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    I will try to add AB losses on Monday (if I can find them)

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    I wont bother with any POWs then.
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    Leggitt was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1382 of No 296 Sqn, which ditched off Pantelleria following an engine failure whilst delivering mail.

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    Hello,

    We're talking about - 658471 F/Sgt Herbert LIDGETT RAF, here, not LEGGITT.

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    Sorry my typo it should have read Lidgett - source Cummings TWA

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    Default 430924 Unaccounted (?) Airmen & Women 24-09-1943

    Well done to you ALL.
    I would not have beleived it to have been so easy to get you all back on track.

    From the CWGC and Geoff's site's is all that I have to work by so at the moment I cannot link the losses to aircraft or other reason of loss, nore can I give further details about them but will scan and list them for your research. So that Henk's list will continue to grow.

    I take the point of the date first as in Henk's threads.
    Also I did see the two Far East POW's but left them out as they were recorded in the book noted.
    The two Canadian losses I also left out as I also as with RAAF/RNZAF losses thought that they would be covered elsewere.
    I will look at Ballon losses next time.

    Thanks to you all
    Alex

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    Air Britain Aeromilitaria Autumn 2012 Crash List for the day


    24/9/43 Anson I L1118 116 Sqn Army Radio School. Petersham Camp. Surrey BUIA - Broke Up In Air
    24/9/43 Halifax II JD162 77 Sqn Elvington COL - ?
    24/9/43 Halifax II LW283 158 Sqn 1/2m W of Wragby. Lincs. CFLN - Crashed Force Landing at Night
    24/9/43 Lancaster II DS714 426 Sqn Thorney Island CL - Crash Landed
    24/9/43 Oxford I LW752 3 PAFU 2m NE of Bibury village COAN - Crashed on Approach at Night
    24/9/43 Spitfire I R7149 58 OTU Leuchars COA - Crashed on Approach
    24/9/43 Spitfire IIA P7610 58 OTU Balado Bridge UCCL - Undercarriage collapsed on landing
    24/9/43 Stirling I R9142 1657 CU Waterbeach CTO - Crashed on Take Off
    24/9/43 Stirling III EE947 199 Sqn lpwood. 1m NE of Lakenheath USL - Undershot Landing
    24/9/43 Tiger Moth II DE555 116 Sqn Curland, Norfolk SIG - Spun Into Ground
    24/9/43 Typhoon I R7880 245 Sqn Lydd CTO - Crashed Take Off
    24/9/43 Typhoon IB JP391 182 Sqn New Romney COL - ?
    24/9/43 Typhoon IB JP502 197 Sqn Crockerhill. East Hampnett, Chichester. Sussex COA - Crashed on Approach
    24/9/43 Wellington ill DF634 22 OTU Wellesbourne Mountford OSL - Overshot Landing
    24/9/43 Wellington XIII HZ701 547 Sqn 1m N of Davidstow Moor CTO - Crashed Take Off

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    Concerning DS714: no injuries in Thorney Island crash landing, aircraft repaired and returned to service.

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    Hello

    Sgt. Allison John SEDGWICK - 1011330 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Albrighton, Shropshire. The Lincolsnhire Standard & Boston Guardian of October 16th 1943 reported the following:

    ACCIDENTAL DEATH
    Sergt. Alan Sedgwick's Terrible End
    The resumed inquest on Sergt. Allison (Alan) John Sedgwick, R.A.F., 29, of Twr-y-Felm, Pilleys Lane, Fishtoft, Boston, whose tragic death was reported in the "Standard" a fortnight ago, was held at Shifnal, Salop, on Friday. A verdict of "Acciental death" was returned.
    It will be recalled that Sergt. Sedgwick was involved in a collision with a motor tractor at Albrighton, in the Wolverhampton area, during the black out on the vening of Sept. 24th. He was thrown from his machine [a motor cycle] and killed instantly.
    The Coroner (Mr. J. V. Lander) observed that the evidence showed that the accident took place at an extremely dangerous crossing, and considerable care should be exercised by anyone using it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    There are two POW deaths in the Far East on this date

    McLEOD, RODERICK SCOTT Warrant Officer 404512 24/09/1943 25 Royal Australian Air Force 34 Sqn per AWM RoH
    BALLARD, ALBERT WILLIAM HENRY Flight Sergeant 366033 24/09/1943 34 Royal Air Force
    Both buried in KANCHANABURI WAR CEMETERY

    Two RCAF airmen died in a 2 SFTS (?) accident also, but they will be in Alisons book, A E Frazer and H O Farner.

    There is one oddity perhaps, F/Sgt Herbert LIDGETT of 296 Sqn missing believed killed in the Medd. On the Malta memorial. The only member of the squadron for that date. Maybe drowned from a ditched aircraft.
    Greetings Dennis, I am researching 65871 F/Sgt Herbert Lidgett of 296 Sqn, who was lost while flying Albermarle 1 P1382 which ditched, whilst carrying mail, off Pantelleria Island (nr Sicily) in the Mediterranean in September 1943. Can we show any more light on F/Sgt Herbert Lidgett? And would anyone by chance, have a copy of 296 Sqn ORB that covers the period up to this event? Thanks in anticipation,
    Jonathan

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