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    Default 430907 - Unaccounted airmen - 7-9-1943

    What were the places of death registration of:

    A - Died on active service:
    Sgt Hubert BLUNDALL - 540219, and
    Cpl Thomas S. STOCKBRIDGE - 1623042 - age 34.

    B - Not found in Flight Magazine:
    Cpl William F. TESTER - 32173 - age 49, and
    Sgt Arthur F.J. WARD - 570315.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hurricane I - V6994 - 56 OTU - collided with Hurricane V7011 (V 7011 could land safely) 1 mile N of Inverkeiler; abandoned and crashed near Montrose.
    Lysander III - T1590 - 10 (O)AFU - crashed on take-off mile S of Penrhos.

    D - Also looking for cause of death of:
    S/Ldr Kenneth C. POWELL - 37888 - missing and his name commemorated Column 267 of the Alamein Memorial.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    F1180 for T1590 gives unit as No.9(O)AFU not No.10(O)AFU

    Pilot injured, no fatality. S/Lt M M Lantin, 35096, French.

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    Hi Henk
    I found a Hubert Blondell(note spelling),26, registered at Bath, Somerset(edit-the register does not have a Hubert Blundall-on CWGC- or Blundell in that Qtr). The one I found could be correct but mispelt or your Blundall died outside Eng and Wales
    Stockbridge,34, registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, often associated with deaths at Halton particularly the Hospital
    Tester,49, registered at Brighton,Sussex
    Wood,23, registered at Welton, Lincolnshire
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    Henk , Hurricane's V6994 & V7011 non fatal accident ,

    from unit ORB , 7/9/43 Hurricane's Mk1's V6994 & V7011 , F/O Williams Collided in Mid air with Sgt Ford , about 3mls SW of Montrose basin , the former pilot, F/L at Kinnell with approx 12 inch of PROP left , Sgt Ford baled out safely

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    Thanks all for your much appreciated help.
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    Your msg # 3:
    Hubert BLUNDALL is listed as such by the CWGC.
    Did you mean WARD - instead of WOOD - age 23 and registered Welton, Lincs. ?
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    Yes Henk I did mean Ward,yet another Senior moment!!,sorry
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    Hello

    Sgt Hubert BLUNDALL - 540219 - it's Hubert Blundall, aged 26 on the CWGC website, unit listed as 39 M.U. As mentioned in post #3, there's a 26 year old Hubert Blondell listed in Bath. To further complicate matters, a family tree on ancestry.co.uk has Blundall, but no place of death recorded.

    Cpl William F. TESTER - 32173 - the National Probate Calendar recors that he died at the Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton.

    Sgt Arthur F.J. WARD - 570315 - the Lincolnshire Echo of September 10th 1943 reported the following:

    SHOT SERGEANT
    At the inquest held by Capt. R. H. Helmer (coroner for Louth district), at a Lincolnshire R.A.F. station into the death of Sergt. Arthur Frederick Ward (23), a London man who was found dead on the previous day with a gun beside him, a medical officer at the station stated that Ward had not enjoyed good health recently, and other witnesses described how the body was found in a building on the
    airfield.
    The Coroner foud that Ward had died from gunshot wounds and a verdict was returned that he took his life while the balance of his mind was disturbed.


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    Simon

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