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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 10-12-1940

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

    Sgt (Pilot) Basil P. BUCHEGGER - 904138 - RAF from Switserland - killed on active service;
    F/O Basil M. COOK - 76195 - 18 BC, 968 (Balloon) Sqn, Belfast - not found Flight archives;
    P/O (Pilot) William E. HOLLAND - 88413 - killed on active service, and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Norman H. OWEN - 1101265 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Magister I - L8070 - 24 EFTS - collided with Tiger Moth BB738 over St.Albans, Herts.
    Tiger Moth II - N9115 - 14 EFTS - dived into ground Maxstoke Priory, Warwickshire.
    Tiger Moth - BB738 - 24 EFTS - collided with Magister L8070.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Buchegger,25, Owen,19, and Holland,49, are all registered at St.Albans which suggests the collision. The only reservation I would have is with Holland's age which seems a little old but not impossible. I did find another William E Holland,40, at S Shields, Northumberland, but CWGC gives only 1 for that date with no age. I can't access the records for N Ireland if Cook died near where his unit was stationed
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    Dick
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    Thanks Dick. The question remains who was/were on the Magister and who on the TM. Maybe DaveW has the answer.
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    Sorry , I have the three airman against the two serials but have no idea who was in what a/c.

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    DaveW

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    ......and that's how, for the time being, I'll have it on file as well. Thanks Dave.
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    Hello

    Sgt (Pilot) Basil P. BUCHEGGER - 904138 - the Grave Registration Report records that he was with 24 E.F.T.S.

    P/O (Pilot) William E. HOLLAND - 88413 - the Grave Registration Report records that he was with 1 E.F.T.S.

    LAC (Pilot u/t) Norman H. OWEN - 1101265 - the Grave Registration Report records that he was also with 1 E.F.T.S.

    F/O Basil M. COOK - 76195 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Dryman, Stirlingshire. His entry in the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 11.15 p.m. at the Military Hospital, Buchanan, due to arterio schlerosis,

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    Simon

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