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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 13-3-1941

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

    Sgt (Pilot) Robert BRYSON - 745373 - 111 Sqn (Dyce, Aberdeen detached Montrose, Angus) - killed in action (while flying in operations against the enemy);
    Sgt (WOp) William F.H. BUTHEE - 747930 - killed on active service;
    Sgt (WOp) John W. DEWAR - 755432 - killed on active service;
    P/O (Pilot) Harold S. HOPKINS - 89335 - killed on active service;
    Sgt (Obs) Reginald G.W. JENKINS - 959288 - killed on active service, and
    G/Capt John B.H. ROGERS - 15128 - 600 Sqn (Catterick, Yorkshire) - not found Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim I - L6835 - 54 OTU - crashed on landing Ulleskelf, near Church Fenton.
    Blenheim IV - L9296 - 2 SAC - flew into ground 4 miles W of Andover.
    Magister I - L8292 - 16 EFTS - crashed; no further details.
    Master I - N7453 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing 5 miles SW of Whitchurch, Shropshire.
    Master I - N7844 - 8 FTS - crashed on landing Montrose.
    Master I - N7934 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing Old Dudleston, Ellesmere, Cheshire.
    Spitfire I - L1034 - 57 OTU - abandoned New Street, Beaumaris, Anglesey.
    Tutor I - K3356 - CFS - crashed on overshoot Marlborough LG.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Sgt (WOp) William F.H. BUTHEE
    Sgt (WOp) John W. DEWAR
    P/O (Pilot) Harold S. HOPKINS
    Sgt (Obs) Reginald G.W. JENKINS

    All four were in Blenheim L9296. Warner states that they hit high wires and crashed

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    From "Gentlemen in Blue: 600 Squadron" by Onderwater:

    "Unfortunately one of the Beaus was lost when Gp/Capt Rogers of 13 Group flew from Prestwick, with Sgt Lawson as his operator. The aircraft crashed into the sea, rge pilot drowned, Lawson survived"

    No mention of Rogers being directly linked with 600 Squadron as such, except on this one visit. He doesn't appear in the book's Roll of Honour

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    Thanks Amrit. Good harvest for today. Beaufighter I.F R2158 of 600 Sqn ditched off Prestwick.
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    Sgt (Pilot) Robert BRYSON - 745373 - 111 Sqn

    Death registered at Lonmay, Aberdeen - So almost certainly NOT on Master N7844
    Probabbly looking for a Hurricane or may even be a Spitfire (111 Sqn converted onto the Spitfire during tSpring 1941)

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    Bryson on Hurrucane P2886. Crashed in force-landing at Fraserburgh. Source No Turning Point vol1 by Foreman

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    Hi Henk
    For your records, Warner's Blenheim records only slight injuries to the crew of L6835 after it crashlanded at Ulleskelf after being damaged at night by an intruder. The a/c was Damaged Beyond Repair.
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    A good start for the weekend. Thanks Paul and Dick for your responses. Much appreciated.
    Regards and good weekend,
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amrit View Post
    Sgt (WOp) William F.H. BUTHEE
    Sgt (WOp) John W. DEWAR
    P/O (Pilot) Harold S. HOPKINS
    Sgt (Obs) Reginald G.W. JENKINS

    All four were in Blenheim L9296. Warner states that they hit high wires and crashed

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    Hi, W Buthee was my Grandad's brother. I'm just looking into my family history - is there any more news about this squadron or does anyone know anyone from it I may be able to speak to?
    Thanks Luke Buthee - lbuthee@hotmail.com

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    hello Luke,

    I hope you will visit the thread again, the unit your great uncle was with at time of death is as listed above

    2 SAC

    2 School of Army Co-Operation

    here is a little background info on the school from an old thread:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?1577-No-2-School-of-Army-Co-operation-May-1940

    The National Archvies in Kew will have an Operation Record Book for it most likely.

    Have you ordered up his service records from the RAF? Details on http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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