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    431126 - Unaccounted Airwoman & Airmen - 26-11-1943

    From Henk's list -
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    DIBLEY, Grace Adeline - LACW - 2014801 - WAAF - Sidlesham (St. Mary ), Sussex.
    McDOWELL, Marion White - Cpl - 2040839 - WAAF - Irvine Old Parish, Ayrshire. [ Lancaster III - JA686 - 83 Sqn - Ground Explosion ].

    UK
    LEECH, Alan Thomas - F/L - 135391 -RAFVR - Birkenhead (Landican), Cheshire.
    PHILLIPS, William Burns - Cpl - 620116 - RAFVR - Hither Green, London.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    BARNES, John - LAC (Air Bomber) - 1608900 - RAFVR - Humboldt (Municipal), Saskatchewan, Canada. [ Anson II - 11287 - 5 BGS ].
    CROSTHWAITE, Thomas Banks Rendell - LAC - 1851121 - RAFVR - Humboldt (Municipal), Saskatchewan, Canada. [ Anson II - 11287 - 5 BGS ].

    GERMANY
    CLARKE, Francis Callender - F/L (Nav) - 85850 - RAFVR - Durnbach, Bayern, Germany. [ Mosquito II - DZ304 - FIU ].
    MACPHERSON, Colin Jesse - F/O (Pilot) - 115553 - RAFVR - Durnbach, Bayern, Germany. [ Halifax II - HR811 - 102 Sqn ].
    SMART, Rae Richard - F/O (Pilot) - D,F.C - 117511 - RAFVR - Durnbach, Bayern, Germany. [ Mosquito II - DZ304 - FIU ].

    UK
    CUNNINGHAM, John - F/O (Flying Instr) - 150256 - RAFVR - Liverpool (Allerton ), Lancashire. [ Oxford II - V3592 - 3 PAFU ].
    FLETCHER, Robert - Sgt (Nav/Air Bomber) - 1322503 - RAFVR - Chessington (St. Mary ), Surrey. [ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].
    GINSBERG, Reuben - Sgt (Nav) - 1391642 - RAFVR - Willesden Jewish Cemetery, Middlesex.[ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].
    JENKINS, Leslie Seaborn - Sgt - 1600405 - RAFVR - Burnham-On-Crouch, Essex.[ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].
    JONES, Thomas Eric - Sgt (Pilot) - 1483420 - RAFVR - Farnworth (St. Luke), Lancashire. [ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].
    LEE, Leslie - Sgt (Flt/Eng) - 1623490 - RAFVR - Selby, Yorkshire. [ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].
    MEGRANAHAN, John Francis - Sgt (A/G) - 1819478 - RAFVR - Morden, Surrey. [ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].
    QUINE, Frank Septimus - Sgt (A/G) - 1113656 - RAFVR - Hull Northern, Yorkshire.[ Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU ].

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    Hello,

    UK (2) - CUNNINGHAM

    26-11-1943
    No.3(P)AFU
    Oxford II V3592

    Took off Bibury 1020, detailed to carry out dual instruction in circuits, landings and overshoots. At about 1100, the aircraft was noticed approaching the airfield at Bibury, with its starboard engine stopped, and in a position to make a glide approach. The aircraft was sinking in the glide and was obviously very near stall. At about 300', the port engine was opened up, and almost immediately the starboard wing stalled. The aircraft went into a vertical dive and hit the ground. Both pilots were killed.

    An Inquiry into the accident found that: "The accident was an error of judgement by the Pilot in allowing the speed of the aircraft to be reduced almost to stalling during the approach."

    150256 F/O (Instructor Pilot) John CUNNINGHAM RAFVR +
    AUS419613 Sgt (Pupil Pilot) Donald John Brebner MACKAY RAAF +

    Per: Alan Storr.

    Col.
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    G A Dibley, M W McDowell, A T Leech all DOAS
    http://skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa/1...nscription.htm
    No sign of Phillips as a died or killed casualty.
    Dennis Burke
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    Can't add much to Anson 11287 (Barnes & Crosthwaite) except that the aircraft was recorded as "completely destroyed by fire".

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    Ancestry.com Canada, War Graves Registers (Circumstances of Casualty), 1914-1948
    Gives that the two RAF airmen were killed in aircraft accident 8 miles north of Leroy, Sask
    It is also evident from the lists that two RCAF men were on board as well? F/Sgt William Leslie Hill R140992 and Sgt Peter Edward Galgan R128183
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    Should have looked closer, my notes confirm Hill and Galgan onboard 11287.

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    Hi

    GERMANY
    CLARKE, Francis Callender - F/L (Nav) - confirmed in Mosquito II - DZ304 - FIU.
    MACPHERSON, Colin Jesse - F/O (Pilot) - confirmed in Halifax II - HR811 - 102 Sqn.
    SMART, Rae Richard - F/O (Pilot) - D,F.C - confirmed in Mosquito II - DZ304 - FIU.

    UK
    DIBLEY, Grace Adeline - LACW - registered in Ampthill.
    McDOWELL, Marion White - Cpl - confirmed in Lancaster III - JA686 - 83 Sqn - Ground Explosion.
    LEECH, Alan Thomas - F/L - registered in Liverpool South.
    PHILLIPS, William Burns - Cpl - registered in Lewisham.
    FLETCHER, Robert - Sgt (Nav/Air Bomber) - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.
    GINSBERG, Reuben - Sgt (Nav) - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.
    JENKINS, Leslie Seaborn - Sgt - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.
    JONES, Thomas Eric - Sgt (Pilot) - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.
    LEE, Leslie - Sgt (Flt/Eng) - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.
    MEGRANAHAN, John Francis - Sgt (A/G) - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.
    QUINE, Frank Septimus - Sgt (A/G) - confirmed in Halifax II - DT490 - 1658 HCU.

    Malcolm

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    Hello

    UK
    LEECH, Alan Thomas - F/L - 135391 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Northern General Hospital, Liverpool.

    Regards

    Simon

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