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Thread: 1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation

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    Corp Alfred Clive HORTON (1711)

    Williamstown Chronicle
    Sat 6 June 1940

    Coporal A. C. HORTON.
    Corporal Alfred Clive Horton, of
    the RA..A.F. Band at Laverton, died
    suddenly on Friday morning, 22nd
    December, at his residence, Queen
    street, Altona. He leaves a widow and
    young family. The funeral with full
    Air Force honors took place on Sat
    urday morning at Heidelberg Ceme
    tery. Rev. T. P. H. Woodford officlat
    ed at the cemetery. Ernest W. Jack
    son was the undertaker.

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    Pilot Officer Robert John OHLMEYER ()
    Australia

    http://www.3squadron.org.au/subpages/Ohlmeyer.htm


    The Kiama Independent, Saturday 25 November 1939
    FATAL PLANE CRASH NEAR JAMBEROO. 
R.A.A.F. PILOT KILLED.
    Pilot-Officer Ohlmeyer, of the R.A.A.F., was killed when a Hawker Demon plane [Serial A1-62], of which he was the sole occupant, crashed at Fountaindale, near Jamberoo NSW, shortly after 3 o'clock on Thursday afternoon. *It had been a cloudy day, and visibility was poor. *
    Mr. Wallace Alexander, jnr., who was working near Wallaby Hill, saw the plane go over in a southerly direction, and then he momentarily lost sight of it behind a cloud. *Only a few seconds later, he saw it again, nose-diving to the earth, with the pilot following it, his parachute not then fully open. *
    Mr. Alexander, with several others, rode over to the scene of the accident, and found that the pilot had landed about a hundred yards away from the wreckage of his machine. *He was unable to speak, and died within a few seconds. *His parachute was torn, and a large piece of it ripped away. *The plane had struck the ground with terrific force, being buried almost to behind the wings. *Petrol and oil and pieces of machinery were scattered over a wide area. *Another observer, standing near the Jamberoo Factory Lane, had heard the note of the engine change from the normal throbbing to a kind of scream...
    The body of the pilot was removed by Ambulance to the Kiama Hospital Morgue, and a police guard was placed at the scene of the accident. *RAAF officers and men later came down and took charge. The late Pilot Officer Ohlmeyer, who came from Clare, South Australia, was attached to the Air Force Station at Richmond. *He had recently completed a training course at Point Cook, and was on an authorised flight from Richmond, to which station he was scheduled to return. *The RAAF Court of Enquiry was opened yesterday, when an officer visited the scene of the accident, and also obtained statements from various eye-witnesses. *The wreckage of the plane was salvaged and removed to Sydney. *It was announced that the late Pilot-Officer Ohlmeyer would be buried with full military honours. *

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    Pilot Officer
    James Richard WHITFORD ()


    https://monumentaustralia.org.au/the...chard-whitford

    Forbes Advocate Fri 1 Dec 1939

    TWO OFFICERS
    KILLED
    Air Force Accident
    The Air Board has notified the
    deaths of two officers of the RA.A.F.
    on Wednesday.
    In an official statement it said:
    "The Air Board regrets to announce
    that as the result of an accident on
    November 29, Aircraft Pilot-Officer R. T. Vincent, of Broadford (Victoria)
    and Pilot-Officer J. R. Whitford, of
    N.S.W., suffered fatal injuries."

    Robert Trevor Vincent

    Note Vincent NOT Blenheim I*L6601 as per

    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?uniq=L6601

    Trying to id Aircraft

    PLANE CRASHED
    Wing Had Collapsed
    MELBOURNE, Tuesday.
    Evidence that the port wing of an
    R.A.A.F. 'plane collapsed before the
    machine crashed in the mouth of the
    Werribee River on November 29, kill-
    ing an air pilot and an officer, was
    given before the Coroner to-day.
    The inquiry was held into the death
    of Robert Trevor Vincent, 41, and
    James Richard Whitford, 27, both of
    Point Cook. A verdict of accidental
    death was returned.

