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    Aircraftman 2nd Class
    William Frederick PHUR (963359)


    1940-06-04

    William Frederick Phur, aged 38. of Sutton, Surrey, who fell from motor-lorry on Sunday and died from a fractured skull.
    Evidence was given that several airmen were being given a lift on the lorry, which was carrying milk churns, but they were riding in the cab and no one saw Phur get on the back of the lorry. An aircraftman who was walking along the road, said he saw two objects tall from the lorry, one of which was milk chum and the other Phur. The lorry was not travelling fast. The ...
    Published: Friday 07 June 1940
    Newspaper: Western Mail
    County: Glamorgan, Wales
    Type: Illustrated | Words: 520 | Page: 6, 7 | Tags: none

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    Leading Aircraftman William John SPIRRELL (524121) 1940-06-07 615 Sqdn


    SAW FIANCE DROWN

    ... -Aircraftman William John Spirrell, from drowning, *' Accidental death was the verdict. Phyllis Charlotte West, starch packer, of 2, Point-cotts, Turnchapel, said she had been engaged to Spirrell for three and a half years. Spirrell, who went into the water ...
    Published: Saturday 15 June 1940
    Newspaper: Western Morning News
    County: Devon, England
    Type: Article | Words: 197 | Page: 6 | Tags: none

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    Sergeant Joseph Stanley MOREHEN (742034) Pilot 1940-06-08

    http://www.parish-council.com/pilton...?pageid=645778


    He crashed in one of these North American Harvard 1 Trainers, Serial No.P5841, on a 'High Dive Bombing Exercise

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    Aircraftman 2nd Class Joseph DOAK (965128) 1940-06-09




    DROWNED IN BRICK PIT

    ... disused brick pit at Arlesey, Bedfordshire, while bathing on Sunday. He was Joseph Doak, whose home is Liverpool. He was one of four airmen who had gone swimming to this place. Doak was an indifferent swimmer and after being in the water for only five minutes ...
    Published: Tuesday 11 June 1940
    Newspaper: Liverpool Echo
    County: Lancashire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 81 | Page: 5 | Tags: none

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    Sgt Derek Joseph Craven
    BIRTH
    unknown
    DEATH
    11 Jun 1940
    Benson, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
    BURIAL
    St. Helen Churchyard Extension
    Benson, South Oxfordshire District, Oxfordshire, England
    PLOT
    Row F, grave 7
    MEMORIAL ID
    65262648

    Sergeant 581207 Craven, RAF, was the son of Ernest and Louisa Craven of Cleveleys, Lancashire. He was killed on active service on 11th June 1940, age 25.

    (It is probable that Sergeant Craven was killed on board a fairey Battle aircraft which took off from RAF Benson on 11th June 1940. The aircraft suffered an engine failure on a cross-country training flight and crashed near the airfield.)

    Fairey battle K9463 12. OTU

    I expect also killed in this based ion freebmd

    Leading Aircraftman
    Percival Arthur LEWIS (547112) Wireless Operator


    1940-06-11

    Pilot Officer
    Basil Percy THOMSON (36264)


    1940-06-11



    Craven
    *Derek J
    *25
    *Ploughley.
    *3a
    2577
    **
    Lewis
    *Percival A
    *20
    *Ploughley
    *3a
    2577

    **
    Thomson
    *Basil P
    *20
    *Ploughley.
    *3a
    2577
    **







    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/65262648/craven


    There was another 12 OTU crash the day before

    Pilot Officer N C Pettit: injured; aircraft accident, Benson, Battle L5282, 12 Operational Training Unit, 10 June 194

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    Pilot Officer Bruce REYNOLDS (42528) Pilot 1940-08-20 59 Sqdn France Bayeux War Cemetery

    Blenheim R2795 left Thorney Island, 22.00hr, to Caen with P/O B Reynolds 42528, Sgt WGF Whiting 581252, Sgt WGJ Wilkinson 546143. FTR. P/O Reynolds died from wound 20/08/1940 & buried with crew (from ‘Costal Command Losses’, Vol 1, by Ross McNeill)
    http://blenheimsociety.com/wp-conten...contents-1.pdf

    Also located the AIR81 -> 2693

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    Flight Lieutenant Ivor Chudleigh Bethune WORTHINGTON-WILMER (25062) Pilot 1940-07-04 18 Sqdn Netherlands Zwartewaal General Cemetery Ref : Row A. Grave 16.
    Sergeant George Edwin MAYDON (538737) Wireless Operator 1940-07-04 18 Sqdn Netherlands Oostvoorne Protestant Cemetery

    From : The Other Few: The Contribution Made by Bomber and Coastal Aircrew

    Blenheim L8866 shot down by an Bf 109

    Also at https://sites.google.com/site/wo2vpr...07-04-blenheim (As posted by Simon)

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    We have hit 90% Coverage for the 1940 records - 6199 records done.. 689 unaccounted for.


    Ac type related to the CWGC fatalities (RAF Serials only) and no of incidents/losses/accidents

    Ac type Incidents Killed
    Blenheim 485 1206
    Wellington 125 575
    Hampden 170 552
    Hurricane 424 435
    Whitley 96 352
    Hudson 79 278
    Spitfire 244 257
    Battle 112 244
    Anson 45 133
    Beaufort 33 97
    Sunderland 11 85
    Oxford 58 83
    Lysander 43 81
    Master 45 58
    Defiant 32 52
    Magister 32 50
    Wellesley 17 35
    Bombay 7 33
    Harvard 25 33
    Gladiator 27 27
    Tigermoth 13 22
    Henley 11 20
    Swordfish 7 14
    Beaufighter 6 13
    Hart 8 11
    Wallace 7 11
    Audax 10 10
    Botha 4 9
    DH95 1 9
    Maryland 3 9
    Hind 5 8
    Tiger 5 6
    Lockheed 1 6
    Hereford 3 6
    Vildebeest 3 5
    Overstrand 2 5
    Stirling 3 5
    Lerwick 2 5
    Demon 4 5
    Mentor 2 5
    Walrus 2 4
    Miles 4 4
    Heyford 2 3
    Hardy 2 3
    Saro London 2 3
    Gauntlet 2 3
    Whirlwind 3 3
    Leopard 1 2
    Tutor 1 2
    Proctor 1 2
    Vega Gull 1 2
    Shark 1 2
    Halifax 2 2
    Hector 2 2
    Valentia 1 2
    Barracuda 1 1
    Vincent 1 1
    Blackburn 1 1
    Typhoon 1 1
    Mohawk 1 1
    (blank)
    Grand Total 2242 4894
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    Hello

    Aircraftman 2nd Class Archibald WILSON (874565) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 4.20 a.m. at the Military Hospital, Buchanan, Drymen, due to tubercular meningitis.

    Aircraftman 2nd Class James DUNNACHIE (972716) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he also died at 4.20 a.m., at Knightswood Hospital, Glasgow, due to acute pulmonary TB.

    Regards

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    Last edited by wwrsimon; 23rd December 2018 at 17:30. Reason: added Dunnachie

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    Corporal Robert Matherson GRAHAM (59460) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 00.40 a.m. at the Miltary Hospital, Edinburgh Castle, due to cardiac asthma and bronchial pneumonia. His name is recorded as Robert Mathieson Graham, and he is listed as an Engineer (Fitter), stationed at Carluke.

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