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    37 SQ ORB:
    8.3. Aircraft of F/O Boyd (serial not stated) received permission to take of while another aircraft of the squadron moved to the runway withou permission and the collided.
    Both aircrat caught fire and mine explosions disintegrated the wreckage. of F/O Boyd's crew Sgt Herman the wireless operator must have been blown to pieces as no trace of his body was ever found, F/O Boyd, second pilot Sgt Thomas, observer Sgt Knight and front gunner Sgt Williams were all seriously injured and rushed to hospital.
    F/O Kirkman, the rear gunner was blown from his turret when the mines exploded and escaped unhurt. The captain of the other machine (serial not stated) F/Sgt Kozlowski was killed instantly as was also the observer and wireless operator Sgt Goodfell and Sgt Walker. Second pilot F/Sgt Marcotte, front gunner Sgt O'Hagan and rear gunner Sgt Thomas were all injured though not seriouly. Operations were cancelled.

    9.3. 42 Of the seriously injured aircrew personnel admitted to hospital as a result of the aircraft accident the previous night, one died ealry in the morning, as a result of injuries sustained. He was Sgt Knight, the observer.


    External source below suggests serials + casulaties:

    Welington Z9038 (F/O Boyd)
    Sergeant Ronald Mcgregor HERMAN (407030)
    Sergeant Norman John KNIGHT (402077)


    Wellington DV483 (F/Sgt Kozlowski)
    Sgt Kozlowski - we already have but linked to Z9038
    Sergeant Emrys GOODFELLOW (1167272) Observer
    Sgt Walker - we already have but linked to Z9038

    NIGHT BOMBING BRINGS DOUBLE TRAGEDY

    During the confusion of night air raids a Wellington bomber of No 37 Squadron taxiing down the runway at Luqa RAF Station collided with a Wellington of the same Squadron which was taking off from the same runway in the opposite direction. Both aircraft burst into flames and the bombs and mines fitted to both aircraft for their night operations began to explode. Ground staff rushed to the scene and managed to help seven injured men to safety.

    The pilot of DV 483, Flight Sergeant Stanley Kozlowski was killed along with his Air Observer, Sgt Emrys Goodfellow. Flying Officer C I L Boyd, Pilot of Z9038 and his Air Observer Sergeant Norman Knight were taken to No. 45 General Hospital, at St. Patrick’s Barracks, Pembroke. Sgt Knight later died from his injuries. The air gunner, Flying Officer J S Kirkman, survived.

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    Flight Lieutenant Archibald Augustus James BEER (43314)

    He was serving at Kalafrana at the time of his death and was killed during an air raid on Malta. He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...-CWGC-18-04-42

    and I personally suppose that those three other casualties of the same day:

    Leading Aircraftman Walter Thomas Douglas COLLINS (917643) [RAF] 1942-04-18 Malta Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete [Ref : Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Coll. grave 99.]
    Corporal Kenneth Walter HAYTER (571417) [RAF] 1942-04-18 Malta Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemete [Ref : Prot. Sec. (Men's). Plot F. Coll. grave 98.]
    Sergeant Jack Marshall SMITH (636422) [RAF] 1942-04-18 Malta Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

    may have the same cause of death but it is just my ques.
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    Sergeant John Simpson HAY (1062756) Wireless Op
    202 Sq ORB:
    As a result of Sunderland W4029/m/202 being lost in Bay the following is a list of casualties:
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    Sgts Orr, Morgan, Hay, Lee and Form missing believed killed
    ...

    So Sgt Hay has to be added to
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    Sergeant Michael Hardwick RIDDELL (1306083) Pilot

    http://aircrewremembered.com/sutherland-leonard.html suggests Wellington HX566
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    Sergeant Clifford Roy GRANDFIELD (1253914) Wireless Op
    http://aircrewremembered.com/lancast...upplement.html suggests him as a casualty of Wellington HF887
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    Compilation from 38 SQ ORB + our DB

    crew
    W/Cdr C. V. J. Pratt - Wing Commander Charles Valancy John PRATT (26063 - it is necessary to link him to HF913
    Sgt D. S. Procter - already linked
    Sgt W. H. MacCammond - already linked
    Sgt K. Y. Hill - Sergeant Kenneth Victor HILL (1062954) - it is necessary to link him to HF913
    Sgt J. P. Watts - Sergeant Arthur John Peter WATTS (973879) - it is necessary to link him to HF913
    Sgt C. F. Thornton - it is necessary to link him to HF913

    was lost on Wellington HF913
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    Flying Officer Peter Seckington MORRIS (132417)

    6 SQ ORB has only a general info:
    7.2.42 The Squadron deeply regret the death of P/÷ P.S. Morris who was killed while ferrying a Tomahawk.

    anyone can add the Tomahawk serial?
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    ergeant Geoffrey Hugh LAWRENCE (1318204) Observer

    to be added as casużlaty to Wellington HX603 according to the info below:


    From: 'RAF Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean' Vol.1 - Gunby / Temple.

    401716 Sgt. NELSON, John De Medici (RAAF)

    15 August 1942

    Ferry Command
    Wellington IC HX603
    Delivery Flight

    Crew:

    F/S. G B. Simpson RCAF †
    Sgt. G H. Lawrence †
    Sgt. J W. Cullen RCAF †
    Sgt. J De M. Nelson RAAF †

    Sgt. F. Browning (Either not on the aircraft or survived the crash)

    Summary:

    The undercarriage was retracted permaturely on take-off from RAF Hastings, Sierra Leone for Lagos. The aircraft sank back skidded on its belly into trees and caught fire.

    F/S. Simpson was killed outright and three others died of their injuries on 16 August. All are buried in King Tom Cemetery, Sierra Leone.

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    Well I have done those who were easy to do via the ORB online and web, when processed we will need help from other members of forum with the rest.

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    One more I have forgot to post:
    Pilot Officer Peter Frank KINGSNORTH (141728)

    89 Sq ORB stated:
    Sgt Kingsnorth P .E. was killed in ? not readable in ORB preview?. Death due to an accident.
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