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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 26-10-1940

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

    AC2 James S. HOWSON - 1355986, and
    Cpl John V. PEARCE - 1305999,
    both killed on active service.

    It's known that Lossiemouth was bombed by the Luftwaffe (2 personnel dead).

    Aircraft losses for this day:
    Magister I - N3853 - 5 EFTS - crashed; NFD
    Magister I - R1850 - 15 EFTS - crashed on take-off Kingstown
    Magister I - R1904 - 15 EFTS - crashed on take-off Kingstown
    Tiger Moth I - L6920 - 2 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Kinver, near Stourbridge, Worcs.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Can't find either of them in Scotland

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    Thanks Paul.
    Regards and good weekend,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Howson,29, and Pearce,31 are both registered at Hammersmith which is a London Borough in S W Central London, bordered on it's S side by the River Thames. They could be Air raid victims.
    Regards
    Dick
    and you have a Good Weekend as well!!

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    Thanks Dick and regards from a sunny continent.
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 James S. HOWSON - 1355986, and
    Cpl John V. PEARCE - 1305999,
    both killed on active service.

    It's known that Lossiemouth was bombed by the Luftwaffe (2 personnel dead).

    Aircraft losses for this day:
    Magister I - N3853 - 5 EFTS - crashed; NFD
    Magister I - R1850 - 15 EFTS - crashed on take-off Kingstown
    Magister I - R1904 - 15 EFTS - crashed on take-off Kingstown
    Tiger Moth I - L6920 - 2 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Kinver, near Stourbridge, Worcs.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.
    The above emboldened crash was flown by my great-uncle John Shirley Bunbury who was injured and spent time in Corbett Hospital in Stourbridge. He made a complete recovery and was killed in action onboard Lancaster R5639 on the night of 17/18 August 1942 along with all of his crew. No trace of his aircraft was ever found.

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    Thanks for adding to the collection!
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Probate on John Vincent PEARCE shows he died at 15 Shepherds Bush Green Hammersmith.

    The Bomb Sight website shows a HE bomb falling on this site in the period 7 October 1940 - 6 June 1941.

    The 1939-40 Kelly's Directory of Hammersmith shows that this site was occupied by The Telegraph (Public House).

    A check on CWGC shows that there were 9 other casualties that were shown to have died at Telegraph Hotel, Shepherd's Bush Green.

    Martyn

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    Hello

    AC2 James S. HOWSON - 1355986 - the Liverpool Evening Express of November 5th 1940 reported the following:

    INSURANCE AGENT'S FATE
    News has been received of the death in London as the result of enemy action of Mr. James Howson, aged 27. He joined an anti-aircraft unit a few months ago after five years' service in Southport and Ormskirk with an insurance company.

    Regards

    Simon

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