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    Default 421008 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-10-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    LAC Stanley FRANKS - 1487508 - age 28;
    LAC Kenneth R. HICKLING - 657400, and
    P/O (Pilot) Graham C.N. HILL - 123956.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC1 Edward W. JONES - 1432165;
    AC1 George C. MILNE - 124954 - age 42, and
    Cpl Stanley T. STEVENS - 915920 - listed as 71 Sqn, however on 29-9-1942 the sqn was, in company with two other 'Eagle' squadrons, transferred to the 4th Pursuit Group, USAAF, and ceased to be a RAF squadron.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC George B. HEMINGWAY - 1007095 - age 32.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter VI - V8445 - 30 MU - crashed on approach High Ercall.
    Oxford I - R5945 - 14 (P)AFU - flew into ground Kneesall, Nottinghamshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] J.E. COOMBS - RCAF R/104389).
    Tiger Moth II - N6878 - 28 EFTS - flew into ground at night Burlington, near Oakengates, Shropshire.
    Master II - DL124 - RAFC - collided Cranwell South with Master II DL282.
    Master II - DL282 - RAFC - refer to Master DL124 (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt A.G. WILLMAN - RAAF 411421).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Franks,28, and Hill, 22, are registered at Cannock, S Staffordshire. It may connect them but doesn't fit your a/c suggestions
    The one you have on DL282, Willman,26, is registered at Sleaford and W Kesteven, Lincolnshire as is Hickling,22 and this may connect both to the Master collision
    Jones,21, registered at Fylde, Lancashire. There were 2 others but they were too old.
    Milne, 42, registered at Wenlock, Shropshire( a common registration point for Cosford Hospital)
    Stevens,27, registered at Epping,Essex
    Hemmingway,32, registered at Eastbourne, Sussex
    Regards
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    Hi Henk

    Jones killed by a railway train on the line between Poulton-le-Fylde and Singleton.

    Malcolm

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    MILNE is on Tom's list of Shropshire casualties.

    Martyn

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    Thanks all for your help.
    Martyn: where can I find Tom's list (casualties Shropshire).
    Regards,
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    Henk,

    Here is the link to Tom's thread.

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3670

    Martyn

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    Hi Henk, Milne died in Cosford after being involved in 'an accident' in Market Drayton. I haven't yet established what exactly the accident was though!

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks Martyn & Tom for info on MILNE and the 'Shropshire list'.
    Regards,
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    Henk,

    Re: Master II - DL282 - RAFC.

    DL282 and HICKLING, are both mentioned in the undigitised A705 (NAA: A705 163/178/425), of AUS411421 Sgt Archibald Gordon WILLMAN RAAF.

    Col.
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    Hi Henk,

    F1180
    Hill and Franks killed in crash of N6878

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    Ross
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