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    Default 430805 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found in Flight Global:
    Cpl Jack W. BOLTON - 614380 - 285 Sqn (Wrexham, Denbighshire);
    AC1 Harold J. COLEY - 1654942, and
    Grp Capt Albert W. FLETCHER - OBE - DFC - AFC.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Harold R. PRIESTMAN - 750302;
    Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth G. SLOUGH - 947283, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Cyril WARBURTON - 1034051.

    C - Died on active service:
    LAC Alfred E. STOCK - 1146916 - age 37.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Lysander III - R9107 - 1628 Flt - overshot landing at Towyn, Merionethshire.
    Master III - W8464 - 16 (P)FTS - crashed in forced landing Owthorpe Lodge, near Cotgrave, Nottinghamshire.
    Spitfire I - P9499 - 61 OTU - crashed in forced landing Rednal.
    Master II - EM288 - 5 GTS - crashed on landing Shobdon.
    Oxford I - BG132 - 6 (P)AFU - collided Oxford HN671 and crashed Lower Harford Farm, Naunton, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.
    Oxford I - HN671 - 6 (P)AFU - refer to Oxford BG132.
    Spitfire IV - AB126 - 140 Sqn - collided with Spitfire AB305 in formation and crashed Shinglefield (Shinfield ?), Berkshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Re: G/C FLETCHER

    DEATHS.

    FLETCHER. On Aug. 5, 1943, at a sanatorium, after much suffering bravely borne, Group Captain A. W. FLETCHER, O.B.E., D.F.C., A.F.C., R.A.F. (retired), beloved husband of Marjorie Fletcher, of Maresson, Victoria Drive, Bognor Regis, and devoted father of Derek and Peter. No Flowers, by request.

    The Times. Tuesday, August 10, 1943. p.1

    See also: Obituary - The Times. Thursday, August 12, 1943. p.9

    Col.
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    Hi Henk,

    I have the pilot of AB126 as F/O D M Croy RNZAF who rests in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

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    Thanks Col & Ross.
    Ross: Agree, FO CROY on AB126 as per Errol Martyn's "For Your Tomorrow" Vol. 2 page 126. Unfortunately wrong typed in files. Apologize the inconveniece.
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    Henk

    Both Priestman and Warburton registered at Cirencester. I hesitate to associate with the two Oxfords at Naunton as deaths there would be registered at North Cotswold.

    I couldn't find Slough in England, Wales or Scotland.

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    Thanks Dave. Let's wait for an answer from other regular attendants of this forum.
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk

    Coley is Northumberland South
    Stock is Deben, Suffolk

    Malcolm

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    Was checking on this one and the death register index includes a Kenneth G HOUGH age 26 on the same page as Preistman and Warburton in Cirencester register. Checked using freebmd.org.uk

    With a typo on the death index, could Slough, Preistman and Warburton be from one incident.

    Jack W Bolton is registered in 1942 on CWGC, your a year out on that one Henk.
    There is a 21 yr old Jack W Bolton registered in Lancaster district in the Oct-nov quarter of 1942. Same as his home town as suggested by CWGC.
    And this name appears to be llisted as Cpl J W Bolton DOAS in oct 1942 edition of Flight magazine.

    Coley was with RAF Regt 2834 Sqdn, then based at Wittering? He was born in Kent, 1922.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default Unaccounted Airmen 5/8/43

    Henk , Spitfire P9499 CRASHED 5/8/43 , PILOT 1649901 SGT SCHIFF (DUTCH), ENGINE FAILURE , DUE TO GLYCOL LEAK .U/C DID NOT LOCK DOWN , AIRCRAFT TOUCED DOWN BEFORE IT HAD TIME TO DO SO . REAR PORTION OF ENGINE CAUGHT FIRE AS A/C CAME TO REST DUE TO LOSS OFF GLYCOL AND OVERHEATING OF ENGINE .
    REDNAL
    BW PHILL JONES

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    Default Unaccounted Airmen 5/8/43

    Henk , from NO 5 GTS Station sick quarters ORB ,

    5/8 /43 , at 16.55 , A Cadet of ther ATC was involved in a Aircraft crash , A Miles Master A/C , Piloted by 1128949 Sgt Tasker A.W , with Cadet Everton S.C .of 272 Sqd ATC , as passenger , crashed on AERODROME , The Pilot sustained Facial Injuries . The Cadet apart from suffering from a mild degree of shock was uninjured .

    this i think could be your Master as i have no record of any other from No 5 GTS crashing on this date .

    rgs phill jones

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