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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 15-4-1941

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

    AC1 Douglas C.P. BARTON - 1274578;
    AC1 Harry BAXTER - 1051730;
    AC2 Robert M. BOWEN - 1010700;
    Sgt William T. BROWNE - 527866;
    AC1 John DAGGETT - 1358911;
    Sgt John W. HARTOP - 617886;
    LAC Arthur D. HERON - 647038;
    AC1 Charles JONES - 1007732;
    AC2 Donald J. MATHIAS - 1022517;
    LAC Thomas W. MOSS - 1181045 - 235 Sqn (Bircham Newton, Norfolk), and
    LAC Edward WILLIAMS - 634584,
    all killed in action (while engaged on non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action [air raid ?]).

    Also following airmen whose names couldn't be found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Ernest S. BAMPTON - 1313585;
    F/Lt Wilfrid M.H. BROOKES - 37846 - 231 Sqn (Newtownards, Co. Down);
    AC1 Fred FAULDING - 1358909 - 235 Sqn (Bircham Newton, Norfolk);
    AC1 William S. GREEN - 983359;
    AC1 Ronald MILLER - 1307087;
    AC2 Alec F. PRIOR - 1357325;
    Cpl Frederick TAYLOR - 1357517, and
    AC2 Allen WAITE - 1027213.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hurricane I - L1926 - 55 OTU - crashed on landing Ouston.
    Reliant - W7982 - 1 CU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile NNW of Brassington, Derbyshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Barton registered at Pembroke aged 27
    Henry Baxter registered at Pembroke aged 27
    Bowen - Abingdon aged 26
    Browne not listed - presume it would be in N Ireland
    Cant see Daggett
    Hartop - Pembroke aged 19
    Heron - pembroke aged 20
    Jones - Pembroke aged 28
    Mathias - Pembroke aged 27
    Moss - Pembroke aged 20
    Williams - Pembroke aged 21

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    Bampton - Droxford aged 29
    Brookes not registered (that i can see)
    Faulding - Pembroke aged 27
    Can't see a William S Green
    Miller -Pembroke aged 20
    Prior committed suicide in Shrewsbury. He was serving at RAF Pembrey and was on leave in Shrewsbury.
    Taylor - Pembroke aged 37
    Waite registered in Northumberland C. aged 19

    So it looks like some sort of air raid for all the Pembroke casualties.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Henk

    From 'The Blitz, Then and Now'

    Monday April 14/15

    "..Another attack, also most probably by an anti shipping aircraft, was made on Carew Cheriton airfield where a sick bay was hit killing 11 airmen. Almost certainly this attack was the work of an He111 of II/KG27"

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    Thanks Dave and Tom for this excellent info. As ever very much appreciated.
    Regards,
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    AC2 Waite was with 15 EFTS at the time of his death, below are the entries from the ORB relating to him.

    April 13th 1941, “1027213 – AC2 Waite, A. accidentally shot.”
    April 15th 1941, “AC2 Waite died in Hospital at Morpeth.”
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks Al for this additional info on Waite.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    All these Pembroke men were listed as Killed on Active Service, NOT Killed in Action.
    June 12th magazine

    > AC1 Douglas C.P. BARTON - Pembroke aged 27;
    > AC1 Harry BAXTER - Pembroke aged 27;
    > Sgt John W. HARTOP - Pembroke aged 19;
    > LAC Arthur D. HERON - Pembroke aged 20;
    > AC1 Charles JONES - Pembroke aged 20;
    > AC2 Donald J. MATHIAS - Pembroke aged 27;
    > LAC Thomas W. MOSS - Pembroke aged 20- Initials T W C on Flight magazine,
    > LAC Edward WILLIAMS - Pembroke aged 21 ,
    AC1 Fred FAULDING - Pembroke aged 27- 235 Sqn (Bircham Newton, Norfolk);
    Cpl Frederick TAYLOR - Pembroke aged 37, his serial is given as 1357526 in Flight magazine and CWGC
    AC1 Ronald MILLER - Pembroke aged 20;
    > AC1 John DOGGETT - name spelling error above; Pembroke District age 31


    > Sgt William T. BROWNE - Not in Eng/Wal; KOAS, not KIA. This is the date for one of the raids on Belfast.
    F/Lt Wilfrid M.H. BROOKES - not found- 231 Sqn (Newtownards, Co. Down); Possible Belfast casualty also, not listed in same casualty list as W T Browne. I can't find him at all.
    Neither of their names appear to turn up in Scotland either.

    > AC2 Robert M. BOWEN - Abingdon aged 26; he is listed as DOAS not KIA

    AC1 William S. GREEN - ; DOAS in May 22nd magazine, there is a William Green age 21 registered in West Cheshire district, in that Quarter, possibly him. He is buried in Cheshire

    I also can't find these men in Flight archives
    AC2 Ernest S. BAMPTON - Droxford aged 29;
    AC2 Alec F. PRIOR - Shrewsbury;
    AC2 Allen WAITE - Northumberland C. aged 19.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    This will keep me busy for a while. It's dark and late; move to soccer on TV.
    Thanks Dennis and regards,
    Henk.

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    Sgt William T. BROWNE was killed in the big raid on Belfast on April 15, at 22 Walton Street, along with his mother Annie Browne.

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