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    Default Unaccounted airman - 3-12-1940

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

    AC2 William F. BOSELEY - 1182046 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Oxford I - N1193 - 14 FTS - crashed on approach Cranfield (Sgt [Pilot] L.G. CAEN - 158168, survived the accident).
    Oxford I - N6236 - 14 FTS - collided with Oxford L4642; crashed Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire; F/O A.B. CHALKELEY in L4642 could land safely.
    (Already as a casualty on N6236: LAC [Pilot u/t] Henry K. MATSON - 971238).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Boseley ,20, is registered at Paddington, W Central London, Possibly an accident or Air Raid victim
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dick. (26th May and 2nd June are hospital dates !).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    During the afternoon of 2nd December 1940 Whitley P4958 crashed near Linton on Ouse and in the hours that followed the bomb load exploded. I have a note that there were possibly five ground crew killed while fighting the fire, Henk, I notice you dont have any of the names below listed so do you know how they met their end please ? If any were as a result of this incident near Linton on Ouse I would be very interested to learn it.

    Any idea of their identities please....

    One possible is AC2 Frederick P Griffiths RAF (1250935), aged 24. Buried Newton on Ouse Churchyard, Yorkshire. The local churchyard for Linton's casualties.

    The others, if indeed they were killed, must have been buried in their home towns.

    Using Geoff's Search Engine can anyone say where the following died please..

    Walter Douglas Victor ALDRIDGE 914347
    Alfred George HASLETT 913403 (MiD on 1st Jan 1941)
    Alfred John PATTERSON 292439
    Robert SMITH 625232
    Basil Harvey Simmonds WORTH 1150072

    or perhaps if the explosion took place before midnight, perhaps...

    Arthur William GIBBONS 1258420

    regards Rich Allenby

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    The following of those names are registered in Bulmer district:
    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/bulmer.html
    includes Linton-on-Ouse


    Aldridge
    Griffiths
    Haslett
    Patterson
    Smith

    All are Vol 9d, pg 772 Q3 of 1940

    Worth is registered in Windsor, Berks.
    Arthur W Gibbons age 40 in Maidstone district, Kent
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 24th September 2010 at 08:52. Reason: Added Griffiths based on Paul's message below, forgot to add him, 5 men in Bulmer district.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    Dennis and Frederick P Griffiths registration district is I assume the same.. Which makes 5!

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    Hi folks, Bulmer district is spot on for the area a mile north of Linton airfield where this Whitley came down so its looking like we have our five.

    It also gives slightly extra information in that as the aircraft crashed at 16.14hrs on 2nd December it was some hours until the bomb/s went up after midnight on the 3rd.

    Superb result, many thanks. regards Rich.

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    Excellent info friends; mentioned names of the groundcrew to my P4958 file.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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