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    Hi guys

    Following one the wonderful response to my August casualties enquiries, can anyone provide details of casualties of the following incidents, please?

    23/10/40: Anson N5245 hit balloon cable, one killed.

    9/11/40: Anson N9945 hit balloon cable, five killed

    14/1/41: Lysander R2000 hit balloon cable, two killed.

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    From: http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1940.htm

    09/11/1940 Anson N9945 BATDU Hit balloon cable in Birmingham. The crew of 5 were killed. Their names are believed to have been Goldsmith (navigator), Henry Biggs (special wireless operator), J Murphy 631909, G McGeogh 644316 and possibly F P Fry 44409 (pilot).

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    Lysander R2000 hit cable in Runcorn
    The two killed were,
    Sergeant (Pilot) Sidney James SAUNDERS 748378
    ACM 1st Class (W. Op.) Jack Stanley SOUTHERN 639993

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    Thanks Amrit and Andy - I just knew you guys would help!

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    Confirm names given by Amrit on Anson N9945, although CWGC has them all on 8.11.40.

    Nothing on N5245 (crashed into house Southampton), however unaccounted for this date:
    P/O Frederick E. STRONGE - 79997 - killed on active service.

    Another possibility: F/Lt (Pilot) Thomas M.B. NEWTON - 78557.

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    Thanks for the input Henk

    Thanks for the input Henk.

    Whilst I have the attention and interest of the experts, may I request further help. I believe all were victims of balloons, but I have no immediate information on training units losses:

    16/1/41 Anson N9736 2 killed including F/O Psuja (who was other?)

    12/3/41 Master 7831 59 OTU 1 killed

    16/5/41 Two Tiger Moths of 9 EFTS T5712 and T5609 - all 4 killed

    2/6/41 Spifire 53 OTU 1 killed

    I really am grateful for any help and will acknowledge accordingly.

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    Brian

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    16/05/1941 Tiger Moth T5712 of 9 EFTS hit a balloon cable and crashed at Walsgrave. P/O C C Brackenbury and LAC Logan were both killed.

    http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1941.htm

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    Thanks again Amrit

    The Spitfire pilot of 53 OTU killed on 2/6/41 was I believe Sgt Alex Cameron RCAF, but I don't have aircraft serial number.

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    Spitfire serial is X4719

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    Hello Brian
    They Shall Grow not old confirms the death of Sgt Alexander Robert Cameron R71727 on 2.6.41 aged 25 with 53 OTU. Killed when his spitfire hit a barrage balloon cable and crashed. No serial quoted.
    However I have just done a quick search of The Spitfire Site.
    http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/home.htm
    A possible candidate is
    Spitfire Ia X4719, FF 9-11-40 9MU 19-11-40 92S 15-2-41 53OTU 8-3-41 FACE total wreck 2-6-41 SOC 10-6-41.
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