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    Default 391220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1939

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    391220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1939

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    HOBART, Ronald William George - AC2c - 640749 - RAF.
    Writtle ( All ) Churchyard, Essex.
    SELBY, Donald Cranston - Lac - 569377 - RAF - 22 Sqn
    West Thorney ( St. Nicholas ) Churchyard, Sussex.
    STANLEY, Arthur Edward - AC2c - 906462 - RAFVR.
    Papworth Everard ( St. Peter ) Churchyard, Cambridgeshire.
    WILLIS, Richard Hampton - Lac - 569344 - 99 Sqn.
    Bristol ( Greenbank ) Cemetery, Gloucestershire.

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    Default Re: 391220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1939

    Hello

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    HOBART, Ronald William George - AC2c - 640749 - the Chelmsford Chronicle of December 29th 1939 reported his funeral. It records that he was struck by the propeller of a stationary aircraft and was killed instantly. His death was registered at Witney, Oxfordshire.

    SELBY, Donald Cranston - Lac - 569377 - the Hampshire Telegraph of December 29th 1939 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he was accidentally killed when he ran in front of a train at Fishbourne Halt while returning home from a dance with some fellow RAF servicemen. It was thought he mistook the train, an empty special which was going to Portsmouth and not stopping at Fishbourne Halt, for the train he was intending to board and crossed the line in front of it.

    WILLIS, Richard Hampton - Lac - 569344 - the Cambridge Daily News of December 22nd 1939 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he died of injuries when he was knoked over by a car driven by two RAF Officers. He was brought unconscious to the White Lodge hospital, Newmarket at 6.45 p.m. on Tuesday 19th December with a severe head injury, and died the next day at 2.00 p.m. He had been walking on the verge with a colleague when he was struck by the car, which could not stop in time to avoid him. A verdict of Accidental death was returned.

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    Default Re: 391220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1939

    Hi

    HOBART, Ronald William George was with No 2 SFTS, Brize Norton

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    Default Re: 391220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1939

    Paul Le Mesurier Carodyce Deacon (Flight Lieutenant, Reserve of Air Force Officers): flight-testing Beaufort I L4468, Bristol Aeroplane Co., Filton - dived into Severn estuary off Avonmouth docks.

    Also died on this date was a civilian pilot, Mr Leslie Ivor Arnott in DH.84 Dragon G-ACJT at Weston-super-Mare.

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    Default Re: 391220 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-12-1939

    WILLIS, Richard Hampton - Lac - 569344

    99 Sqn ORB says knocked down by car driven by F/O Williams on 19th Dec 1939 and he died following day (20th Dec 1939)

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