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    Another possible Newmarket lad that I may have missed out..747741 Sgt Peter James Cross RAFVR Runnymede Memorial
    Died 16 April 1941..That is all I have at present, no idea as to squadron, aircraft or circumstance.Help please

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    The General Register Office list of wartime RAF overseas dead list his unit as 13 OTU, Operational Training Unit. Basic details here: http://www.rafweb.org/OTU_1.htm

    Trained Blenheim crews

    His name is printed in the Flight Magazine as:

    Casualty Comm. 98 printed 25 Dec 1941
    PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE, NOW PBESUMED KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—Sgt. G E. Cook; Sgt. P. J. Cross; Sgt. C. W. Kerridge.

    they first appeared in this list:
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1941/1941%20-%201190.html?search=kerridge


    The three men above are all missing the dame date and remembered on the Runnymeded memorial. I woudl suggest a Blenheim loss on a training mission.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Blenheim 1V, V5881, From Bicester for night/nav exercise. Believed crashed through engine failure, in Irish Sea between Rhyll and the Isle of Man. Names of crew are as Dennis has given, all on Runnymede.
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    Thanks for very speedy replies. Unfortunately my first informant had it all worng, so I was actually looking for the worng man, and the man I was after it turne dout was the victim of a peacetime accident, not a war casualty after all.
    Thanks anyway and another one to add to the learning curve

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    Default Sgt Peter Cross

    Not sure this post is still being followed but from 13 OTU records:-

    On the 16th April 1941, No. 32 Course, comprising 20 crews was formed and on the following day, Blenheim V5881together with 3 crew members, Sgts. Cyril Walter Kerridge, Peter James Cross and Geoffrey Ernest Cook, was reported missing whilst on a cross-country flight. Nothing further was heard of them and it is presumed that they came down in the sea between Rhyl and the Isle of Man.

    Regards,

    Nick

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