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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 22-4-1941

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

    LAC (Pilot u/t) James A.B. DAY - 961285;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Michael E. FRANKISH - 1259896;
    LAC Henry W. HAYMAN - 228052;
    P/O Norman J. LOCKYER - 61292 - 501 Sqn (Colerne, Wiltshire);
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Milward P. ROGERS - 1169759, and
    AC2 Arthur WHITAKER - 1002383.

    Proposed aircraft serials for this day:

    Anson I - N9643 - 6 FTS - dived into ground mile N of Gayton Church, 4 miles N of Towcester, Northants (Northamptonshire ?).
    Dominie I - R5923 - 2 SS - crashed on take-off Yatesbury.
    Magister I - T9745 - 24 EFTS - flew into ground near Letchworth, Hertfordshire.
    Master I - N7712 - 5 FTS - flew into ground Ternhill, Shropshire.
    Master I - T8468 - 9 FTS - crashed on take-off at night mile SSW of Babdown Farm (already as a casualty on this aircraft: F/Lt [Pilot/Instr.] Eric E. NODDINGS - 28160).
    Master I - T8843 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing near Kenwick, Shropshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    Confirm 'Northants' is a shortened form of Northamptonshire. Ditto 'Notts' for Nottinghamshire.
    By the time you have finished this investigation you will know more about the geography, local customs and names, of the UK than almost all of those of us who live here!!!!!!!!
    Take care, Rgds, from a very damp UK
    Peter Davies

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    Hi Henk
    Day,23, is registered at Cirencester-the same place as Eric Noddings,Frankish,19, is registered at Whitchurch which would be right for both Ternhill and Kenwick,Hayman,45, is registered at Portsmouth ,Lockyer,19, is registered at Weston in Somerset, Rogers,19, is registered at Towcester ?N9643, and Whitaker,30, is registered at St Germans, Cornwall
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick & Peter. Perhaps Al or Dave have more info on the 5 FTS Master aircraft.
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    Frankish was the sole occupant of N7712 and crashed at Wollerton due to faulty instrument flying.

    LAC G C Jobling was the occupant of T8843. He was uninjured but KIA with 150 Squadron on 21st February 1942.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks Tom for this additional info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    LAC (Pilot u/t) James A.B. DAY - 961285; KOAS June 12th magazine
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Michael E. FRANKISH - 1259896; KOAS June 12th magazine
    LAC Henry W. HAYMAN - 228052; KOAS June 19th magazine
    P/O Norman J. LOCKYER - 61292 - DOAS may 22nd magazine
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Milward P. ROGERS - 1169759, KOAS June 12th magazine
    AC2 Arthur WHITAKER - 1002383. KOAS June 12th magazine

    F/Lt [Pilot/Instr.] Eric E. NODDINGS - 28160 KOAS June 12th magazine

    Henk, no need to aknowledge this message, pushing enough threads off the forum
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello

    LAC (Pilot u/t) James A.B. DAY - 961285 - the Graves Registration Report Form confirms him with 9 F.T.S., so that would put him in T8468 with Noddings.

    LAC Henry W. HAYMAN - 228052 - th National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Strand, Southsea.

    P/O Norman J. LOCKYER - 61292 - the Western Daily Press of April 24th 1941 reported the following:

    Pilot Officer Dies From Injuries
    As the result of their car crashing into the kerb and overturning at the foot of the Rhodygate, Congresbury, two airmen on leave were admitted to Weston-super-Mare Hospital in such a critical condition that one of them - Pilot Officer Norman Lockyer (19) - died shortly after admission.
    His companion - Sergeant Pilot G. B. Foden (22) of The Beeches, Fosse Road, Syton, near Leicester - was suffering from severe head injuries and last night his conditon was still critical.


    AC (Pilot u/t) Milward P. ROGERS - the Graves Registration Report Form confirms him with 6 F.T.S., which ties him to Anson I N9643

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    Simon

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