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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 2-5-1941

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

    Sgt (Pilot) John A. NICHOLSON - 1382559;
    Cpl Robert A. PEGG - 262373, and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Kenneth TUFFIN - 1191057.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Audax I - K3103 - 1 FTS - crashed in forced landing Milton Hill Farm, near Weston-super-Mare, Somerset (this crew believed to be safe).
    Master I - N7894 - 5 FTS - flew into ground 6 miles N of Uttoxeter, staffordshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hello Henk

    John A. NICHOLSON aged 29 death registered at Cheadle.
    Robert A. PEGG aged 40 death registered at Darlington.
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Kenneth TUFFIN aged 20 death registered at Stoke.
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    LAC Tuffin died of injuries sustained in a crash while with No.5 EFTS

    May 1st 1941, “D Flight, LAC Tuffin crashed at Groundslaw Farm, and died of injuries later.
    C Flight, 1 pupil lost, no damage.”

    There isn't a Groundslaw Farm on the map, but there is a Groundslow to the SW of Meir.

    Oddly I don't have anything for the 5 FTS accident, because I don't appear to have a copy of the page from the ORB for the start of the month. From where Nicholson's death is registered it fits with the Master though.
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    Groundslow farm is at 127/865378

    regards

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    Thats the one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by davew View Post
    Groundslow farm is at 127/865378

    regards

    DaveW
    ......and was this approx. 6 m N of Uttoxeter, Staffs. ?
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    Henk, not Uttoxeter, about 6 miles N of Stone, Staffordshire.

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    Henk there were two seperate accidents in the same general area of England one from No.5 FTS the other from No.5 EFTS.

    5 EFTS were flying Magisters from Meir which is not too far from where the crash that involve Tuffin occurred.
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    Alan, don't worry you are not missing a page, there isn't one! It starts on the 14th May. Confusingly there is a mention of an LAC J B Nicholson (993683) as killed on the 14th May 1941, but no such person to match on CWGC.

    I do not have any notes from the accident cards for N7894 as it is out side of my 'boundaries', but the death registration seems to fit for Nicholson.

    Cheers, Tom

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    DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE: LAC K Tuffin
    Sgt J A Nicholson probably KOAS listed in June 19th magazine

    Cpl. Pegg is a DOAS on June 12th 1941 magazine.

    Henk, no need to acknowledge this post unless further discussion/questions.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 29th October 2009 at 01:48.
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