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Thread: 3 RAF Casualties 13/01/1940

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    Default 3 RAF Casualties 13/01/1940

    What caused the deaths of and to what unit(s) belonged:

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Stewart V. Maxted, RAFVR 902968, age 23, 13/01/1940, Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk, UK
    Pilot Officer (Pilot) Stanley M. West, RAF 42778, age 24, 13/01/1940, Grantham Cemetery, UK
    Aircraftman 2nd Class William M. Wood, RAF 635600, age 20, 13/01/1940, Berwick-upon-Tweed Cemetery, UK

    Regards,

    Bart

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    Maxted and Wood both Died on Active Service, West Kiled on Active Service

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    West was killed in the crash of Oxford N6380 at Plungar, Leics

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    DaveW

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    DaveW

    Thanks I see this was not in the original Air Britain Aeromilitaria list!

    Paul

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    Paul

    No but it is in ABS. I have started to go through the ABS lists to compare them with the Crash List and the corrections are being passed to Jim Halley as they arise.

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    DaveW

    Thanks - I know you have supplied a lot of correction over the last 2 or 3 years, which were published - and now you get an early look of the lists to add you bits and pieces, so does that mean there is a long list of new 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942 and now 1943 data that will find its way into a issue or number of issues in the future?

    If so I can't wait!!!!

    Paul

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    Paul I have sent you a PM

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    Dave,

    If it is known that West was killed in the crash of Oxford N6380, is it also known to what unit he belonged to? I assume it must have been a Flight School?

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    Bart

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    Bart

    13 FTS

    regards

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    A few years down the line...

    Aircraftman 2nd Class William M. Wood, RAF 635600 - the Berwickshire News and General Advertiser of Tuesday, January 16th 1940 reported:

    BERWICK AIR GUNNER KILLED
    Collision With Lorry During Black-Out
    Cycling along a dark road to rejoin his unit, William Meston Wood, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Wood, of 59, St. Aidan’s Road, Berwick, came into collision with a lorry.
    He was severely injured, and died after removal to hospital. His parents received word on Friday that he was seriously ill and that he had died on Sunday.
    Wood was 19 years of age and would have reached his 20th birthday next month. He had been in Cambridgeshire. He joined the Royal Air Force 11 months ago and was an air gunner.
    The funeral is to take place on Wednesday, when full military honours will be accorded.

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    Simon

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