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    Default 431103 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 3-11-1943

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    431103 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 3-11-1943

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    WAAF
    PROSSER, Minnie Rose - ACW2 - 2027260 - WAAF - North Cray (St. James) Kent.

    BANGLADESH
    SMITHERMAN, Charles Henry - LAC - 1116761 - RAFVR - Maynamati, Bangladesh.

    UK
    CARR, Norman Nixon - AC2c - 2215243 - RAFVR - Hexam, Northumberland.
    DAY, Sydney John - Sgt (Nav) - 1079265 - RAFVR - Barkingside, Ilford, Essex.
    FALLON, Andrew - LAC - 1021768 - RAFVR - Edinburgh Eastern, Edinburgh.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    ELLIOTT, Dennis - LAC - 1604085 - RAFVR - Medicine Hat (Hillside) Alberta, Canada.

    UK
    HANCE, Lawrence Ernest - Sgt (Air Bomber) - RAFVR - Greenwich , London. [ Inj - 2/11/43 - Wellington III HZ113 "XN-T" ].
    PENNY, Victor George - Sgt (Pilot) - 1390352 - RAFVR - Troqueer, Dumfriesshire.
    SHEPHERD, John - F/S (Pilot) - 1314240 - RAFVR - Cardiff (Cathays) Glamorganshire.

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    Hi Alex

    BANGLADESH
    SMITHERMAN, Charles Henry - LAC - serving with 10 WOU.

    UK
    PROSSER, Minnie Rose - ACW2 - registered in Bromley.
    CARR, Norman Nixon - AC2c - registered in Biggleswade.
    DAY, Sydney John - Sgt (Nav) - possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL947 of No 9 (C) OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Dunscore, Dumfries.
    FALLON, Andrew - LAC - 1021768 - not registered in Eng/Wales.
    HANCE, Lawrence Ernest - Sgt (Air Bomber) - he did die from injuries sustained in Wellington III HZ113 "XN-T".
    PENNY, Victor George - Sgt (Pilot) - see Day.
    SHEPHERD, John - F/S (Pilot) - 1314240 - possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter X, NE202 of No 2 FPP, which dived into the ground near Llangolen in Denbighshire.

    CANADA
    ELLIOTT, Dennis - LAC - He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, FE868 of No 34 SFTS, no further details.
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    WAAF Prosser Died on active Service,
    Smitherman Died on Active Service
    N N Carr Died on active Service
    A Fallon Died on active service, name was published with rank AC2.

    Finally ancestry.com CWGC ledges have detail on man!

    LAC Elliott
    Quoting:
    34 SFTS
    LAC Elliott was engaged on night flying excercises, and the particular excercise on which hewas engaged at teh time of the accident was circuits of the aerodrome. He took off in Harvard FE868 at about 21.00 hours on 3.11.43 and shortly after he left the aerodrome a bright glow was seen int eh sky and it was apparent that an aircraft had crashed. The ambulance was immediatly despatched to the scene and it was found that the aircraft in which LAC Elliott has taken off was wrecked on the ground. The pilot was iilled instantly and the aircraft was burnt out. The cause of the accident is completely obscure. The aircraft caught fire in the air. No civilian personell were injured on the ground.
    Dennis Burke
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    Sydney Day (Jack) was my Nans Brother

    I can confirm that Sydney (1079265) died on the 3/11/1943 in a flying accident (We have the telegram(s)) but I canít confirm any detail of the incident (my father says he was in a Beaufighter). Sydney was a Sgt Observer

    Malcolm_Raf posted:
    [COLOR=#000000]"DAY, Sydney John - Sgt (Nav) - possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter XI, JL947 of No 9 (C) OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Dunscore, Dumfries."

    I would dearly love to find more information out this (for myself but especially my father) Could someone point me in the correct direction plz - I'm new to this.[/COLOR]

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    if you look at the CWGC website and the image data they recently added you will that the unit listed for Sydney J Day is indeed 9 (C) OTU.
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...0SYDNEY%20JOHN

    And the same annotation is found against V G Penny
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/ca...ICTOR%20GEORGE
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 3rd December 2015 at 16:18.
    Dennis Burke
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    Thank you Dennis, most appreciated.
    (I don't think Sydney was on CWGC last time I looked) But I did find his grave details elsewhere, so I paid a visit.
    I would just like to find out what happened.
    Regards

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    Hello

    WAAF
    PROSSER, Minnie Rose - ACW2 - 2027260 - the Bexley Burials Register records that she died at Queen Mary's Hospital.

    UK
    CARR, Norman Nixon - AC2c - 2215243 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at R.A.F. Station Hosptial, Henlow. His unit on the Graves Registration Report Form is 14 S.o.T.T.

    FALLON, Andrew - LAC - 1021768 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 9.45 p.m. at the Astley Ainsley Institution, Edinburgh, due to chronic nephritis and cardiac failure.

    Regards

    Simon

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