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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 22-3-1941

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

    AC1 Leslie COLLINS - 932289 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service, and
    AC2 Nicholas J.L. FOWLER - 1078169 - not found Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hornet Moth - W5752 - 74 Wing - crashed in forced landing Cressing near Braintree, Essex.
    Master I - N7709 - 8 FTS - spun into ground at night Montrose.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Collins,30, is registered at Chichester, Sussex, Fowler,27 is registered at Exeter, Devon
    Regards
    Dick

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    As ever, thanks Dick.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Master N7709 was a non-fatal accident, I have done a quick search of the CWGC register and it seems as though LAC Stewart survived.

    March 22nd 1941, “No.1053544 LAC Stewart, D. crashed in flames in Master N7709 –
    neglecting to fly by instruments when night flying. Pilot dangerously ill. Investigation held on
    22/3/41.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Fowler was DOAS, name is scanned as "Fowler, A/C. 2ml Cl: N. .1 L"

    They reversed the surnames and initials for a while in Flight.

    Henk, no need to aknowledge this posting, I've pushed enough threads off the front page. Send a PM if you wish.
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    Hello

    AC2 Nicholas J.L. FOWLER - 1078169 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Isolation Hospital, Whipton, Exeter. The funeral was reported in the Western Morning News of March 27th 1941:

    Mr. N. J. L. Fowler, Combe-in-Teignhead
    Comrades in the Royal Air Force acted as bearers at the funeral in Combe-in-Teignhead yesterday of Mr. Nicholas James Lang Fowler, who died last Saturday after a brief illness at the age of 27. Until he joined the R.A.F. Mr. Fowler was on the teaching staff of Alphington Council School.


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    Simon

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