401212 - Unaccounted airmen 12/13-12-1940

Thread: 401212 - Unaccounted airmen 12/13-12-1940

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  1. Henk Welting said:

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    Tiger Moth T5442 of 10 EFTS (Weston Zoyland, Somerset) crashed into sea 1 mile S of Brean Down and the crew drowned. Looking for the names of the crew.
    Have four names on file commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:
    12-12-1940:
    AC2 Frank R. DALTON - 937424 - Panel 289
    AC2 James G. FORBES - 1109587 - Panel 26
    AC2 William C. McDONALD - 1070559 - Panel 27
    13-12-1940:
    AC2 Michael F. McHUGH - 1108072 - Panel 27

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.
     
  2. dennis_burke said:

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    GRO WAR DEATHS ON FINDMYPAST.COM GIVES:

    DALTON DOES NOT SEEM TO BE LISTED
    FORBES - 16 BC
    McDonald - 16 Balloon
    MCHUGH - 16 Balloon Center

    To search for McXXXX above, leave a space between Mc and Hugh.

    Apologies for the capital letters.

    Dennis
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 22nd April 2008 at 15:08. Reason: added names with new searching method
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com
     
  3. Amrit said:

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    The Tiger Moth list says T5422, not 42

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  4. davew said:

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    Dennis

    if you search on Mc* the necessary options will appear (as if by magic)

    regards

    DaveW
     
  5. dennis_burke said:

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    Ah, thats annoying!

    Its because there is a space between Mc and the next bit.

    I'll edit my previous posting to tidy it up!

    Cheers for that.

    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com
     
  6. Henk Welting said:

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    Thanks all for your help and support. Somerset list seems to have many errors and have to cross check with Air Britain Serials and Aeromilitaria 'Crashes in UK', before having a thread in this forum.
    Regards,
    Henk.
     
  7. dennis_burke said:

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    The UK NA catalogue file title tells us that 16 BC was based in Sheffield and it took one of its heaviest raids on the night of December 12th 1940 hence the three men above.

    regards

    Dennis
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 23rd April 2008 at 11:29. Reason: correction typo
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com
     
  8. Henk Welting said:

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    Thanks Dennis for this additional info.
    Regards,
    Henk.
     
  9. Martyn A Critchlow said:

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    FORBES, McDONALD and McHUGH are all listed as missing in the same the casualty communique, No 58. Although DALTON is not on the same list.
    The three are also all registered in Sheffield on the same page in Q3 1941, presumably when the authorities got round to registering the missing as dead. (Michael F McHugh listed as Frank McHugh)

    DALTON is also registered in Q3 1941 in Sheffield, on the page before the other three.
    All undoubtedly killed in the air raid, although it was DALTON'S home town and he may have been home on leave.

    Martyn