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    23 January 1941 site:http://www.rwrwalker.ca


    Leading Aircraftman John Saunders McMARTIN (R/68270) 1941-01-23
    Sergeant George Delos POMEROY (R/63995) 1941-01-23

    1941
    Jan. 23: Yale 3352, 9 miles west of Dunnville at 0900 hrs. Aircraft was on the point
    of recovering from a left hand spin when it struck the ground, nose first. 2 fatalities. Sgt. George Delos Pomeroy R63995, Pilot of Toronto and LAC John Saunders McMartin R68270, Pilot Trainee, of Thorndale, killed.

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    4 February 1941 site:http://www.rwrwalker.ca

    Leading Aircraftman Colin Tolhurst ARTHUR (407110) 1941-02-04
    Leading Aircraftman Claude Murray ROSS (400156) 1941-02-04 Saunders McMartin R68270, Pilot Trainee, of Thorndale, killed.


    2704 North American Harvard Mk.II
    NA-66 66-2437
    Category A damage on 4 February 1941 while with No. 1 Service Flying Training School at Camp Borden, Ontario.* Had 106:40 airframe time when struck off.
    first date: 6 December 1940 last date: 26 March 1941
    Taken on strengt

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    Post 79

    There was only one 610S Spitfire loss 12/12/41, I had no name against the pilot. Now I do, Day.

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    Hello again

    Finishing off the December 1941 UK losses:

    Eric WELCH (1050617) and
    James Leslie SUDDERS (1377643) - Henk mentions Turbinlite Havoc BD120 of 1453 Flight here:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-Welch-1050617

    Douglas Gardner BUCHANAN (60768) and
    Walter Ward HUGHES (R/79699) - they are both 8 F.T.S. on their respective Graves Registration Report Forms on the CWGC website. Hughes' R.C.A.F. Service File reords that he died at Huntley Hill Farm [Stracathro] after a mid-air collision. Buchanan's entry on the Statutory Deaths Register has the same place of death timed at 3.30 p.m.
    The previous entries, on the same page are:
    Victor Erwin Friesen, R.C.A.F., died December 17th 1941 at 3.45 p.m. near cross-roads, Stracathro.
    John Alvah Stewart, R.A.F., same time and place as Friesen.
    Friesen's R.C.A.F. Service File is more detailed. It records that Master I N7931 of 8 F.T.S. collided with Anson R9585 of 20 O.T.U., killing all nine on board the two aicraft. Crew are recorded as follows:
    Master N7931
    69768 BUCHANAN D. G. - 1st Pilot
    R.79699 HUGHES W. W. - Pupil Pilot
    Anson R9585
    580042 KUHRT L. J. - Captain
    549630 STOW C. - W/T AG
    798509 COOK R. K. - W/T AG (UT)
    J.7026 FRIESEN V. E. - O.B.S. (UT)
    1380373 CUTTEN H. R. - O.B.S. (UT) [sic - 112740 Henry Richard Cutten]
    R.65342 STEWART J. A. - O.B.S. (UT)
    873873 NAIRN J. S. - passenger [sic - 210285 2nd Lt. James Spence Nairn, Royal Engineers, Elgin]
    The two aircraft collided when they flying into the sun on cnverging courses, with neither pilot presumed to have seen the other aicraft.

    Reginald KIRKUP (551050) - the Eastbourne Herald of December 20th 1941 reported the following:
    AIRMAN’S FATAL FALL
    Falling 38 feet from a window of a hotel into a basement on Wednesday evening, Reginald Kirkup, aged 21, an R.A.F. sergeant-cadet, was killed. At an inquest yesterday afternoon the Coroner (Dr. E. F. Hoare) returned a verdict of “death from misadventure,” Kirkup’s home is at Bishop Auckland.
    It was stated Kirkup was accidentally locked in a lavatory on the third floor of the hotel. He climbed out of the window with the intention of getting on to the fire escape and fell. It was thought that in the darkness he thought the fire escape ran underneath the window when in fact it ran at the side.

