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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 31-12-1940

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

    AC1 Leslie R. DAVIES - 908291 - not found Flight archives;
    Sgt (Pilot) Maurice A.W. LEE - 742796 - killed on active service;
    Sgt (Pilot/Instr.) Donald A. STOCKTON - 740333 - killed on active service, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Bernard C. WEBBER - 754818 - 603 Sqn, Drem, East Lothian - killed on active service.

    Only one proposed aircraft serial:

    Magister I - L8355 - 15 EFTS - flew into ground Ullswater, 3 miles SW of Pooley Bridge, Cumberland.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk,

    Aircraft was flown solo by LAC J R Senior who survived the crash to be subject to a Court Martial.

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    Henk

    Davies's death reg.at North Walsham, Norfolk. No suggestion

    Lee killed in the crash of unknown Spitfire 'LZ-F' of 421 Flt at Addington, Surrey.
    " ... the year ended on a sad note for No 421 Flt with the death of one of its original founder members, Sgt Maurice Lee. He had taken off at first light on the 31st to perform a routine weather flight, an finding that the visibilty over east Kent was becoming progressively worse, had attempted to land at Biggin Hill in atrocious conditions. Striking the ground short of the airfield, Lee was killed when his Spitfire was engulfed in flames" (No 91 'Nigeria' Squadron by Peter Hall.)

    Stockton killed in the crash of TM K4272 at Hockley Heath LG, another casualty was Armstrong. I do not have his initials.

    Webber killed in Spitfire P7550 at Quixwood Farm, Grantshouse, Berw

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    A possible identity for the Spitfire of 421 Flight is P7497 which was soc on 9th Jan 1941.

    DaveW

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    I have the following for Webber:

    31.12.40
    Supermarine Spitfire IIA P7550 603 Sqn. Drem
    754818 Sgt Bernard Clare Webber pilot (K)
    Aircraft crashed during a snowstorm at Grantshouse, Berwickshire.

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    Thanks friends for all your excellent help.
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    Default Attn DaveW

    Sgt STOCKTON on TM K4272 (not listed Aeromilitaria 'Crashes in UK'):
    Armstrong as mentioned by you may have been Ldg NA Alan ARMSTRONG - FX.81988 - HMS Daedalus; died of wounds this day and lies buried Tynemouth (Preston) Cem., Northumberland.
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    Henk

    re Armstrong, that's the one! Registered at Birmingham, thanks

    DaveW

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    George Mcmillan R 63668 , attached to 5 SFTS, collapsed after jumping the fence surrounding the station and died a few minutes after admission to Brantford general hospital of a coronary thrombosis

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