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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Mary Jane Conway 430977 and

    Emily Marjorie Dickens 2021792 and

    Harold Frank Hoare 32810

    All attached to Number 15 Salvage Gang , of 71 MU , Slough, had been despatched to RAF Wing under the command of Corporal 1682063 Starling. The party comprised of 6 WAAF and Hoare as driver. They were completing their task of dismantling and loading Tomahawk AK 166 onto low loader RAF 22529 , when Wellington HE 854 swung on take off as the result of an under carriage fault causing it to hit the low loader and carry it 100 feet into the corner of a hanger where the wreckage caught fire killing Hoare, Reeves and Dickens
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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    Mary Jane Conway 430977 and

    Emily Marjorie Dickens 2021792 and

    Harold Frank Hoare 32810

    All attached to Number 15 Salvage Gang , of 71 MU , Slough, had been despatched to RAF Wing under the command of Corporal 1682063 Starling. The party comprised of 6 WAAF and Hoare as driver. They were completing their task of dismantling and loading Tomahawk AK 166 onto low loader RAF 22529 , when Wellington HE 854 swung on take off as the result of an under carriage fault causing it to hit the low loader and carry it 100 feet into the corner of a hanger where the wreckage caught fire killing Hoare, Reeves and Dickens
    According to this


    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...615#post106615

    Second WAAF WAS REEVES, Ann Alice Minnie - Lacw - 2025511

    and your description mentions "killing Hoare, Reeves and Dickens"

    so is Mary Jane Conway 430977 also to be added - because I don't think so she registered Cleveland - others Aylesbury

    "Three airmen and two WAAFs were killed and other RAF personnel injured in an accident at a home counties aerodrome. The dead are F/O Harry Wilkes; F/O Richard Francis Hubard; Corporal Harold Frank Hoare; Annie Alice Reeves, Adys Road, Peckham; Emily Marjorie Dickens, Victoria St, Dunstable. An aeroplane landing struck the WAAFs as they were crossing the runway. At an inquest on the WAAFs Monday week evidence was taken in camera and a verdict of accidental death was returned.
    (Bucks Herald, 23 June 1944)

    REEVES is on unaccounted 10-6-1944

    Martyn



    DICKENS, Emily Marjorie - ACW1c - 2021702
    REEVES, Ann Alice Minnie - Lacw - 2025511"



    Deaths Jun 1944 (>99%)
    Conway Mary J 25 Cleveland 9d 432 Scan available - click to view



    Deaths Jun 1944 (>99%)
    Dickens Emily M 22 Aylesbury 3a 1436 Scan available - click to view
    Reeves Annie A M 20 Aylesbury 3a 1420 Scan available - click to view

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    I read to the wrong WAAF in my notes sorry . You’re correct . The entry is a correction of the post on here regarding their unit and what they were actually doing at RAF Wing

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Jon - thanks so Mary Jane Conway 430977 must be moved to unaccounted ?


    See

    "Lost in aircraft Wellington X HE854 Mary Conway, Ann Reeves and Emily dickens were killed when wellington HE854 crashed at wing
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    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/....php?qnum=9111

    So IBCC is wrong


    https://losses.internationalbcc.co.uk/loss/250016/

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Everything detail wise is correct, ill just do the names again, i myself had a fat finger moment sorry, when typing the names and numbers :

    the dead were : Hoare, Reeves and Dickens

    Conway was probably NOT Involved in this incident , I'll see if I can look her up on Monday to correct the error in the database
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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Douglas James Morrison Dunn 1554921, was admitted to hospital 30 minutes after the hung up bomb on his aircraft detonated . He had lost his left leg at the knee and suffered penetrating abdominal wounds. He was stabilised with transfusions and stabilised and 11 hours after admission was anaesthetised prior to operation but died during the administration . The hospital staff felt they should have resuscitated him earlier and had placed too much reliance on his almost normal blood pressure

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Mary Jane Conway 430977 , a medically discharged Airwoman at the time of her death , died at 41 Thrush Road, Redcar of tuberculosis of the lungs

    The entry associating her with the crash of Wellington HE854 is totally erroneous

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