    Roger Pierson OWEN (R/77460) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in an unidentified Spitfire of 52 O.T.U., which crashed one and a half miles north east of Aston Down.

    Aleksander PRZESMYCKI (P/793520) - from this site: https://www.polishsquadronsremembere...dasiewicz.html
    December 18, 1941.
    Nasty accident today happened. F/Lt J. Kowalski couldn’t take off during scramble and crashed into a dispersed aircraft. In effect, we have Sgt Przesmycki killed instantly, two ground crew injured (Jan Goluszynski and Stefan Pyssa) and written off Hurricane. Kowalski came out of this uninjured. He was very depressed by this accident, especially since he is a very experienced pilot with over 3000 flying hrs.

    This site identifies the Spitfire as AD555: http://www.aviationart.pl/signatures/312.html

    Marian SIKORSKI (P/1098) - the 317 Sqn ORB Form 540 records that he was killed while taking off in Spitfire AA941. He started his take off run, but stopped due to ground mist. The next pilot taking off, P/O Solak, was unable to see what had happened and commenced his take off in Spitfire W3425 and he crashed into AA941.
    See: http://allspitfirepilots.org/pilots/1528

    Alphonse ASHFORD (541690) - his unit is listed as "806 (Defence) Sqdn" on the Graves Registration Report Form - any idea what that could be?

    Kenneth Frank PETERS (R/95372) and
    Douglas Frederick MEACHAM (111702
    Peters' R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Hurricane R4089 of 59 O.T.U. which collided with Hurriance V7061 flown by Meacham approaching Crosby-on-Eden.
    EDIT - see next post

    William Owen Louis POWELL (612558) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died between 1.15 pm. an 2.10 p.m. at Newlands School, 871 Springfield Road, Glasgow, death being due to asphyxia from hanging (suicidal).

    Peter CUNNINGHAM (135695) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 9.15 pm.m at Neilston Road, opposite No. 60, Paisley, due to a fracture of the skull after being knocked down by a tramway car.

    Eric Stanley HAILES (1202752) - the Nottingham Journal of Janaury 3rd 1941 reported the inquest into his death. The coroner found that death was due to cardiac failure with cranial haemorrhage and acute alocoholism. He was found dead by his father in law in the kitchen of his home.

    Donald HOUSTON (R/82806) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was reported missing, repsumed dead as a result of the sinking of the S.S. Shantung. It caught fire in the Atlantic in Convoy HX 165 at position 59 50' N 23 30' W, and was scuttled by shellfire on January 2nd 1942 at 62 28' N 18 30' W.

    Frances Alice SWIFT (437742) - the Western Mail of December 29th 1941 reported that she died after being thrown from a lorry which collided with a stationary vehicle on the Haverdfordwest to Fishguard road. The National Probate Calendar records that she died at the County Hospital, Haverfordwest.

    David Anthony PHILLIPS (945028) - the Western mail of December 31st 1941 reported that he died as the result of an accide nt in Canada. The Andrews Newspaper Archive on ancestry.co.uk has a clipping rcording that he died at Penhold, Alberta, the result of a flying accident.
    Oxford AS523 - see: http://www.rwrwalker.ca/RCAF_AS522_AS673_detailed.htm

    Ronald Victor PARDY (1293168) - the 150 Sqn ORB records that he was killed in Wellington L9816. He was the second pilot, and was killed in the rear of the aircraft by cannon shell when the Wellington was attacked by a Ju-88 when it coned by searchlights over Dusseldorf. The badly damaged Wellington was flown back to the UK by its captain 1051986 Sgt. Geoffrey Eastwood and made a successful belly landing, for which he was awarded an immediate D.F.M.

    Jeffrey COX (1281530) - the 130 Sqn ORB records that he was flying Spitfire BL286 on a convoy patrol, when the Spitfire spun form 1,500 feet whilst turning to investigate approaching aircraft and crashed into the sea. A search by sea and air found no trace of any wreckage.

