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    Default Unaccounted airman - 31-3-1941

    What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

    AC2 Otto F. MEGGITT - 1025769 - not found Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft losses this day (if Meggitt 'killed on active service'):

    Hind I - L7186 - 1 FTS - overshot landing Shrewton.
    Oxford I - R6082 - RAFC - crashed in forced landing Morton, Derbyshire.
    Tiger Moth II - N9119 - 6 EFTS - crashed on landing Sywell.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Death registered in Hull aged 30

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    Looking at this man, he is among an earlier format of name listings in the Flight magazine so his rank then initial come after his surname.

    May 22nd 1941 Magazine
    KOAS
    Meggitt, A/C. 2nd Cl. O, F.;

    For this date on CWGC there are a number of Civilian casualties listed for 'Kingston upon Hull, County Borough'. The Hull district had been created from the Kingston upon Hull district back in 1854 per:
    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/kingston%20upon%20hull.html
    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/hull.html

    And this describes a raid on the city that night:
    http://www.bpears.org.uk/NE-Diary/Inc/ISeq_13.html
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    Thanks Dennis for additional info on MEGGITT. Killed in air raid explicable for KOAS.
    Regards,
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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Arthur Edward Pace 955749, attached to number 11 SOTT, was motorcycle to his billet from RAF Hereford when he hit 3 other airmen walking in the road in the blackout, dying instantly of head injuries. The other airmen were all Injuried and Reginald Andrew Thorne 1199939, died of his Injuries the following day

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Herbert Fellows Leese 550459 , attached to 30 Squadron, was reported as a battle casualty in the fall of Crete, a signal to HQ ME stated that he was believed to have been killed by bombing

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    Default Re: Unaccounted airman - 31-3-1941

    The death certificate for Otto Fowler Meggitt confirms "War Operations," and, "Dead body found Thirty First March 1941 A.R.P.Control, Ferenways." The latter was in the centre of Hull, it being hit and gutted on the night of 31 March/1 April 1941, with the city's Deputy Medical Officer of Health and a police officer also being killed. In all the raid caused the death of 44 civilians and six service personnel (Meggitt, a RA heavy AA gunner, a RASC driver, and three 1/Royal Scots privates).
    Last edited by Nick Cooper; 27th April 2022 at 21:19.

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