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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 10-10-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    P/O Gilbert G. ELLIOT - 81730 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service;
    Sgt Harold HASLAM - 969957 - killed on active service, and
    Cpl Alec B. STONE - 844066 - 2 BC/906 Balloon Sqn, Hampstead - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - R2789 - 1 (C)OTU - crashed on approach Prestwick
    Tiger Moth II - N6453 -1 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Steeple Claydon, Bucks.

    Cpl Stone probably may have been an air raid casualty.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Haslam was on the Blenheim. The pilot P/O P Foster was injured, as was Sgt G Pole.

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    Hi Henk
    Elliot,29, is registered at Chichester in Sussex. Stone, 35, is registered at Marylebone which is in N Central London and is consistent witha balloon Unit centered on Hampstead.
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    Thanks Amrit and Dick.
    Regards and enjoy the weekend,
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    Hello

    P/O Gilbert G. ELLIOT - 81730 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Royal West Sussex Hospital, Chichester.

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    Hi

    Elliot - He was staying with Lord and Lady Bessborough at Stansted House when a Heinkel He 111 crashed on the lawns. He sprinted towards it to help the crew but was mortally wounded when it exploded

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    Thank you Malcolm, much appreciated.

    Regards

    Simon

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    AIR81/3710 gives a different story - . which one is correct?

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/....php?qnum=3710

    Pilot Officer G G Elliot: killed; aircraft accident, Auto Gyro, 5 Repair and Maintenance Unit, 10 October 1940.

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    Jagan,

    Re: ELLIOT.

    The following might be of interest:

    Avro Rota K4239

    Delivered to Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment 23.5.35
    School of Army Co-operation 30.5.35
    26 Squadron 15.2.36
    26 Maintenance Unit 13.2.39
    Odiham 10.7.40
    Special Duty Flight, Christchurch 3.9.40
    5 Repair and Maintenance Unit 11.9.40
    Damaged 8.12.40? Could this be 8.10.40?
    74 Wing by 31.12.41
    Oddy Brothers and Cull 9.6.42
    1448 Flight 15.9.42
    529 Squadron 15.6.43
    General Aircraft Limited 23.6.44
    529 Squadron 5.9.44 as KX-J
    Cunliffe Owen Aircraft 5.10.44
    529 Squadron
    5 Maintenance Unit 12.11.45
    Sold 1.8.46 to F. C. Bettison, Grantham; became G-AOIC

    The K File
    Halley,J J.
    Tunbridge Wells:Air-Britain(Historians),1995
    p.302

    Col.

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    Hi Col,

    There is no surviving F1180 for a Rota a few days either side of the 8th Oct.

    but a M(u) Cat incident was recorded on the 8th Dec for K4329 (sic) from 5 Repair and Servicing Section when F/O N S H Brown stood it on it's nose landing at Wick.

    The Personnel (P4) file for Elliot is in the sequence opened on 8th Oct and lack of aircraft serial suggests a ground incident.

    So the AM78 transcribed in the K file suggests that if it was K4239 then it was repaired on site without a F1180 being raised, which is possible, but given the recording a few months later of a M(u) incident points to K4239 not being involved.

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