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    Found Vincent and Whitford crash


    https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/cras...-cook-2-killed

    Type of aircraft:
    De Havilland DH.60 Moth
    Operator:

    Registration:
    A7-62
    Flight Phase:
    Takeoff (climb)

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    David Lawrence Banks SAAF


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    Westland Wapiti 611
    Crashed 7-10-1937 near Blaauweberstand
    Pilot Lt L C Botha survived
    Passenger A/P DL Banks killed

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    LC Botha is


    BOTHA LOUIS CECIL L C South African Air Force 5 Sqdn. HALFAYA SOLLUM WAR CEMETERY Egypt 1942-06-17

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    Cadet Ralph Vardon NORBURY Australia

    Westland Wapiti II - A5-35


    Cairns Post 7 Dec 1939
    AIR CADET KILLED.
    CRASH AT POINT COOK.
    FORMER QUEENSLAND
    POLICEMAN.
    MELBOURNE, December 6.
    Air Cadet Ralph Vardon Norbury
    (25), of Manly, Brisbane, was fatally
    injured to-day when an Air Force
    training aircraft crashed near its base.
    Norbury was a cadet attached to No.
    1 flying school at Point Cook.
    The plane was flying in formation in
    the vicinity of the base and Norbury
    was flying solo. He went into a slight
    turn and the machine went into a
    spin from which it never recovered.
    Norbury was two years in the
    Queensland police and had been at
    Point Cook two months.
    NATIVE OF ATHERTON.

    Norbury, who was born at Atherton,
    North Queensland, married Miss Thora
    Trapnell, of Cannon Hill, Brisbane, five
    weeks ago, a few days before he left
    to begin air force training at Point
    Cook. He was a keen flyer and had
    held a licence for two years. He was
    educated at Charters Towers and the
    Brisbane' Grammar School. He was a
    cadet in the navy from 1928 to 1931,
    and was a sporting reporter for the
    Brisbane "Truth" before joining the
    police.

    http://ww2talk.com/index.php?threads...2.18267/page-4


    NORBURY, RALPH VARDON Cadet 1 FTS Point Cook 6/12/1939 25 Royal Australian Air Force Australian C. of E. Plt. Cmpt. U. Ln 34.5. Grv 2. (GRM/3). WILLIAMSTOWN GENERAL CEMETERY Australia Victoria

    NORBURY, RALPH VARDON (no S/No) (NAA file digital – RAN service 1931?). RAAF Westland Wapiti II - A5-35 Delivered 06/01/31. Crashed after dropping out of formation near Laverton 6/12/39, Vic. Pilot: Air CDT R. Norbury. Cadet Norbury believed to be flying on the right of formation of three aircraft flown solo by cadets during a gentle turn to the right and was not again sighted by the other pilots until the crash occurred. WILLIAMSTOWN GENERAL CEMETERY

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    Flying Officer Duncan Robinson ANDERSON (C/204)

    Looking for a serial

    Killed in flying accident 20-11-1939
    Halifax Nova Scotia

    “20 November 1939” site:http://www.rwrwalker.ca


    Flying Solo


    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...inson-anderson

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    Aircraftwoman 2nd Class
    Gladys Wendy BRADWELL (884128)

    City R.A.F. Girl Killed in Crash Gladys (wendy) bradwell (28), of 16, Beech Hill Road, Broomhill, Sheffield, a telephonist in the auxiliary section of the R.A.F., was killed in a road accident on the Manchester road. Midhope, last night. She was a passenger in a car driven by Wilfred H. Carter

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    Aircraftwoman 2nd Class Madge Wilson CHAMBERS (884655)



    R.A.F. Planes Salute Airwoman
    ... Salute Airwoman D A.F. planes dipped in salute during the funeral in the West of England yesterday of Aircraftwoman Madge Wilson Chambers. Miss Chambers, who was 20. was the second member of the W.A.A.F. to die on service In Britain since the war began

    She died on Friday after a few days’ illness.


    Published: Tuesday 12 December 1939
    Newspaper: Daily Herald
    County: London, England
    Type: Article | Words: 242 | Page: 7 | Tags: none

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