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    Default Unaccounted naval airman - 5-10-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

    Sub.Lt Woodrow G. ADAMS - HMS Ark Royal 810 Sqn - died of wounds sustained in an air crash - commemorated on Panel 1 of the Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium.

    It's known that Naval Air Station Ford was attacked by the Luftwaffe 5/6th Oct but no damage reported.

    His name is in the FAAA publication, however only with the date 8-5-1940 where he and his crew survived an accident unhurt on Swordfish L2733.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Adams died from the wounds he received in that May accident:

    "A Swordfish aircraft of 810 Squadron from aircraftcarrier ARK ROYAL crashed into the sea on landing. S/Lt W. G. Adams, S/Lt H.E. H.Pain, Leading Airman H.G. Edwards were picked up by destroyer MAORI.

    Adams died of injuries incurred in the crash on 5 October 1940. Edwards was injured, but not seriously."

    http://www.naval-history.net/xDKWW2-4005-14MAY02.htm

    A

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