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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 28-11-1940

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

    AC2 William P.H. AITKEN - 994628 - killed on active service;
    P/O (Flying Instructor) Ronald V. GALT - 86698 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service, and
    Sgt (Pupil Pilot) George WAITE - 971019 - killed on active service.

    (What's the difference between a Pupil Pilot and a Pilot u/t ??)

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Anson I - N5144 - 12 FTS - crashed in forced landing Edlington, 4 miles SW of Doncaster.
    Magister I - V1025 - Makers (Miles) - crashed before delivery and SOC.
    Master I N7502 - 8 FTS - abandoned 4 miles NW of Stonehaven, Kincardineshire.
    Oxford I - N6330 - 3 FTS - dived into ground at Bibury.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hello Henk
    William P.H. AITKEN aged 24, death registered at West Cheshire.
    Ronald V. GALT aged 23, death registered at Sleaford.
    George WAITE aged 21, death registered at Cirencester so likley to have been on Oxford N6330.

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    Thanks Andy. Perhaps one of the regular attendants of this board may confirm.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Checking CWGC-registers with 'unaccounted list' found another airman sofar not listed in my files. What was the place of death registration for:

    LAC John E. CRAIG - 867751 - age 32 - 12 BC, 938 (Balloon) Sqn (Portsmouth).

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    Hi Henk
    Craig,32, is registered at Durham S E,. 938 Balloon Sqn was based in fact at Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham in 1941,according to Sturtivant
    I think the term Pupil pilot was either used when a trainee was flying with an Instructor, or was a qualified pilot training for a new a/c or task such as becoming an Instructor himself, but I expect someone has told you the answer since May!!
    Regards
    Dick
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    Thanks Dick. I had the site location from http://www.bbrclub.org/1940%20Status.htm.
    Enjoy the Sunday !
    Regards,
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    Henk

    Craig killed in road accident when the sidecar he was in collided with therear of a stationary lorry.(Swaledale & Wharfedale Remembered - Taylor)

    I have Waite 3 FTS Oxford N6330 Dived in

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    Thanks John for additional info on CRAIG and confirmation WAITE killed on Oxford N6330.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    AC2 William P.H. AITKEN - 994628 - the Grave Registration Report lists him as being with No. 3 School of Technical Training

    P/O (Flying Instructor) Ronald V. GALT - 86698 - the Grave Registration Report lists him as being with 2 C.F.S. His death was registered at Sleaford, Lincs. A family tree on ancesty.co.uk has the following:

    [His] aircraft was wrecked when it struck a tree just after take-off when the pilot corrected a swing to starboard too steeply at low altitude. The port wing struck a tree and the aircraft crashed. P/O R V Galt was seriously injured and died three days later.


    Sgt (Pupil Pilot) George WAITE - 971019 - the Grave Registration Report confirms him being with 3 S.F.T.S.

    Regards

    Simon

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