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    Default Patrica bay Losses - Various details

    Can anyone help with ages [and forenames and hometown where indicated] of the following, not documented on the CWGC site:

    15-12-1941 MacDougall Donald Clark F/L C/549 Hometown: Winnipeg, MB 13 OTU - Stranraer 927 attempted landing at entrance to Nanoose Bay

    17-12-1942 Bellotti Alphonse Michael Sgt. R/132610 Hometown: Woodside, Long Island, NY 32 OTU - Anson R3431 flew into sea north-east of Salt Spring Island

    16-03-1943 Dion Walter Leon WO II R/116350 Hometown: Penetanguishene, ON 122 Sqn - Bolingbroke 9084 crashed into Mill Bay

    14-06-1943 Douglas-Home George Cospatrick F/O 126996 Hometown: Coldstream, Berwickshire 32 OTU - Hampden AJ992 crashed into the sea in bad weather about 20 km West of Cape Flattery

    14-06-1943 Sugden Charles P/O 151391 Hometown: Bradford, Yorkshire 32 OTU - Hampden AJ992 crashed into the sea in bad weather about 20 km West of Cape Flattery

    16-10-1943 Allcorn Ronald Frank Sgt. 1318169 Hometown: Wickham, Kent 32 OTU - Hampden AN132 flew into hill near Maggie Lake, 7 miles NE of Ucluelet while on a night navigation exercise

    28-01-1944 Watson Ronald Frederick L'Anson Sgt. 1604441 Hometown: Redhill, Surrey 32 OTU - Hampden P1200 disappeared off Washington Coast while on a night navigation exercise

    12-04-1944 Blenkiron J. [forename?] L. [forename?] Civilian [Hometown: ?] 32 OTU - Beech Expeditor HB124 went out of control in bad weather and crashed into stand of fir trees near NAS Whitby Island

    13-11-1944 Gordon Ernest Sgt. 985480 [Hometown: ?] 3 OTU - Canso 11022 plunged into Saanich Inlet

    13-07-1945 Mann Margaret LAC W/302037 Hometown: North Vancouver, BC 11 Sqn - Liberator 11121 hit mountain 7 miles SE of Bamfield

    With thanks:

    Robert

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    Please forgive a minor picky observation: in December 1941 Stranraer 927 was with No. 13 (OT) Squadron. The RCAF never had a 13 OTU.

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    Douglas-Home George Cospatrick F/O 126996 - as has been mentioned on here before, he was the son of the 13th Earl of Home, and brother of future British Prime Minister Alec Douglas-Home. He was born on September 2nd 1922.

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    Thanks, Bill and Simon - all input appreciated.

    Robert

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    Hi Robert,

    Billotti 12 April 1921

    Dion 11 May 1919

    Mann 30 November 1914

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    Hi Dave: Many thanks.

    Robert

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    Posting one Patricia Bay loss name again in the hope of additional details of this casualty:

    12-04-1944 Blenkiron J. [forename?] L. [forename?] Civilian [Hometown: ?] 32 OTU - Beech Expeditor HB124 went out of control in bad weather and crashed into stand of fir trees near NAS Whidbey Island

    TIA:

    Robert
    Last edited by robstitt; 8th February 2016 at 17:05. Reason: Corrected to Whidbey - thanks Ian... again!

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    Robert,
    Looks like the guy.
    Births Q1 1916
    Sugden Charles (MMS)Hadfield (Reg)Bury 8c 853 Cmd 5 Mar 43.
    He's the only Charles Sugden (single forename, as per Commissioning entry in LG) in the time frame!
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    Peter Davies
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    We might not know - but we might know who does!

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    Regarding Blenkiron. The crash was on Whidbey Island in Washington State. Mr J.L. Blenkiron was a representative of the Douglas Aircraft company and so very likely a United States citizen.
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    Robert

    BLENKIRON, Joseph Lambert

    Age: 25
    Born: 25 May 1918 at California
    Died: 12 Apr 1944
    Buried: British Columbia
    Father: Blenkiron, James M
    Mother: Lambert, Eva
    Cause of death: Wounds & burns from plane crash

    Source: Island County Death Certificates 1907-1952 at http://www.gsswi.org/documents/deatha_b.pdf

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    Simon

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