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    Default Unaccounted airmen 23-12-1940

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

    AC2 Albert E. GOULDING - 978247 - 35 Sqn (Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire) - killed on active service.
    AC2 Robert E. MADDEN - 928206 - 10 BC, 925 (Balloon) Sqn, Manchster & Bowlee - not found Flight archives.

    Oxford I N6277 of 2 FTS flew into high ground at night Southrop LG, Gloucestershire (as casualty already LAC [Pilot u/t] Alfrede M.P. DICKFORD - 919448.
    Oxford I V3229 of RAFC crashed Belton Park, Grantham, Lincolnshire (as casualty already LAC [Pilot u/t] Richard N. TAIT - 1165238; death registered at Grantham).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Madden,19,is registered in Manchester, which ties in with his unit and with the Air Raids on the 21/22/Dec,40. I couldn't find Goulding although he is in Chorley Vol 9,Roll of Honour,as being on 35 Sqn and with D-O-D of 23/12/4O, the same as CWGC
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    As ever, thanks Dick for your help. Getting tired now and quit for today.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    No. 35 Sqn moved to Linton on 12/12/40 but didn't start Operations until 10/11 March so Goulding is a non operational death

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    Eddie,
    Or he was killed in an air raid, what I agree, was non operational but a reason to list him as being "killed on active service".
    What's your idea ?
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    To my knowledge Linton wasn't bombed so I suppose that leaves a ground accident of some sort.

    York was bombed in 1940 and 1941 (as well as the main one in 1942) but I don't have any dates or casualties. Without a place of death registration it is all guess work

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    Thanks Eddie for this additional info. Will not spend more time to this airman as about 900 names are left on my unaccounted list !
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    Re: AC2 Albert E. GOULDING - 978247 - 35 Sqn (Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire) - killed on active service.

    The recently released Casualty Files show the following summary:

    Aircraftman A E Goulding: killed; enemy action at Manchester, 35 Squadron, 23 December 1940.
    Main areas of research:

    - CA Butler and the loss of Lancaster ME334 (http://rafww2butler.wordpress.com/ )
    - Aircrew Training (Basic / Trade / Operational / Continuation / Conversion)
    - The History of No. 35 Squadron (1916 - 1982) (https://35squadron.wordpress.com/)

    [Always looking for copies of original documents / photographs etc relating to these subjects]

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