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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 22-2-1941

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

    P/O (Pilot) Maurice A. BRUNDALL - 81347 - killed on active service;
    P/O (Pilot) Alan S. CAMERON - 83212 - killede on active service;
    LAC Richard G. MARSHALL - 1162707 - not found Flight archives;
    Cpl William Y. ODGERS - 549825 - 59 Sqn (Manston, Kent) - killed on active service (Crashed in UK WW2 has the loss of Blenheim IV 23-2-1941: abandoned near Lamerton, near Tavistock, Devon), and
    Cadet (Pilot u/t) Royston C. OULSTON - 1257324 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim I - L6731 - 54 OTU - destroyed by fire in accident; no further details.
    Dominie I - R9561 - SFP - crashed on take-off Prestwick.
    Hurricane I - L2076 - 55 OTU - crashed on take-off Aston Down.
    Master I - N7818 - 5 FTS - overshot landing Ternhill.
    Master I - N7828 - 8 FTS - crashed in forced landing off Montrose.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Default Blenheim IV - 23-2-1941

    Blenheim serial mentioned in my question under ODGERS was T2040 OR V5394 (overshot landing at night St.Eval).

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    Neither crews of T2040 or V5394 sustained any serious injuries.

    Blenheim K7083 was also destroyed in a fire at 54 OTU on that date bu Warner gives no details of any casualties, if there were any.

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    Last edited by Amrit; 8th August 2008 at 19:17.

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    Hi Henk
    Brundell,25, registered at Cambridge, Cameron,30, registered at Tadcaster W Yorkshire, a Richard G G Marshall,35 registered at Birmingham,Odgers,22, registered at Thanet which covers Manston, however 59 Sqn losses that night were in Cornwell in bad weather around St Eval returning from an attack on Brest. T2040 abandoned nr Lamerton,V5394 crashed on landing at St Eval,R5631 overshot the landing at St Eval. This comes from Warner's Blenheim and he reports no casualties
    Oulston's name didn't come up and may mean Scotland
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    The death of Royston Clifford OULSON (note spelling) was registered at Montrose, Angus.
    He was recorded as a pupil at 8 FTS and died as a result of broken neck (Aircraft accident).
    His aicraft is recorded as having flown into the sea near to the aerodrome.
    Therefore it is likley that he was on Master I - N7828.
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    No.8 FTS ORB enrty re:Oulson

    February 22nd 1941, “No.1257324 LAC Oulson, R.C., (30 Course), killed in Master N7826.
    Crashed in sea just off the aerodrome. Investigation held 24/2/41.”

    There is nothing in the 5 FTS ORB for that overshoot, the only entry is from the day before and is for another unrelated accident.

    February 21st 1941, “Banbury, Master N7683 crashed and No.999073 LAC Barratt received
    fatal injuries.”
    Last edited by alclark; 9th August 2008 at 01:51.
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    Thanks friends for your worthwhile info; much appreciated.
    Regards and good weekend,
    Henk.

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    Cameron probably involved with 54 OTU Blenheim as Kirby Wharfe is cemeterey for Church Fenton and this unit was the only one there at the time.

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    Thanks John. Took note of your remark.
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    Hurricane L2076 55 OTU Engine Failure Taking off Failed to Take off Airscrew In Coarse Pitch Stalled and hit Bank of Earth off edge of Drome Pilot Unhurt P/O Lukaszewicz S PO159 .

    Phill jones

    This Pilot also was invovlved in a Prang on the 26/2/41 In Hurricane N2592 ALSO of 55 OTU .
    Last edited by phill jones; 12th August 2012 at 21:22. Reason: More info

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