    Regards

    Simon
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    Re thread 83

    Owen's aircraft serial No was R7601 (wings over Glos)
    Meacham and Peters' aircraft serial nos were V7601 and R4086 respectively (ABS).

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    Thanks Dave for the serial of Owen's aircraft.

    Peters' R.C.A.F. Service does indeed have R4086 (my mistake in transcribing it as R4089), but it does record Meacham's Hurricane as V7061, so thank you for the corrections.

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    Canada Updates to Jagan list - Aircraft Serials where appropriate

    Would like confirmation

    Flying Officer David SMITH (C/1192) 1941-05-04 on North American Harvard #3809

    Sergeant John Frederick Vincent KARLENZIG on North American Harvard 2838 1941-06-03


    And an aircraft ID for

    Leading Aircraftman Douglas Beatty LEACH (R/91533) 1941-06-1

    Tiger Moth crashed . 32 SFTS RCAF - 4m S of Moose Jaw.

    Thanks Paul

    All aircraft details from http://www.rwrwalker.ca/


    Flying Officer Macdonald Joseph ANDREWS (C/990) 1941-03-23
    http://rcafbrantford.blogspot.com/20...blog-post.html
    (C/990) F/O Macdonald Joseph Andrews Killed in flying accident March 23, 1941



    6261 Avro Anson


    Ex RAF W1752. To No. 1 Training Command on 8 January 1941, for use by No. 5 Service Flying Training School at Brantford, Ontario. Category A crash near Brantford at 11:45 on 23 March 1941. Came down 1 mile north-east of Burtch relief landing field. Had 259:05 logged time when struck off.


    Injured: Pilot Officer Donald Savigny Paterson (J/3523) of Fort William later DFC



    Flying Officer David SMITH (C/1192) 1941-05-04
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remem...detail/2686736
    Flying Accident while formation flying

    Plane collided with another on formation flight from Winnipeg to Yorkton Sask

    -> Possible: North American Harvard #3809

    Category A damage on 4 May 1941, while with No. 11 Service Flying Training School at Yorkton, Saskatchewan. Mid-air on ferry flight from Winnipeg to Yorkton, other aircraft not known.




    Flying Officer Russell Henry WIENS (42168) 1941-05-20
    &p=66494
    21-5-1941 No.31 ANS, Port Albert. Anson N9893 Verey light caught fire in aircraft, crashed 5m N of Listowel, Ontario. 42168 F/O Russell Henry WIENS RAF - Killed The crew of Wien's aircraft, believed to be Australians, baled out and survived.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-Russell-Henry
    21-5-1941
    No.31 ANS, Port Albert.
    Anson N9893



    Leading Aircraftman Frank SCHWARTZ (R/77224) 1941-05-26
    http://rcafdunnville.blogspot.com/ https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploa.../2687862_3.png
    Leading Aircraftman Frank Schwartz, of Montreal, was killed in a flying accident May 26, 1941

    May 26 1941: Yale 3376, 2 miles southeast of Kohler at 1500 hrs. Pupil pilot of limited
    experience got into a spin, possibly from a steep turn, at a height from which he did
    not have the ability to recover. 1 fatality. LAC Frank Schwartz R77224 , Pilot
    Trainee, killed. In Course 28, age 21, from Montreal, Quebec. On a training flight
    when his aircraft apparently dived into the ground one and one half miles south east
    of Kohler ON. on the Clarence, Howard & Wade King farm. Cause obscure. Burial
    took place in the Hebrew Sick Benefit Assoc. Cemetery, Montreal, Quebec.




    Sergeant John Frederick Vincent KARLENZIG (R/71259) 1941-06-03
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploa.../2851232_1.png
    Aircraft Accident - Unidentified

    Aircrash near Belleville Ontario
    He was on an Instructors Course at time so maybe Central Flying School see below


    Maybe: North American Harvard 2838

    Category A damage on 3 June 1941 while with Central Flying School.
    Also reported as with No. 1 Service Flying Training School at time of crash? Had 243:50 airframe time when struck off.


