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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 29-12-1940

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

    LAC (Pilot u/t) Vernon F.le.F. ALLEN - 1259510 - killed on active service;
    AC1 Louis H. ALINSON - 644929 - 13 Sqn, Hooton Park - died of wounds or injuries received on active service;
    P/O (Obs) Kenneth W. EDWARDS - 85285 - killed on active service;
    AC2 Thomas E. HARDIMAN - 1200688 - killed on active service;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) John McC. HICKS - 924144 - killed on active service;
    P/O (Pilot) Vernon S. REYNOLDS - 40742 - not found Flight archives, and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) John K. SEWELL - 1183317 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Audax I - K5211 - 9 FTS - crashed on approach Yatton Keynell, 4 miles NW of Chippenham, Wiltshire.
    Defiant I - N1806 - 141 Sqn - crashed on take-off Gravesend.
    Hurricane I - V7230 - 145 Sqn - flew into ground at night Chiseldon Wood, Selhurst Park, Sussex.
    Hurricane I - W9123 - 7 FPP - flew into high ground near Maesteg, Glamorganshire.
    Master I - T8329 - 8 FTS - crashed on overshoot at night Montrose.
    Oxford II - R6357 - 2 FTS - crashed in forced landing Tadpole Bridge, 2½ mile S of Brampton, Oxfordshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T7019 - 3 EFTS - damaged byond repair in accident; location not known.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Reynolds & Edwards Blenheim L4868

    Gil Hurricane V7230

    Allen reg. at Sleaford no suggestion

    Hardiman reg. at Camberwell London no suggestion

    Hicks reg. at Montrose Master T8329

    Sewell reg. at Wantage, possibly the TM T7019

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    Hi Henk
    Edwards,24 and Reynolds,25 are registered at Huntingdon. Allen,24 is registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Allinson,21 is registered at Wirral which covers Birkenhead and the area around it (?another Air raid casualty from the earlier raids).Sewell,25, is registered at Wantage(at the time it was in N Berkshire but is now in Oxfordshire but not close enough for the accident at Bampton). Hardiman,29, is registered at Camberwell, E London. I couldn't find Hicks which may mean he died in Scotland.
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    Hi Henk
    If Tiger Moth T7019 was with 3 EFTS it was based at Hamble in Hampshire and a long way from Wantage(Sewell). I don't know if basic training at that time included a Nav Exercise with a landing away from base but that is about the only way it could have gone as far as the Wantage area.
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    W9123 was a non-fatal accident, the HQSFP ORB recorded as December 30th 1940, “Sgt Porada, F. force landed in Hurricane W9123 at Maesteg, aircraft struck hilltop when landing. Total wreck but pilot OK.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Dick

    apologies for contradicting you but 3 EFTS was at Watchfield from 20/7/1940 with RLG at Kelmscot. (RAF Flying Training & Support Units)

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    Without access to Errols FYT (at the moment) is Reynolds listed as RAF or RNZAF?

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    Paul

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    PS

    Dave, what do you mean about 'Gil' in V7230 ?

    Many Thanks

    Paul

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    Paul,

    I added that in response to Henk's possible incident list but forgot to add that it was not fatal, Jozef Gil 76765 was injured. He was later posted missing 31/12/1942 whilst with 306S.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Without access to Errols FYT (at the moment) is Reynolds listed as RAF or RNZAF?

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    Paul
    FYT Vol.1 page 104: Reynolds NZ40742 listed as RNZAF.
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    Henk.

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