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    Default Botha L6203 24-08-1940 or JOHN STANTON ADAIR 31-98-1940

    Botha L6203 24-08-1940

    This has come up before

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1109-Unaccounted-airmen-24-8-1940

    Sorry to dig this up on the Wigton death register near Kenneth Thomspon is the name Adair, John S - Which is
    JOHN STANTON ADAIR who acording to CWCG died on 31 August 1940


    http://www.cwgc.org/search-for-war-dead/casualty/2690013/ADAIR,%20JOHN%20STANTON

    he is buried in Northern Ireland

    http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=1046142


    Air Crashes in the Lake District says there were 4 crew killed on Botha L6203 with one 'unknown' can anyone tell me how JOHN STANTON ADAIR died ? I wonder if CWGC have wrong date ??

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    Paiul,
    I've ADAIR as 'died' on active service. THOMPSON, SADLER and LOWRY (Botha crew) deaths registered at Wigton.
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    Henk.

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    Henk thanks will check casualty lists for all 4

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    When I was contacted by a relative of one of the crew I was only able to find and prove 3 casualties, most likely reason is a mistake in the book, and there are plenty of them.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    John Stanton ADAIR - 525440 - died in a car crash (typos below are OCR issues)

    “Wren” & R.A.F, Men Killed
    An oflicer of the W.R.N.S. andtim* aircraftmen are dead the ! of car crash about four mile* Silloth, near Carlisle, , Chief Officer Kathleen Ackerlty, W.R.N.S.. of Liverpool, Leading Aircraftman John Stanton Adair (34) Aircraftman Henry Albert Briggs (24) and Aircraftman Lawrence Chri*tl» Scott (21). were killed. Aircraftman Alastain Chat lea Maclntyre (3S). waa seriously Injured: and Miss Mary Anthony, W.R.N.S.. of ..

    Monday 02 September 1940, Portsmouth Evening News, Hampshire, England

    Other RAF casualties are:
    Henry Albert BRIGGS - 534227
    Lawrence Christie SCOTT - 966457

    Martyn

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    Just for the record, here's the report from the Portsmouth Evening News in full:

    "Wren" & R.A.F. Men Killed
    An officer of the W.R.N.S. and three aircraftmen are dead as a result of a car crash about four miles from Silloth, near Carlisle.
    Chief Officer Kathleen Ackerley, W.R.N.S., of Liverpool, Leading Aircraftman John Stanton Adair (34), Aircraftman Henry Albert Briggs (24), and Aircraftman Lawrence Christie Scott (21) were killed; Aircraftman Alastair Charles MacIntyre (38), was seriously injured; and Miss Mary Anthony, W.R.N.S., of Liverpool, slightly injured.
    The car in which were the two members of the W.R.N.S. was travelling towards Silloth, and it is understood that a car containing the R.A.F. men was emerging from a side road when the vehicles collided.


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    Simon/Martyn


    Good to see these little mysteries get solved one by one

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    Paul

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