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    Default Casualties in Argyll October 1943

    Whilst looking at the Scottish death register for something else I came across these five names. Said to have been 'found dead' near Strone, Southend, Argyll variously on the 23rd and 25 October 1943.


    F/L Dennis Henry Brewer 102515 (23rd)
    P/O Richard Blewett 53812 (25th)
    Sgt George Charles McKenzie 16614 (23rd)
    Sgt Kenneth Ellis 1579521 (23rd)
    Sgt Peter Jackson 1581532 (25th)

    Does anyone have the detail please?

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    Hi Dave

    They are all listed as killed on the 10th October on the CWGC.

    This site mentions an Anson (no serial) that crashed near Strone farm in Southend parish, with all the names you mention above.

    http://groups.msn.com/kintyre/kintyrewartimeaircraftcrashes.msnw

    McKenzie was RCAF - R/166614

    According to the link above the Anson flew from Llandwrog where 9 (Observers) Advanced Flying Unit was based at that time.

    But it seems unusal that a crash on land should take 2 weeks to find.

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    They are all isted in the ORB, the entry is under the 10th October. I am not sure if I copied it word for word but below is what I have in my notes.

    "Anson EF820 FTR located 22/10 in bog on Kintyre, P/O R Blewett 52812 (P), Flt Lt D H Brewer 102515 (N), R/166614 Sgt C G Mackenzie (N), 1579521 Sgt K Ellis (W/O), 1581532 Sgt P Jackson (W/O u/t) all killed."

    The area where the aircraft crashed is a fairly inaccessable bit of bog, having walked over the area to the south of there I can say I would not like to travel any great distance across the hill tops in that region. It is only a little over a mile from Strone farm but that itself is 2 1/2 miles from the nearest road.
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    Thanks very much for the feedback; Amrit, a useful link.

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    Default Anson EF820 10/10/43

    I visited the crash site in 1976, there was little surface wreckage. A local source told us that only the tail was showing when the a/c was discovered - the dates given in the post were new info to me - but would fit in with a delay in finding the a/c (It was thought to have crashed in the sea) and probably an extended dig in deep peat on site to recover the remains. All are buried at Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery.

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    Hi keith,

    Do you have a map reference for this crash site? It's one I would like to visit given the chance!

    Thanks,

    Jim
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    Jim

    You have e-mail.

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