    Leading Aircraftman Robert Gordon ALEXANDER (R/76598) 1941-06-06
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploa.../2850796_3.png
    Harvard, 10 SFTS at Dauphin. Flying Solo on a night circuit flight.

    North American Harvard 3026
    Category A damage at Yorkton, Saskatchewan on 6 June 1941, while with No. 10 Service Flying Training School at Dauphin, Manitoba.


    Leading Aircraftman Douglas Beatty LEACH (R/91533) 1941-06-10
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploa.../2851338_4.png
    Tigermoth crashed . 32 SFTS RCAF - 4m S of Moose Jaw.


    I cannot find a Tiger Moth Loss for this date:



    Leading Aircraftman Jack KUGELMASS (R/77268) 1941-07-01
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploa.../2687861_4.png
    4 SFTS Cessna Crane on a navigation flight at Shellbrook, Sask

    Also Killed Sgt Pilot Fred Ray

    Sergeant Fred Byron RAY (R/61620) Pilot 1941-07-01 United States of America Rapid City (Mountain View) Cem


    Cessna Crane 7664

    First assigned to No. 4 Service Flying Training School at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
    Assigned to Prairie Airways on 26 June 1941.
    Category A crash at Shellbrook, Saskatchewan (midway between Saskatoon and Prince Albert) at 22:00 on 1 July 1941,
    possibly while ferrying to M&C Aviation at Prince Albert.





    Leading Aircraftman Charles TAGGART (402929) 1941-07-06
    Leading Aircraftman Ray McNABB (402925) 1941-07-06
    https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/C1067403
    McNabb and Taggart were on a gunnery training flight in a Fairey Battle a
    ircraft when the pilot noticed the aircraft engine was leaking cooling fluid a
    nd the resultant fumes were acrid. He sent a message to McNabb and Taggart, who were in the
    fuselage of the aircraft, to bail out, but they were overcome by fumes and crashed with the aircraft.
    A subsequent inquiry found the parachute had been fitted incorrectly on one of the men and may have snagged on the aircraft.

    Fairey Battle 1803
    Ex RAF L5316. Serving at No. 1 Bombing and Gunnery School, Jarvis, Ontario at time of crash. truck off after Category A crash on 6 July 1941.


    Leading Aircraftman Joseph McCORMICK (R/75487) 1941-07-27
    https://www.veterans.gc.ca/cvwmuploa.../2851096_1.png
    Aircraft dived into ground. 11 SFTS.
    North American Harvard 3146

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    A USA Detail

    All aircraft details from http://www.rwrwalker.ca/

    Can anyone provide Boucher full name and LAC service Number ?

    Sergeant Robert Meredith SETTERS (R/74894) 1941-01-16 United States of America Spokane (Greenwood) Cemetery

    Setters from Portland Oregon
    Engine Failure at Steveston BC

    Injured LAC Leonard Oscar H Boucher of Calgary -> Boucher later P/O J/6192 (and wounded in Action)

    Training Plane 8 ETS at Vancouver


    De Havilland Canada Tiger Moth D.H.82C #4291
    Category A damage on 16 January 1941 while with no. 8 Elementary Flying Training School at Vancouver, BC.

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    Pilot Officer Kenneth Maescher ARMSTRONG (C/4009) 1941-04-08 United States of America Glendale (Forest Lawn) Memorial

    Died with French flier Aircraftsman J Eugene Battagalia Ice of East Lake Pictin Ontario Failed to pull out of a steep dive

    In the second Royal Canadian 'Air Force is;crash in Ontario within 24 hours. Pilot Officer Kenneth M. Armstrong, of Los Angeles, and Aircraftsman J. Eugene Battagalia, of unoccupied France, crashed with terrific impact against the Ice of East Lake when they were unable, to pull their plane out of a steep dive

    Aircraft ID would be good!

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    Armstrong's R.C.A.F. Service File records that they were in Harvard 2712 which went into a shallow dive from 3500 feet and crashed on ice with engine on near Athol Bay at 13.15. Cause obscure. Also killed A.C.2 Battaglia J. E.

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