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    Default Sgt James Henry LLoyd Edwards 1380763 42OTU

    Hi everyone,

    The above airmen died 6/4/1943 and I have been unable to find any information relating to this loss of life.

    Therefore, I would like to know - if it is at all possible - where he was:-

    Based;

    Aircraft he flew in;

    Serial No;

    Aircraft Code;

    Possible crash site.

    Also, if anyone has any information - as above - about his brother:-

    F/O Leslie Cosmo Edwards - 45719 - died: 23/6/1942, who was with 60 Sqd and is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

    With appreciation.

    Steve.

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    I didn't make any note about him from the ORB, the only crash around then was that of Blenheim V6078 at about 3am on the 7th April and I have everyone who was killed in that crash confirmed.

    I was thinking about going through the ORB during my next NA visit so unless some comes up with an answer in the next couple of weeks the ORB should provide the answer.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Hi Steve
    According to CWGC his Unit is confirmed as 42 OTU. At the time he died it was based at Ashbourne and trained crews for Army Co-operation(Flying Training and Support Units since 1912- Ray Sturtivant and John Hamlin). In 5/43 it was switched to training for Glider towing, at which point the Unit recieved Whitleys so it is possible that this was already going on in the Apr or there was conversion to the newer a/c
    Regards
    Dick

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    Steve

    I have extracted the relevant page of the death register which records the deaths of

    William Henry Tutt
    David Chalmers
    James Henry Edwards

    At Gameshope Hill, Tweedsmuir, Peebleshire

    on April 5th 1943

    The a/c was Blenheim IV BA741 of 42 OTU

    regards

    DaveW

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    The relevant entry in 'The Bristol Blenheim' - Graham Warner states :-

    5 April 1943. BA741 42 OTU Mk.V Flew into hills in cloud near Peebles; P/O. D. Chalmers and F/O. W. Tutt killed.

    No mention of Edwards.

    Regards
    Peter

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    Default Sgt James Henry LLoyd Edwards 1380763 42OTU

    Gentlemen,

    Thanks for the relevant imput concerning Sgt Edwards, there is enough to check through to keep me going.

    Cheers.

    Steve.

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