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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 4-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt (Pilot/Observer) Arthur BELL - 1078557;
    Sgt (Ag) Andrew S. CASSELS - 642096 - 57 Sqn (Feltwell, Norfolk). Believed killed on board of an aircraft that safely returned to base.
    Sgt (Pilot) Francis N. CAVE - 1067025;
    Sgt (Pilot) George E. CHUGG - 1291021;
    AC2 Albert E. HUTCHINSON - 1378712, and
    AC2 Philip H. SHEPPARD - 1070604.

    Any connection to the following aircraft losses this day:

    Hurricane I - V7126 - 56 OTU - crashed in forced landing 2 miles W of Whittlesey, Lincolnshire.
    MagisterI - L8346 - 24 EFTS - flew into ground mile NE of Higham Gobion, Bedfordshire.
    Oxford I - V3986 - 54 OTU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile SE of Church Fenton.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Bell,30 and Chugg,30, are registered ar Ampthill, Bedfordshire, the right area for Higham Gobion, L8346
    Cassells,23, is registered at Downham, Norfolk, the right area for Feltwell. He is in Vol 9 of Chorley BCL so your guess could be a good one
    Cave,19, registered at Tadcaster Yorks
    Hutchinson,34, registered at Bingham, Nottinghamshire
    Sheppard,31, registered at Cardiff
    Regards
    Dick

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    Henk,

    From Times lists:

    Sgt. A.S. Cassels KIA
    Sgts. F.N. Cave and G.E. Chugg KOAS
    AC2 A.E. Hutchinson and P.H. Sheppard DOAS

    Found one A. BELL KOAS IN 16 Sept list, however rank is shown as LAC. Cave and Chugg also in this list.

    Ken
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    Henk

    what about Oxford V3986 at Church Fenton for Cave?

    regards

    DaveW

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    54OTU ORB records Sgt F.N. Cave killed in a flying accident whilst flying an Oxford - although no aircraft serial number is given. The aircraft collided with a tree while Sgt Cave was approaching for a single engine landing, and was burnt out.

    Regards,

    David
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    Thanks friends, good news for the weekend.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    I was concerned that posting this next batch of answers from the F1180s would have put Henk under too much pressure to update after his request to remove his user name.

    I now post them to contine his legacy on RAF Commands.

    F1180 confirms Cave as sole fatality on Oxford V3986

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    Hurricane V7126 56 OTU ,12.30 Practise Beam Attacks , After emerging from Low Cloud Cont to Fly at Low Level and struck HT CABLE and crashed Landed wheels up 2MLS North OF Whittlesey .

    Pilot P/O MC Blanchard US Serving RCAF J5537 it seems he survived this incident

    Phill jones

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    Hello

    Sgt (Pilot/Observer) Arthur BELL - 1078557 and
    Sgt (Pilot) George E. CHUGG - 1291021 - their respective Graves Registration Report Forms confirm their unit as 24 E.F.T.S.

    Regards

    Simon

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