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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 23-2-1941

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

    LAC (Pilot u/t) Robert G. HEWLETT-WHITAKER - 1152416 - not found Flight archives, and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Roger F. NEWMAN - 927517 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft loss for this day:

    Master I - N8000 - 8 FTS - flew into ground near Kilrenny, Fifeshire.
    Blenheim IV - T2040 - 59 Sqn - abandoned near Lamerton, near Tavistock, Devon.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Another 59 Sqn Blenheim loss for this day was V5394 (overshot landing at night St.Eval).

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    Hi Henk
    Nothing on the 2 names,which could mean Scotland, but Warner has no deaths or injuries on the 2 Blenheims
    Regards
    Dick

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    HEWLETT-WHITAKER is also reported as Killed on Active Service. His number is given as 1152146 in Flight

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    Last edited by Amrit; 8th August 2008 at 18:27.

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    The death of both men are registered in Kilry, Angus, Scotland.
    They both are recorded as pupil pilots and died as a result of multiple injuries.
    The informant was from 8 FTS, Montrose.
    I think it is safe to say both were on Master I - N8000.
    Andy

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    Here's the ORB entry for 8 FTS on that day

    February 23rd 1941, “No.1152416 LAC R.G. Hewlett-Whitaker and No.927517 LAC R.F.
    Newman, (both 27 Course), crashed in Master N8000 – believed through unauthorised low
    flying. Investigation held 24/2/41.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks friends for this quick and clear response.
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    For this date, 61 Air School ORB
    904299 Sgt Bland G L pupil of No 4 Course reported drowned at VICTORIA BAY. Body not recovered.

    26th Feb - Body of Sgt Bland found
    28th Feb - Funeral of Sgt Bland at George
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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