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    Default 430811 - Unaccounted airmen/airwomen - 11-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration of:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 David A. PRIOR - 1869633.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC John C. MAQUADE - 1104091 - age 33, and
    Cpl (WAAF) Dorothy S. ROFFE - 426762.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master I - N7901 - 7 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile W of Peterborough airfield.
    Master II - DL195 - 17 (P)AFU - collided with Master DL405 in formation and crashed, Wettenhall Green, near Crewe (DL405 could land safely and on DL195 already have as pilot: Sgt D.C. PORTER - RAAF 410815 who survived the accident).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk, Hi,
    Assume the 'Peterborough airfield' was the one at Peterborough/Westwood. 1 mile west of that 7 (P)AFU airfield would probably be somewhere in Milton Park (the Estate attached to Milton Hall). The Reg District would, almost certainly be Peterborough (although during WW2 the Soke of Peterborough still existed and any Regs might be under that name. A 'Soke' was an Anglo-Saxon administrative invention!!).
    HTH
    Peter Davies
    [PS I was born and brought up within 1 mile of both airfield and Milton Hall.]
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    Hi Henk
    Prior,18, registered at Blackpool, Lancashire
    Macquade,33,registered at Sheffield, W Yorkshire
    Dorothy Roffe,27, registered at Fakenham, Norfolk
    Makes a change for the others not to beat me to it!!
    Regards
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    Hi Henk

    Prior - He was injured in the head by an exploding hand grenade he was throwing and died in hospital a few hours later, he did not get down as told after throwing the grenade and a splinter hit him in the forehead.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Peter, Dick & Malcolm for additional information.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Cpl. D S Roffe is listed as DOAS and her name is spelled with only the Initial D. The srname is scanned as RoHe hence not found.

    Cannot see Maquade from searching a manual serach might find him but not right now!
    Dennis Burke
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    Dennis,
    Could Maquade in the register been listed as Macquade ?

    Henk.

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    I tried everything maq macq mcq ade ade; J. C. lots of different searches.
    Dennis Burke
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    Dorothy S Roffe was killed in a road accident while cycling with three others - one of them her younger sister. The accident happened in South Raynham Norfolk. Also killed was Leading Wren Mary Capper who was Dorothy's cousin. Dorothy and Mary were killed instantly when they were hit by a Canadian Army Lorry which had lost control and gone into a skid. The other two cyclists escaped injury. The lorry was driven by L/Cpl Eric Gordon Richardson of the Canadian Army Service Corps. The full details of the inquest and Dororth Roffe's military funeral were reported in the Thetford and Watton Times on Saturday 21st August 1943.

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    Hello

    LAC John Cyril MAQUADE - 1104091 - registered Sheffield.

    Regards

    Simon

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