being too close to a bomb explosion.
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    Thanks Dick for the explanation. Added the info to the files.
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    Hi Henk,

    I came across this website :-

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/ww2peopleswar/stories/48/a3251648.shtml

    This confirms a Bomb store explosion at RAF Scampton, killing Cpl Wade !

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark; annotations made.
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    Another loss on this date

    1305022 AC2 Alfred John Barnes (Age 32) Struck and killed by an unknown aircraft whilst on sentry duty at RAF Collyweston (no further details available) Buried in Hove New Cemetery, East Sussex. Trade NK

    Tony H

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