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    Default DAVID, Alexander Noel. F/Lt.

    Hello,

    Details please of the loss on 18th October 1942 of
    F/Lt. Alexander Noel DAVID RAFVR aged 53/55.

    Many Thanks
    Alex

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    Flt-Lt David (53) died 18/10/42 as the result of injuries received on 13/10/42 when Tiger Moth T6444 of 21 EFTS flew into the ground at Princes Risborough.

    Sgt Harold Owen Thomas (24) died in the same accident.
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    Tiger Moth T6444 was dicussed previously on this thread:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6844-421013-Unaccounted-airmen-13-10-1942/page2

    Refer to the last posting by Ross on that aircraft and the data from the Form 1180. He did not associate F/Lt David with it.

    F/Lt A N David is listed as DOAS, so ought not to be associated with an aircraft crash.
    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1943/1943%20-%200332.html?search=A. N. David

    His date of death on the probate calenders on Ancestry.com is 16th Oct and there is no indicate he died as a result of service injury/crash.

    There is a newspaper cutting on ancestry.com which reads:
    On 16th Oct, at Ascot Lodge (then his name is given), RAFVE and Indian Forrest Service, loved and honoured husband etc....

    Ascot Lodge is the address in the probate calender so I would interpret that as a death from natural causes at home.

    The date of death on CWGC may be a scanning error from when the books were scanned.

    This officer and the two men mentioned by Ross are on the consecutive pages of the death register in Wycombe district,

    And A N David's name was published as having relenquiched his rank dur to ill health, I doubt this would be relevant to someone dying in the days following a crash.
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    Default DAVID, Alexander Noel. F/Lt.

    Hello Dennis,

    Re:

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1943/1943%20-%200332.html?search=A. N. David

    Sad to say that I get 5640 results when I try it.
    And as for
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?6844-421013-Unaccounted-airmen-13-10-1942/page2
    All I get is
    http://search.orange.co.uk/all?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.rafcommands.com%2Fforum%2Fs howthread.php%3F6844-421013-Unaccounted-airmen-13-10-1942%2Fpage2&brand=ouk&tab=web&p=searchbox&pt=newh ptest_hp4&segment=4&home=false

    Alex





    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 12th July 2013 at 16:46.

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    Use the search feature properly.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/index.html

    in the years 1942 and 1943 only and search for the term A. N. David with the full stops, your searching fo rexact text match. It will be the first hit in the 100 results.

    Flight global only ever returns 100 results at most.
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    The search results are found and displayed by the flight global website, searched from your browser and from mine. It is nothing to do with my system. Search from the link i posted above.

    You search the 'new' forum archives from google, there is a very clear sticky note to that effect. No one on this forum can use the in built search function, again the sticky note explains. Use google with the site:rafcommands.com tag. The forum threads i directed you too today are on the new forum. Both the old and new forums sre indexed by google.

    Thanks for the PM!
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