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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 20-12-1940

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

    AC2 Charles S.J. BROOKS - 1175992 - not found Flight archives;
    AC2 Ian F. DODWELL - 1268098 - killed on active service;
    Cpl Albert P. GOWERS - 844507 - 3 BC, 907 (Balloon) Sqn, Woodberry Down, N.London - died of wounds or injuries received on active service;
    AC2 Robert E. ('Dick') MOORE - 1310173 - killed on active service;
    LAC John C.D. SPURGIN - 1058860 - killed on active service, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Thomas N. WILSON - 754004 - 600 Sqn (Catterick, Yorkshire) - killed in action (while flying in operations against the enemy) - can't find a match in Blenheim and Beaufighter file.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Master I - N7617 - 8 FTS - crashed on approach at night, Montrose.
    Oxford I - V3215 - RAFC - crashed on take-off at night Londonthorpe, Lincolnshire.
    Tiger Moth II - N6600 - 22 EFTS - crashed on overshoot, Cambridge.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hello Henk

    Charles S.J. BROOKS - aged 25, Wirral 1940 Q4
    Ian F. DODWELL - aged 18, Wirral 1940 Q4
    Albert GOWERS - aged 53, Aylsbury 190 Q4.
    Robert E. ('Dick') MOORE - are you sure was he not RICHARD E. MOORE? His death is registered at Wirral aged 20
    John C.D. SPURGIN - aged 18, Grantham 1940 Q4(Oxford I 3251 ?)
    Thomas N. WILSON - aged 20, Richmond 1940 Q4

    It would suggest the 3 deaths at wirral are conected in some way.
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    Andy

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    Would suggest Wilson is on

    Bristol Blenheim Mk.I
    Operator: RAF 600 Sqn.
    Registration: L1467

    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=14841

    Though says 2 casualties so missing 1

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    Yep L1467

    http://www.allenby.info/aircraft/planes/dales/l9034.html

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    Hi Henk
    Warner's "Blenheim" confirms loss of Blenheim If BQ-W (no serial)in a crash nr Richmond ,Yorkshire, Sgt Wilson (no initial given) killed,P/O Holmes A/G, injured but died later
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Andy, Paul and Dick for this excellent help. Second casualty on Blenheim L1467 was P/O George H. HOLMES - DFM - 84682 - who died 26-12-1940 and lies buried Catterick cemetery.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    The Home Security Daily Intelligence Reports for this date report a raid on Hooton Aerodrome in Cheshire (near Ellesmere Port), with three airmen killed: these are almost certainly the three casualties registered at Wirral.

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    Newspaper Obituary on DODWELL states died as a result of enemy action

    Martyn

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