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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-4-1941

    What caasused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for the following airmen, none of the names found in the Flight Global archives:

    AC1 Arthur R. BOON - 1151734;
    P/O (Pilot) David COARD - 60826;
    Sgt (Wop/Ag) Herbert DOUGHTY - 989007;
    Cpl William FRENCH - 859031 - 6 BC, 917 (Balloon) sqn, Coventry;
    AC1 Denis J. GREEN - 914805;
    P/O GURBACHAN SINGH (from Lahore, Pakistan) - commemorated Panel 2 of the Golders Green Crematorium;
    AC1 George E. KING - 1356319;
    AC1 William R. McLERNOM - 909876;
    P/O Robert C. MORGAN - 88784;
    AC2 Augustus C. MUNDY - 927298 - 14 BC, 969 (Balloon) Sqn, Barry;
    Sgt (Pilot) Stanley J. SLADE - 903494;
    LAC Robert TOOLE - 976241, and
    LAC Peter D. WOOD - 571965.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim I - L6611 - 54 OTU - crashed on approach Church Fenton.
    Blenheim I - L6790 - 54 OTU - flew into ground Cockey Hill, near Church Fenton.
    Hind I - K6644 - 1 FTS - crashed on landing Shrewton.
    Master I - N7959 - 9 FTS - flew into ground Corsham, Wiltshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Gurbachan Singh was in the Master though Jagan* states that it was T7959

    * http://www.bharat-rakshak.com/IAF/History/1940s/index.html

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    Thanks Amrit. Jagan is incorrect as T7959 was never allotted to any aircraft.
    Regards,
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    Warner states that there were no casualties on L6611.
    P/O (Pilot) David COARD, Sgt (Wop/Ag) Herbert DOUGHTY & Sgt (Pilot) Stanley J. SLADE are recorded as being killed on Blenheim I - L6790 - 54 OTU
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    Boon registered in Devon Central aged 25.
    Coard - Howden aged 20
    Doughty - Howden aged 20.
    French - Coventry aged 29
    Green - Bristol aged 26
    King could be one of two - Bristol aged 29 or Sodbury aged 29.
    There is a William McLernon aged 23 in Liverpool N.
    Morgan registered in Trowbridge aged 34.
    Mundy - East Glamorgan aged 33
    Slade at Howden aged 26
    Toole - Sodbury aged 31
    Lastly there is a Peter D Wood registered in Bristol but no age given.

    I presume Howden would be the registry district for the Blenheims at Church Fenton?

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks Andy and Tom for this excellent info; will amend my files.
    Regards,
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    Default Unaccounted Airnen 12/4/1941

    Henk,

    From the "Fishponds" site:

    571965 LAC Peter D WOODS was killed and 1354319 AC2 GE KING injured at RAF FILTON. King was transferred to Southmead hospital where he died on 12/4/41.
    Filton is in South Gloucestershire so a death registration at Sodbury is probably correct. However Southmead hospital is within the Bristol boundary so a registration in Bristol would be correct.

    Very interesting that we have two persons with the same name, one registered in Sodbury and one in Bristol.

    914805 AC1 Dennis John Green was killed at his home address in Bristol along with his wife and daughter (aged 5)

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    Dave Molyneux

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    Thanks Dave for this supplementary info; much appreciated.
    Regards and good Sunday,
    Henk.

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    The registration district for Church Fenton would almost certainly be Tadcaster, NOT Howden which is many miles to the east.
    Hope this helps, regards Rich Allenby

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    From 54OTU ORB 12.4.41:

    "At 06.50 hours, Blenheim No. L6611 forced landed through engine failure. The tail was broken off and the nose crushed. The pilot, No. 924964 Sgt D.S. Eggleton-Morley, suffered considerable injury to one elbow and leg. Blenheim No. L6790 was involved in a fatal accident at 1126 hours when it collided with H.T. cables while low flying. Th pilot P/O D. Coard and crew of two (No. 903494 Sgt. S.J. Slade, and No. 989007 Sgt. H. Doughty) were all killed outright. The aircraft was totally destroyed."

    Regards,

    David
    Last edited by Jagan; 4th January 2019 at 22:55.

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