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    Hartley and Game are listed KOAS in same list May 22nd magazine 1941.

    Carr is of course listed MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE (WHILE ENGAGED ON NON-OPERATIONAL FLYING DUTIES OR ON THE GROUND THROUGH ENEMY ACTION).— in same magazine.

    And he is present on the GRO RAF list as unit 5 SFTS.

    John James Wood is listed 4th October 1941 on CWGC, and we dealt with him on that date:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3777
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    Thanks again Dennis.

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    Hello. I am a distant relative of Ronald Game, a 1st cousin twice removed. The family information passed down was that Ronald was killed in a plane crash. The information here indicates he was KOAS. D Burke states that this was mentioned in a May 22 1941 magazine. What is the name of the magazine? Would you have any other information on him, such as what he was flying at the time of his death? I did find a roll of honour tribute at Shipdham cemetery for him http://www.breckland-rollofhonour.org.uk/shipdham.html but it does not provide any new information, other than where he is buried.
    Any information you could provide would be appreciated.
    Sincerely,
    Cynthia Zimmerman (from Canada)

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    Hi Cynthia,

    I can confirm that Sgt Game was killed when Hurricane V7611 caught fire in the air and crashed. The No.52 OTU aircraft was tasked with Cloud Flying and aerobatics and it was thought that the pilot had been overcome by the fumes after the engine failure.

    There was a Accident Investigation Branch inquiry carried out and the brief findings survive in The National Archives

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C6577201

    Also at this location is the unit Operations Record Book and again a brief mention of two lines is made

    http://discovery.nationalarchives.go...ils/r/C7161025

    I advise that since the parts you are interested in only amount to a few pages from each of these large documents you task an independent researcher to get you copies of the relevant parts rather than order quotes for the complete documents from the TNA.

    Also of interest to you is the aircraft accident card F1180 held at RAF Museum Hendon which contains summary information on the crash and includes totals of his flying hours and reference to date of wings at No.1 EFTS. This can be obtained in response to an email enguiry to the Department of Research and Information Services at Hendon. It is usually free but funding changes may mean a nominal fee is required.

    Finally the main repository for information on his service career is to obtain a copy of his service record from RAF Disclosures at Cranwell. This will entail a fee of 30GBP but will give you information that is not available anywhere else.

    https://www.gov.uk/requests-for-pers...ervice-records

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    Ross, thank you so much for all the information and the speedy reply as well. I'm most thankful all of you have taken the time to find information on those who have served and were seemingly forgotten.
    Cynthia

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    Hello

    LAC John J. WOOD - 867843 - the Newcastle Journal & North Mail of October 9th 1941 reported the following:

    R.A.F. Man’s Fatal Window Fall
    At an inquest at Stockton last evening on the body of John James Wood, of the R.A.F., who was billeted at Stockton and whose home address was given as Stone Street, Newcastle, it was stated by three witnesses of the R.A.F. that on October 3 the deceased and other members of the Service had a night off, and when deceased returned to his billet he was quite normal.
    Shortly after midnight he was seen to approach an open window in the darkness, and soon afterwards there was a crash of broken glass.
    It was later discovered that the deceased had fallen out of the window on to the top of a conservatory.
    Wood, it was stated, was of a very cheerful disposition, and looking forward to going home on leave the following day.
    The Deputy Coroner said, from what he had been able to gather on visiting the billet, Wood must have stood on a cushion on a seat in the window and slipped. He himself had stood on the cushion, which has slipped from under his feet.
    A verdict of “Accidental Death” was returned.

    Regards

    Simon
    Last edited by wwrsimon; 30th September 2017 at 13:12. Reason: typo

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