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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-9-1940

    What caused the death of:

    AC1 Henry N. KINGDOM - 631666 - killed on active service, death registered at Huntingdon, and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Harry E. TAYLOR - 947642 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service, death registered at Hull.

    Also looking for unit and possible aircraft serial of following airmen, missing believed killed on active service (all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial):

    P/O Philip S. BENSTED - 84919 - Panel 7
    Sgt Joseph GODDARD - 626017 - Panel 14
    LAC Ernest RICHARDS - 611580 - Panel 23
    P/O Harry STEEL - 82173 - Panel 10, and
    P/O Antony O'N. WILLCOX - 74696 - Panel 10.

    Proposed aircraft losses:

    Blenheim I - K7160 - 5 OTU - crashed Aston Down
    Spitfire I - K9981 - 7 OTU - crashed in forced landing at mouth of River Dee near Flint.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    No casualties in the Spitfire:
    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=1949

    Warner states that there are no further details re. the Blenheim

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-9-1940

    Hello Henk,

    This is what I can find in my RAF War Deaths register. Think some of them (or all) can have died in same incident.

    "Unaccounted airmen - 12-9-1940

    Also looking for unit and possible aircraft serial of following airmen, missing believed killed on active service (all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial):

    P/O Philip S. BENSTED - 84919 - Panel 7 = S. of A. N.
    Sgt Joseph GODDARD - 626017 - Panel 14 = St Athen
    LAC Ernest RICHARDS - 611580 - Panel 23 = School of Air Nav.
    P/O Harry STEEL - 82173 - Panel 10 = S. of Air
    P/O Antony O'N. WILLCOX - 74696 - Panel 10. = S. of A. N."

    Best regards

    Finn Buch

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    Hi Gents

    Anson K6262, S of AN.

    Crashed into the sea 50 miles west of Lundy Island.

    Regards
    Ross

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    Thanks Amrit, Finn and Ross for this excellent info.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    AC1 Henry N. KINGDOM - 631666 - the Grave Registration Report Form records him as being with 10 O.T.U.

    LAC (Pilot u/t) Harry E. TAYLOR - 947642 - the Grave Registration Report Form records him as being with 4 E.F.T.S. The Hull Daily Mail of September 18th 1940 reported the following:

    HULL INQUEST ON AIRCRAFTMAN
    The Hull City Coroner, Dr. Norman Jennings, yesterday conducted an inquest on Leading Aircraftman Harry Edward Taylor, aged 18, of Cardiff.
    Dr. T. G. Gray said that taylor died from multiple injuries, including fractures of the skull, jaw, wrist, and ankle.
    A verdict of "accidental death" was returned.

    No clue as to the casue of his injuries, though.

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    Simon

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    The 4 EFTS orb (who were at Brough, nr Hull, Yorkshire) lists LAC Taylor as being the pilot of Blackburn B2 G-ACER that crashed on 11th September 1940 and sustained what was recorded as being serious injuries. It looks to me like he was admitted to Hull hospital but died the following day.

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