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    Spitfire I serial K9951 of 53 OTU collided 27-5-1942 with Spitfire P8249 on approach Llandow and the pilot killed.
    Was the pilot on P8249 als killed ?
    Have the names of three pilots in the "unaccounted" list:
    P/O Terence LUNDHOLM - 116426
    Sgt Egar C. O'DONNELL - 655939
    Sgt Eric SKYRME - 656663

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk
    Both Lundholm,23, and Skyrme,20, are registered at Bridgend which about 3 Kms N W of LLandow. My source only covers England and Wales which might mean O'Donnell died in Scotland as his name doesn't come up.
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    Henk

    O'Donnell's death is registered at Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, the entry reads

    Time & Place May 22 1942 in the sea off Maidens

    Cause Multiple head injuries (flying accident)

    Accident reported by Corporal of Training Wing, Turnberry (perhaps 5C OTU with Beauforts).


    On the same page of the register is Arthur Richard Dipple 655658

    June 22nd 1942 Body brought ashore Maidens Bay, Maidens, last seen alive June 19th 1942

    Fractured skull (flying accident)

    Accident reported by C.O. RAF, Prestwick.

    I have not recorded crashes in the sea so cannot suggest any serials.

    On the next page of the register are

    McCormick,Terence Bernard

    July 9th 1942 near Ballockneil, Kirkoswald

    Multiple injuries (flying accident)

    Accident reported by Asst Adj, RAF Turnberry

    and

    Rayner, William Ernest Secundus

    July 19th 1942 near Mochram Farm, Kirkoswald

    Multiple injuries (flying accident

    Accident reported by Asst Adj, RAF Turnberry

    I don't have either of these incidents recorded.

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    Sgt (Pilot) William E.S. RAYNER - 1379510, on Hampden P2100 of 5 (C)OTU.

    Henk.

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