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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 18-10-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for the undermentioned airmen all killed on active service:

    AC1 Alexander B.D. BOYLAN - 966290 - 1 BC, 902 Balloon Sqn, Kidbrooke, London (was target of the Luftwaffe 17/18 Oct);
    AC1 Reginald J.M. FOSTER - 819119 - 615 Sqn - Northolt, Middlesex);
    AC2 Aubrey L. MAYO - 819009 - 615 Sqn;
    AC1 Sidney T. NICHOLLS - 819104 - 615 Sqn;
    AC2 Edward MOORE - 1117995, and
    AC2 Alec A.SUMMERFIELD - 819151 - 615 Sqn.

    Anson K6155 of 2 SAN crashed in forced landing near Ludlow, Shropshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Boylan,30, is registered at Greenwich, E London, S of the river Thames and includes Kidbrooke. Foster,25, Mayo,26, Nicholls, 21, and Summerfield,22, are all registered at Hendon. Moore, 31, is registered at Runcorn in Lancashire (too far away from Ludlow).
    615 Sqn had been at Prestwick but moved down to Northolt on 10/10/40. It is quite possible that groundcrew were still arriving from Scotland and if flown down could have come to Hendon, which was a transit airfield among other things at the time, intended to go on to Northolt by road rather than straight into an operational fighter station. This is a guess but it does fit into Hendon's usage at the time.
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    As ever, thanks Dick.

    Henk.

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    Hello

    AC1 Reginald J.M. FOSTER - 819119 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Station Road, Wealdstone, Middlesex.

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    Hi,

    Hi,

    The orb of 615 Squadron (AIR 27/2123) mentions on October 18, 1940 :

    Four of our airmen A.C.s Foster, Nicholls, Summerfield and Mayo were killed instantaneously by a bomb which struck them whilst they were walking out at night near Wealdstone.

    Best regards

    Luc

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