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    Default 430809 - Unaccounted airmen - 9-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration of:

    A - Died on active service:
    P/O Ian G.F.W. HAMILTON - 141785, and
    AC2 James I.H. MacMURRAY - 1565623.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (Pilot) Roger JACKSON - 1190957.

    C - Not found in Flight Magazine:
    AC1 Charles A. REECE - 1683591 - age 37.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Anson I - N5053 - 10 (O)AFU - flew into high ground at night Watsons Dodd, Great Dodd, near Matterdale, Cumberland.
    Mustang I - AM236 - 516 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Ayr Golf Course.
    Warwick I - BV298 - AAEE - crashed on landing Boscombe Down.
    Mosquito II - DD614 - 456 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Crawley Cross, Sussex.
    Master III - DL609 - 5 (P)AFU - spun into ground Spurstow, 5 miles W of Calveley, Cheshire (alreadsy as a casualty on this aircraft: Sgt H.D. TUSHINGHAM - RCAF R/156015).
    Master II - DL851 - RAFC - dived into ground Northorpe, 1 mile NW of Donington, Lincolnshire.
    Anson I - LS986 - 4 (O)AFU - flew into high ground at night near Carrick Beck, Hesket Newmarket, Cumberland.

    E - Also looking what caused the death of:
    Sgt (Pilot) John WALLACE - 1085460 - 71 OTU - Killed in Action - buried Moascar War Cemetery, Egypt.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Mustang AM236 516 CO SQD , 9/8/43 , A/C taking part in combined operations execise AT MONKTON BEACH
    E/F , CRASH/LANDED AYR GOLF COURSE , U/C COLLAPSED PILOT UNHURT F/L HOWARD JONES .
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    I G F W Hamilton registered in Oxford district,

    James L H MacMurray registered in Ulverston district, Cumbria and Lancashire. but the death register gives an age of 20 CWGC has age 45. This might take a bit of looking through the Scotish records also.

    Roger Jackson aged 23, Spalding district, Lincolnshire, contains Donington - Master II - DL851

    Reece, Hereford district, herefordshire but spilling over into other counties also.

    TUSHINGHAM is registered in Crewe district.
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    Henk ,
    sgt 1085460 john wallace killed in CRASH Hurricane1 W9203,
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    Mustang AM236 516 CO SQD was piloted by Geoffrey Markham Howard-Jones

    and I've a photo from his son's of him sitting on the nose of the force landed aircraft!
    Dennis Burke
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    Henk,

    Re: Mosquito NF.II DD614. This aircraft had been loaned (from No.456 Sqn RAAF) to No.140 Sqn on 1-8-1943. It is reported to have crash-landed at Eversley Cross, seriously injuring the pilot. The pilot is only named as Gilbert in one ref, and in all likelihood was; 146879 P/O Leslie James GILBERT, who is listed as Wounded or Injured on Active Service in The Times, October 23, 1943. Also mentioned is one F/Sgt G.P. JUPP, not sure if he was involved. Given that No.140 Sqn was stationed at Hartford Bridge, a crash-landing at Eversley Cross is not unreasonable.

    Maybe one of our PR men can clear this up?

    Col.
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    140 Sqn ORB states:

    F.540

    09 Aug 43 P/O L.J. Gilbert crashed in a Mosquito aircraft - no serial is given and this was not an operational flight. No corresponding F.541 entry

    Best Regards

    Andy Fletcher
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    The No.5 (P)AFU ORB & F.1180 gives Flying Officer Robert Peter Abbey, 124380, as a second fatality from DL609.

    The only fatality from N5053 was Sergeant W. Mackiewicz 794941 PAF and there were no fatalities from LS986
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    Thanks friends for all this excellent support.
    Al: Yes, F/O ABBEY was on my unaccounted list but forgot to mention his name in my thread.
    For 9-8-1943 also have on file F/Sgt (Pilot) Jerzy M. GOLASZEWSKI - PAF 783087 of 305 (PAF) Sqn (Ingham, Lincs.), who died in Rauceby Hospital. His death may not have been related to an aircraft accident. He lies buried in the Newark-upon-Trent cemetery.
    Regards,
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    Henk

    There was a James Laurie Hutchison MacMurray born in Kelton, Kirkcudbright in 1922. As the CWGC has a person of the same name buried in Castle Douglas Cemetery, Kelton, it would appear that the age given by the CWGC is wrong.

    Douglas

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