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    Default Sgt(A/B)Thomas William Brittain 1577036 KIA 07-09-43 serving with 310 FTU

    Hello,

    Looking for the circumstances of this airman's death which was registered in Honiton.
    Many thanks,

    Rol

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    Rol, Hi,

    Looks like another casualty Reg Honiton on same day? RAFWEB confirms - and no reason. Can't find 310 FTU at Exeter, Dunkeswell, or Merryfield (nearest airfields). RAFWEB says 310 FTU based at Harwell (long way away?). Might be RTA?

    Deaths Q3 1943
    (RAF Sgt) BRITTAIN Thomas W 20 Honiton 5b 20
    (RAF Sgt) Phillips Roy 34 Honiton 5b 20

    HTH
    Peter Davies

    PS Phillips was serving under an assumed name. Parents listed, CWGC, as 'Isenstein'. He was buried in Jewish Cemetery.
    Last edited by Resmoroh; 17th August 2016 at 12:47. Reason: Late info
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    The Tamworth Herald of September 11th 1943 reports Brittain's death, saying it was the result of an accident, but giving no more details.

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    So - if "accident" (post #3) is correct, then ('KIA' post #1 heading) is inconsistent? 310 FTU used a lot of Wellingtons. Who has the 'Wellington File' (or equivalent) to have a look for incidents on this date (6 to 8 Sep 1943)?
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    Hello,

    KIA in 'Flight' Dec 2nd 1943 P.628

    I have got Wellington Crash Log Vol.1 by David J Smith but this only covers 1937-42 has anybody got Vol.2 - Was it ever published ?

    The Aeroplane Dec 43 P.677 has Phillips & Brittain KIA


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    Hello

    Maybe not the answer of your question, but check with Wellington LN379, 310 FTU (3 OADU), same day.

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    Finn Buch

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    7-9-43 LN379 Wellington X, 3OADU,cr fcd ldg nr Chardstock.(http://dorset.hampshireairfields.co.uk/dorcrash.html)
    Chardstock was/is in the Honiton Registration District.
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    Hello,

    Thanks to everyone, looks like Finn might have the answer.


    Rol

    Though on reflection it doesn't seem to fit with KIA unless attacked by an intruder?
    Last edited by Roundhead; 18th August 2016 at 11:39.

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