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    Default 430807 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 7-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC (Armourer) Ronald BOTTOMLEY - 1215757 - 199 Sqn (Lakenheath) (*);
    Sgt Thomas F. HARVEY - 356325 - age 51 (**);
    LAC (Armourer) Robert SALKELD - 1555790 - 199 Sqn (Lakenheath) (*), and
    ACW2 Edna E. WARREN - 469853.
    (*) Involved in a cycle accident on the Brandon - Newmarket road.
    (**) Casualty Communiqué Nr. 297 (Flight 21-10-1943) has a "Cpl" T.F. HARVEY as DOAS).

    B - Killed in action:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Reginald B. CLEMENTS - 656679.

    C - Not found in Flight Global:
    F/Sgt Howard GREEN - 1207315.

    D - Killed on active service:
    F/O (Pilot) Eric J. NEEDHAM - 110868;
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Douglas L. OATES - 1380533;
    F/Lt (Pilot) Ronald W. PEARSON - DFC - 44733, and
    Sgt (WOp) George V. SIGWART - 1601889.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master I - T8565 - 7 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off 300 yards W of Peterborough.
    Catalina IB - FP101 - 131 OTU - flew into ground at night Duross Point, Lough Erne (already as casualties in this incident: F/O [Pilot] A.A. WILLIAMS - 130964 - injured and died 11-8-1943 and F/O [Pilot] R. ELLIS - 136508; 6 airmen survived).
    Horsa Glider I - DP777 - HGCU - undershot landing Brize Norton.
    Hudson VI - EW890 - 1 (O)APO - crashed on landing Kemble.
    Master II - DK990 - 7 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off at night 100 yards S of Sibson.
    Oxford I - BG631 - 15 (P)AFU - flew into ground Longworth Manor, 2 miles NW of Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.
    Hurricane IIC - LD159 - 5 MU - flew into ground Kemble Wood, near Kemble.
    Oxford I - LX304 - 18 (P)AFU - collided with Whitley BD221 while orbiting Cranfield at night and crashed, Stagsden, Bedfordshire (already as a casualty on this aircraft: F/Lt [Pilot] W.J. SMITH - RCAF J/5836).

    F - Also looking for the abbreviation "SDL" given in GRO-listing for:
    S/Ldr Cyril F. GREEN - 64377 - age 51 - buried El Alia Cem., Algiers.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk

    LAC (Armourer) Ronald BOTTOMLEY - 1215757 - Newmarket, Cambridgeshire
    Sgt Thomas F. HARVEY - 356325 - Brentford, Middlesex
    LAC (Armourer) Robert SALKELD - 1555790 - Newmarket
    ACW2 Edna E. WARREN - 469853 - Holderness, East Yorkshire, age 21
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Reginald B. CLEMENTS - 656679 - not Eng/Wales.
    F/Sgt Howard GREEN - 1207315 - not Eng/Wales.
    F/O (Pilot) Eric J. NEEDHAM - 110868 - Huntingdonshire North
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Douglas L. OATES - 1380533 - Bedford
    F/Lt (Pilot) Ronald W. PEARSON - DFC - 44733- Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Sgt (WOp) George V. SIGWART - 1601889 - Bedford

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    Hi Henk
    Bottomley,21, registered at Newmarket, Suffolk(on the register as Donald Bottomley),also registered at Newmarket is Salkeld,20,
    Harvey,51, registered at Brentford, Middlesex
    Edna Warren,21,registered at Holderness, E Yorkshire
    Needham,25, registered at Huntingdonshire N.
    Oates,22 and Sigwart,29, registered at Bedford the right area for Stagsden and Oxford LX304
    Pearson,30, registered at Cirencseter, Gloucestershire,the right area for both Ew890 and LD159
    Clements and Green not in Eng & Wales
    REgards
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    Henk

    I have Pearson in the 5 MU Hurricane. Must have come from this site.

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    Henk,

    Re: Oxford I BG631.

    7-8-1943
    No.15 (P)AFU
    Oxford I BG631

    Flew into ground 1220 hrs, Longworth Manor, 2m NW of Kingston Bagpuize, Oxfordshire.

    AUS412961 Sgt (Inst. Pilot) John Albert HEAVEN RAAF - Seriously injured, admitted to Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.
    J/24990 P/O (Pupil Pilot) H E McKINLEY RCAF - Seriously injured, admitted to Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford.

    Heaven eventually repatriated to Australia on medical grounds.

    Heaven's (undigitsed) A705, incorrectly filed at NAA under service number 512961. Details above obtained from his digitised A9301, which is correctly filed under service number 412961.

    Col.
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    Henk

    From 'Wings Over Gloucestershire' by J Renninson

    7th August 1943
    Hawker Hurricane LD159
    No.5 MU, crashed at Kemble at 1140 hours during an air test.
    44733 F/lt R. Pearson DFC (k).

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    Henk

    Green registered at Rosskeen, Ross-shire, place of death Cromarty Firth, near Invergordon. A/c accident not mentioned as the cause and may have been a swimming accident.
    Clements registered at Resolis, Ross-shire, place of death Cromarty Firth. Toberchurn, Resolis the result of an a/c accident.

    These two places are close together but on opposite sides of the Firth.

    I have not recorded crashes in the sea so cannot suggest a serial.

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    Re F/S Green

    From ABS:

    Tiger Moth N9207 of 4OTU

    07-Aug-43 - Stalled off turn at low altitude and crashed into water (Alness Bay?) at Evanton

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    According to Post #7 Green's death was not the result of an aircraft incident so could N9207 be the cause of Clement's death which was the result of an aircraft incident?

    Malcolm

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    Thanks friends for this wealth of information.
    Perhaps Ross could be of any help on CLEMENTS (and GREEN ?) on TM N9207 as 4 OTU was Coastal Command.
    Regtards,
    Henk.

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