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    Default Unaccounted airman - 26-11-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

    Sgt (Pilot) Samuel J. KERR - 976712 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Anson I - N9569 - 10 FTS - collided at Ternhill.
    Battle I - L5716 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing near Hawarden.
    Master I - N7839 - 57 OTU - crashed on take-off in Mersey.
    Master I - T8397 - 5 FTS - dived into ground Uffington, Shropshire.
    Oxford I - R6290 - 14 FTS - overshot landing at night, Cranfield.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    No Casualties in Anson N9569. It collided with Hurricane V7533 of 306 Squadron seriously injuring the Squadron Commander Sqn/Ldr D R Scott (90246). I havent been able to find out who the Anson was crewed by but they were pupils of 10 FTS.

    The only casualty in Master T8397 was LAC A W Bethel (937701).

    Tom

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    By the way Kerr's death was registered in Bury St Edmunds aged 20.

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    Henk,

    Perhaps a puzzle: CWGC gives Aircraftman 2nd Class and not Sgt (Pilot) for Samuel John Kerr...
    Buried in Portadown, NI.

    Regards,

    Leendert

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    Thanks Tom for additional info.
    Correct Leendert, Samuel KERR was an AC2 rather than a Sgt (Pilot) and "died" on active service in lieu of being "killed".
    Thanks for correcting me.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Samuel J. KERR - 976712
    Assistant Cook Samuel John Kerr, R A F., has died In hospital in England.
    Thursday 28 November 1940, Northern Whig, Antrim, Northern Ireland

    Martyn

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