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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 10-9-1940

    What caused the death of following airmen:

    AC2 Frederick GORDON - 1305202 - name not in Flight archives.
    F/O (Pilot) John T.M. PARKER - 72485 - killed on active service, buried Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cem., Angus (UK8193), and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Stewart S. SAVAGE - 903852 - killed on active service and buried same cemetery as F/O Parker.

    Proposed aircraft losses:

    Blenheim I - K7073 - 2 SAC - crashed on overshoot 2 miles S of Andover
    Master I - N7496 and N7565 - 8 FTS - collided over Brechin, Angus.

    Also known that the Luftwaffe bombed aerodromes West Malling, Cambridge and Tangmere.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Not Blenheim. J Rowntree, who'd pranged another Blenheim a week earlier, injured. No others listed.

    Warner's Blenheim

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    Parker and Savage were killed in the collision between N7565 and N7496, below is the extract from the ORB.

    September 10th 1940, “Master aircraft N7565 piloted by FO J.T.M. Parker with 901699 Sgt
    Doll, C.S. collided over Brechin with Master aircraft N7496, piloted by 903852 LAC Savage,
    S.S. FO Parker and LAC Savage were killed. Sgt Doll made a successful parachute descent.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Hello Henk
    The death of Frederick Gordon was registered at Darlington.
    He is also buried there. According to CWGC he came from London.
    Regards
    Andy

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    Thanks Al and Andy for this excellent info. Very much appreciated. Again two names deleted from my (too) long 'unaccounted' list.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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