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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 4-10-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt (Pilot) Leslie KENDRAY - 754429 - not found Flight archives;
    Sgt (Pilot u/t) LINDSEY, George N. - 748417 - killed on active service;
    F/O Henry J. RAYMOND - 70564 - not found Flight archives, and
    AC2 John W. SMITH - 1154949 - not found Flight archives.

    Luftwaffe attacked aerodrome Penrhos.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Flamingo - T5357 - 24 Sqn - damaged byond repair; no further details
    Hurricane I - L1705 - 6 OTU - crashed in forced landing near Sutton Bridge
    Lysander III - T1428 - A&AEE - crashed in forced landing Preston near Cirencester, Gloucestershire
    Master I - N7535 - 8 FTS - flew into ground 5 miles S of Montrose
    Oxford I - R5950 - 2 FTS (FIS ?) - collided with Wallace K6030 over Cranwell ('For Your Tomorrow' [Errol Martyn] on R5950: F/O [Pilot/Instr.] M.J. BERRY - 40877 [RAF/NZ] and another airman killed).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hello Henk

    Kendray at Sleaford and probably associated with one of the Cranwell incidents.

    Lindsey at Edzell and associated with Master N7715, also killed in this a/c Kenneth Robinson.

    Raymond at Coventry, no suggestion

    Smith, there are 15 John W Smiths registered, with five of them being of the right age.

    regards

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    Thanks Dave.
    Perhaps Errol has info on KENDRAY because also an NZ-airman was involved in Oxford R5950.
    LINDSEY was - as far as I know - sole occupant on N7715. I don't have Kenneth ROBINSON as a casualty on 4-10-1940.
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    Lindsey was the sole occupant of N7715 as it was recorded as that in the ORB.

    October 3rd 1940, “Master aircraft N7715 stalled and was burnt out at Edzell whilst night
    flying No.748417 Sergeant Lindsey, No.22 Course, the sole occupant was killed.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Kenneth Robinson Killed 12/9/40 (CWGC)

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    Henk,

    The crew of two, Berry and Kendray, killed in the crash of Oxford R5950.

    The crew of two, Sqn Ldr Eberhardt and LAC Fleming, killed in Wallace K6030.

    Errol

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    AC2 John W. SMITH - 1154949
    Smith regd in Lancaster, shown below is the three nearest to his age, 24.

    John W Smith abt 1911 Dec 1940 Paddington London
    John W Smith abt 1916 Dec 1940 Lancaster Lancashire
    John W Smith abt 1921 Dec 1940 Cleveland Yorkshire North Riding

    Martyn

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    F/O Henry J. RAYMOND - 70564
    After meeting the girl to whom he had been engaged with other R.A.F. officers in an hotel, Flying - Officer Henry James Raymond shot himself, it was disclosed at the Coventry inquest yesterday. A verdict of Suicide while of unsound mind’’ was recorded.

    Tuesday 08 October 1940, Birmingham Daily Gazette, West Midlands, England

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    Hello

    AC2 John W. SMITH - 1154949 - John Walter Smith. The Morecambe Guardian of October 12th 1940 reported the following snippet:

    DEATH OF AN AIRMAN
    Aged 24, a member of the Royal Air Force, John Walter Smith died at Morecambe last Friday. He was buried on Monday.


    regards

    Simon

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