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    440522 - Unaccounted Airmen - 22-5-1944

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    HEPTINSTALL, Charles - LAC - 1643932 - RAFVR - Morley, Yorkshire.
    KING, William - Cpl - 93613 - RAFVR - Widdrington (Holy Trinity), Northumberland.
    McDOUGALL, Robert McLaren - Sgt - 640386 - RAF - Edinburgh (Seafield), Edinburgh.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    CANADA
    SWANBOROUGH, William Adair - Sgt(Pilot) - 1587772 - RAFVR - Arvida Protestant, Quebec, canada.

    INDIA
    BOYES, William - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) - 1504896 - RAFVR - Madras, India.
    HOOPER, Frederick - W/O (Nav/Bomber) - 1261950 - RAFVR - Madras, India.
    JONES, Harry Kenneth - LAC - 1091728 - RAFVR - Madras, India.
    QUIN, Thomas Dick - P/O (WoP/A/G) - 184730 - RAFVR - Madras, India.
    SUMNER, William - P/O (Pilot) - 177350 - RAFVR - Madras, India.

    UK
    BUNCE, Edward Lewis - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1451621 - RAFVR - Brookwood, Surrey.
    SMITH, John - F/O (Pilot) - 151811 - RAFVR - Embsay (St. Mary), Yorkshire.

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    CANADA
    SWANBOROUGH, William Adair - Sgt(Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Hurricane XIIA, BW882 of No 1 OTU, which was lost on this date.

    INDIA
    BOYES, William - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) - killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK619 of No 19 Ferry Control, which crashed shortly after take-off.
    HOOPER, Frederick - W/O (Nav/Bomber) - see Boyes.
    JONES, Harry Kenneth - LAC - 1091728 - see Boyes.
    QUIN, Thomas Dick - P/O (WoP/A/G) - see Boyes.
    SUMNER, William - P/O (Pilot) - see Boyes.

    UK
    HEPTINSTALL, Charles - LAC - not Eng/Wales.
    KING, William - Cpl - registered in Huntingdon.
    McDOUGALL, Robert McLaren - Sgt - not Eng/Wales.
    BUNCE, Edward Lewis - F/S (Flt/Engr) - killed whilst flying in Halifax II, BB319 of No RAE Instrument & Armament Development Flt, which crashed shortly after take off following an engine failure.
    SMITH, John - F/O (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7820, 24 Parganas 1 of No 53 OTU, which collided with Wellington, BJ819 of No 82 OTU and crashed near Leverton, Boston, Lincolnshire.

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    Hello,

    Re: UK - BUNCE,Edward Lewis.

    See: http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co...try.php?id=135

    The pilot of Halifax II BB319 was; 40629 S/L (Pilot) Alan Stewart McCRACKEN RAFO, an Australian serving in the RAF, who was injured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    SMITH, John - F/O (Pilot) - killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7820, 24 Parganas 1 of No 53 OTU, which collided with Wellington, BJ819 of No 82 OTU and crashed near Leverton, Boston, Lincolnshire.

    Malcolm
    Hi

    I'm not 100% sure that the crash site listed is correct. I am possibly mis informed but I believed that the spitfire in question crashed into Gainsborough Lincolnshire?

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    A check of A-B serials lists the crash as Sturton, which is near Scunthorpe so that's three possible locations?

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    A check of A-B serials lists the crash as Sturton, which is near Scunthorpe so that's three possible locations?

    Malcolm
    Hi

    its possible that the Levertons are confused as there is the Leverton near Boston, however there is also a north and south Leverton near Sturton, which is just south west of Gainsborough.
    On the Gainsborough Wikipedia page there is a mention of a spitfire crashing in the centre on the 22/5/44 after colliding with a Wellington and hitting a goods train on the way down.

    i'd quite like to know as it was my grandfather piloting the spitfire.

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    This is one where a combined F1180 has been raised and indexed under Wellington.

    Location is given as Sturton Church, nr Leverton, Notts

    "Crash landing made in field after aircraft had been collided with by Spitfire.

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    Cpl being carried as passenger to be mentioned in despatches for coolness and efficiency."

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    INDIA
    BOYES, William - Sgt(Nav/Bomber) - killed whilst flying in Hudson VI, FK619 of No 19 Ferry Control, which crashed shortly after take-off.
    HOOPER, Frederick - W/O (Nav/Bomber) - see Boyes.
    JONES, Harry Kenneth - LAC - 1091728 - see Boyes.
    QUIN, Thomas Dick - P/O (WoP/A/G) - see Boyes.
    SUMNER, William - P/O (Pilot) - see Boyes.
    Hudson "spun in" - take off at Trichy (Now Thiruchirapalli)

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    Hello

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    HEPTINSTALL, Charles - LAC - 1643932 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 0.10 a.m. at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary due as a result of a spontaneous subarachnoid haemorrhage, which had occurred some 1 month and 14 days previously.

    McDOUGALL, Robert McLaren - Sgt - 640386 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 10.20 a.m. at the City Hospital, Edinburgh, due to pulmpnary TB. His occupation is listed as 'Butcher's Cutter.'

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    Simon

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