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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 3-4-1941

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

    AC1 Horace A. CLARK - 960238 - not found Flight archives;
    LAC Charles W. NORGATE - 871621 - 17 BC, 943 (Balloon) Sqn, Hull - not found Flight archives, and
    Cpl Victor A. TOMPKINS - 541779 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service.

    Proposed aircraft loss this day:

    Roc I - L3149 - 2 AACU - undershot landing Thorney Island.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Horace A Clarke Age 24 Chester district
    Charles W Norgate Age 31 Wharfedale district
    Victor A Tomkins Age 22 Pooles district

    Cheers Dennis
    Dennis Burke
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    Thanks Dennis for this info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Just for the record Roc L.3149 of 'A' Flight 2 A.A.C.U. forced landed at Thorney Island both pilot P/O Ramert and Air Gunner Sgt Boyle unhurt.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Thanks Tim for this additional info; much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Both Norgate and Clark are DOAS in May 22nd 1941 magazine.
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    Hello

    AC1 Horace A. CLARK - 960238 - the Cheshire Observer of April 12th 1941 reported the following:

    REVOLVER ACCIDENT
    R.A.F. Man's Death From Bullet Wound
    A verdict of "Death by Misadventure" ws recorded at the inquest in a town in the North-Western area on Saturday, on Horace Alexander Clark (24) of the Royal Air Force, who died in hospital from a bullet wound in the stomach, sustained at a place where he was stationed.
    The evidence showed that Clark was in the transport office at his depot and was seen talking to Driver Hector Samuel Shaw. Driver Shaw said he and Clark were good friends...as witness turned round he noticed that Clark had a revolver in his left hand with the butt pointing towards witness, as though he was handing the revolver to witness. Witness put out his hand and pushed it away, and thouht he said "put that thing away." As witness pushed it there was a bang. Clark dropped the gun and it fell to the floor and Clark sank into a small chair. Witness had the idea that Clark was joking.
    Dr. W. Thompson-Hill, senior medical officer, who accompanied Clark in the ambulance to hospital, said on the way he asked Clark how it happened. Clark assured witness that it was no one's fault, and that it was an accident.


    LAC Charles W. NORGATE - 871621 - the Hull Daily Mail of April 5th 1941 carried the following announcement:

    NORGATE - on the 3rd inst. in hosp., at Ilkley, Charles William, aged 31.

    Regards

    Simon

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