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    Default 431008 - Unaccounted Airmen - 8-10-1943

    Hello,
    From Henk's list-

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    MATTLESS, Cecil Roberts - LAC - 641014 - RAFVR - Bath(Haycombe) Somerset - KOAS.
    PARKINS, Sidney James - Cpl - 1446639 -RAFVR - Hendon, Middlesex - DOAS.
    PRATT, Ralph - Sgt(Nav) - 1323245 - RAFVR - Timsbury(St. Andrew) Hampshire - KOAS.
    STEAD, Ernest Ronald - F/O - 151652 - RAFVR - Sheffield, Yorkshire - KOAS.
    SWENSON, William - LAC - 613837 - RAFVR - Southport (Birkdale) Lancashire - DOAS.

    And from CWGC & Geoffs websites-
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    HALL, James - Sgt(Pilot) - 1342104 - RAFVR - Edinburgh(Portobello), Edinburgh - KOAS.
    HOLE, Cecil John - Sgt - 1320392 - RAFVR - Runnymede Memorial, Surrey - KOAS.
    JOYES, Derek Vaughan - Sgt(Pilot) - RAFVR - 1293477 - Kensal Green(All Soul's) London - KOAS.
    LOASBY, John Ambrose - LAC - RAFVR - 1711769 - Shirley (St. John ) Surrey - DOAS.

    INDIA
    CURNOW, Eric Arthur - LAC - 912308 - RAFVR - Madras, Chennai, India - DOW/IROAS.
    HILL, Clarence Gordon - F/Lt - 113555 - RAFVR - Calcutta(Bhowanipore), India - DOAS.

    Note.
    DOAS,KOAS and DOW/IROAS comes from the "Flight" mag details courtesy of Paul McMillan.

    Alex

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    Hello,

    Re: UK - JOYES:

    8-10-1943
    No.5(P)AFU
    Master II AZ799

    Collided with Master AZ661 in formation and crashed, at 'Moreton crossroads', near Bletchley, Salop. Master AZ661* (of the same unit), was able to land safely at Tern Hill.

    1293477 Sgt (Instr./Pilot) Derek Vaughan JOYES RAFVR +
    AUS425174 F/Sgt (Pilot U/T.) Frederick John LINDEN RAAF +

    * Crew of Master AZ661 - 107246 F/L (Instr./Pilot) Miroslav KOPECKY RAFVR (Czech), J/25397 P/O (Pilot U/T.) Richard Walter VOKEY RCAF.

    Tom Thorne has covered this incident in his; Pancakes and Prangs:Twentieth-Century Military Aircraft Accidents in Shropshire. Wrexham:Bridge Books,2013. p.173

    For extract from Court of Inquiry:

    http://naa12.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=1072060

    See: pp.16-17 of 41.

    Col.
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    Default 431008 - Unaccounted Airmen - 8-10-1943

    Hello Col,

    Thanks for the swift reply, great info on JOYES.
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    HALL, James - Sgt(Pilot) - 1342104 - RAFVR - Edinburgh(Portobello), Edinburgh - KOAS.

    Killed as pilot when Martinet HN952 of No.1600 Flight crashed.

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    There are a few problems with the entry in Chorley for No.20 OTU Wellington X3362.

    F/O J A Puttock was the pilot of Beaufighter JL773 and not on this Wellington (his nav was PRATT, Ralph - Sgt(Nav) - 1323245).
    Chorley P/O A W Howl RCAF is correct but needs addition of Sgt C J Hole who is listed as No.20 OTU on the GRO Overseas deaths.

    Sgt G F Smith as pilot is correct and F1180 gives 5 lost.

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    Hi Alex

    MATTLESS, Cecil Roberts - LAC - not registered Eng/Wales
    PARKINS, Sidney James - Cpl - registered in Westminster
    STEAD, Ernest Ronald - F/O - registered in Cirencester possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF519 of No 3 (P) AFU, which probably dived into the ground near Babdown Farm.
    SWENSON, William - LAC - registered in Southport
    LOASBY, John Ambrose - LAC - registered in Croydon
    CURNOW, Eric Arthur - LAC - serving with 357 MU
    HILL, Clarence Gordon - F/Lt - serving with 75 AP

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    Mattless doesn't seem to be in Scotland or isle of Man, Maybe Northern Ireland.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross_McNeill View Post
    There are a few problems with the entry in Chorley for No.20 OTU Wellington X3362.

    F/O J A Puttock was the pilot of Beaufighter JL773 and not on this Wellington (his nav was PRATT, Ralph - Sgt(Nav) - 1323245).
    Chorley P/O A W Howl RCAF is correct but needs addition of Sgt C J Hole who is listed as No.20 OTU on the GRO Overseas deaths.

    Sgt G F Smith as pilot is correct and F1180 gives 5 lost.

    Regards
    Ross
    Hello Ross,
    Have not checked the online Chorley for any alteration or update - only checked the BCL 1943 vol - are correct details now online there ?
    But wasn't the Wellington X3662 ?

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    Hello

    UK
    MATTLESS, Cecil Roberts - LAC - 641014 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 1600 Flight. Possibly with HALL on Martinet HN952?

    LOASBY, John Ambrose - LAC - RAFVR - 1711769 - the Croydon Roll of Honour records:

    LOASBY, John Ambrose, L.A.C. Armourer, R.A.F.
    b. Kettering, 30 Oct, 1923. Res. 34, Shirley Ave. Educ. Ashburton School. Member Shirley Church Choir. Empl. PPublic health Dept., Croydon Corporation. Ser. 616 Fighter Sqn, Ibsley and O.A.P.U., Melton Mowbray. D. Droydon General Hosp., 8 Oct. 1943, of sudden illness, proabaly due to earlier collapse whilst "tail squatting." Bur. Shirley Ch.


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