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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 3-11-1940

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

    AC2 Stanley KNOWLES - 1106586 - not found Flight archives;
    LAC Douglas R.N. TOOTH - 905289 - killed on active service, and
    Cpl Robert C. WHITTINGTON - 567126 - 308 (Polish) Sqn (Baginton, Warwickshire) - not found Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Anson I - L7926 - 6 FTS - flew into high ground 3 miles NE of Lacock, Wiltshire.
    Hart Special - K4422 - 2 FTS - crashed in forced landing Margam ranges, Port Talbot, Glamorganshire.
    Magister I - L8154 - 5 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Gisburn near Settle, Yorkshire.
    Magister I - T9700 - 5 EFTS - flew into ground Shelton-under-Harly near Whitmore, Staffordshire.
    Puss Moth - X9405 - 3 FPP - crashed on take-off Asby-de-la-Zouche, Leicestershire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Knowles,20, is registered at Ploughley, Oxfordshire, Tooth,29, is registered at Chippenham Wiltshire which could put him on the Anson at Laycock, and Whittington, 23, is registered at Warwick which is right for a death at Baginton.
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    As ever, thanks Dick.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk, the pilot of Magister L8154 was F/O C E Staples. aircraft was with 5 EFTS as you say. he looks to have survived the War.

    a man of the same name died the day previously but with 268 Sqdn,

    regards Rich

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    Thanks Rich for info on Magister L8154 and the pilot's name.
    F/O Charles E. STAPLES - 41751 (from Canada) was killed 2-11-1940 on 268 Sqn's Magister P2447.
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    A/C.2 S. Knowles. 1106586; is listed killed on active service in Decemebr 5th 1940 Flight Magazine. There is a little piece of the 8 missing so his number is scanned as 1106536.

    Can't find Whittington though.
    Dennis Burke
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    Thanks Dennis for info on KNOWLES. Still can't match him to an a/c serial. Killed on active service however also could have been 'killed in air raid'.
    Regards,
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    Henk, fresh update.

    A thought I had the Am1180 for L8154 from Hendon, however it seems likely that I've been copied the front page of L8154 and the back page of the Magister P2447. I assume P2447 is on the microfilm behind L8154 and the staff have made an error and copied me the wrong back page.

    The only info on the pilot of L8154 I now have is him as "LAC Watson" and him surviving.

    Sorry to mislead you.. and myself !!

    regards Rich

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    I've got both sides of that card the details off the back give LAC M T Watson, 1165649, 24 hours on type (and total experience), nothing for that service number on Geoff's SE or the LG.
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks Al & Rich for info on L8154 and LAC M.T. WATSON.
    AC2 Stanley KNOWLES - 1106586 - age 20 - KOAS - death registered Ploughley, Oxfordshire, remains still on my long list of airmen up to now unaccounted for.
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