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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 12-5-1941

    Looking for the places of death registration for:

    AC1 Leonard S. ARDLEY - 1259442;
    AC2 Wilfred E. ARMSTRONG - 1061637 - 504 Sqn (Exeter, Devon);
    Sgt George BALMFORTH - 544600 - 58 Sqn (Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire);
    Sgt (Pilot) Alfred E. COUPER - 1253910;
    AC1 Richard F. DAVIES - 976930 - killed in air raid;
    F/Sgt Victor S. DODD - 940286 - 58 Sqn;
    AC1 Walter L. DRAPER - 1301885;
    Cpl Frederick W.O. DUNN - 511852;
    AC1 Gordon I. EGGLETON - 914938 - 58 Sqn;
    G/Capt Fredderick F. GARRAWAY - OBE - Station Commander Linton-on-Ouse - killed when he was commanding fire fighting operations;
    AC1 Alfred A. JARVIS - 1253225;
    Cpl John B. JONES - 1264732;
    Sgt John KAY - 647782 - 58 Sqn;
    Sgt Edwin H.W. KEMP - 755825 - 58 Sqn;
    Sgt (Obs) Reginald D. KIRBY - 759233 - 58 Sqn;
    AC2 Harold LACKAY - 1155594 - 58 Sqn;
    P/O John LAWSON-BROWN - 82692 - 64 Sqn (Martlesham Heath, Suffolk);
    Cpl Richard O. LENHAM - 514334 - commemorated on Panel 55 of the Runnymede Memorial - looking for his unit at date of death;
    Cpl Kenneth H. MARLOTH - 620923 - 35 Sqn (Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire);
    AC2 Charles MARTIN - 1101045;
    AC2 Hector H. MEESON - 1258724 - 35 Sqn;
    AC1 William I. MILLER - 1258194;
    AC1 Kenneth H. MOODY - 923174 - 58 Sqn;
    AC2 John (Jack) H. NORBURY - 1386292;
    LAC Edgar J. OXFORD - 1376415 - St.Eval, Cornwall - killed in air raid;
    AC1 Alwyn J. RICHARDS - 930163;
    LAC Phillip M. ROWLAND - 942491;
    AC2 Flyn A. SANDERS - 1385970;
    Sgt (Pilot) Stephen R. SKERRITT - 1106001;
    AC1 Roy TIPTON - 942657;
    Sgt William D. WEIR - 967309 - 58 Sqn, and
    AC1 John V. WOOLNOUGH - 933082.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Master I - N7426 - CFS - crashed on landing Everleigh Landingground.
    Master I - T8637 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing Pittington, Durham county.
    Tiger Moth II - N5483 - 11 EFTS - spun into ground Coupar Angus, Perthshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T7144 - 4 EFTS - crashed on take-off Brough.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Marloth and Meeson died as a result of the bombing of Linton on Ouse. AC2 Arthur Dale 1206638 died of his injuries on 15/5/41. It was the resultant fire that cost Garraway his life.

    Cheers

    Eddie

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    Hi Henk
    You have G/Capt Garraway,41,as killed at Linton-on-Ouse. He is registered at Bulmer which is right for the area. Registered there also are
    Balmforth,29
    Dodd, 20,
    Eggleton,21,
    Kay,19,
    Kemp,28,
    Kirby,32,
    Lackey,25,
    Marloth,21,
    Moody,28(age on CWGC)
    Weir,21
    Hector Meeson, 19, is registered at York ?died in Hospital of injuries from the Linton air raid
    From the rest there are Davies,21, Jarvis,21, Martin,30, Norbury,28, Oxford,21, registered at Bodmin the right office for St Eval.
    Ardley,28, Jones,30, Miller,33, Richards,20, are registered at Bridgend, Glamorgan, S Wales
    Dunn,29, Rowland,23, and Tipton,23, are registered at Pembroke also S Wales but at the extreme western end.
    Armstrong,19, is registered at Devon Central, right for Exeter, Draper,33, is registered at Blackpool, Lawson-Brown,28 is registered at Southend, Essex, Glyn A Sanders,23, is registered at Truro, Cornwall, Skerritt is registered at Kingsclere, Hampshire (it also covers part of S Berkshire) and Woolnough,27 is registered at Holderness N Yorkshire
    It was good to hear of your progress
    All the Best
    Dick
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    Two of your list appear in the 53 OTU ORB, as there were two killed in the same accident I would suggest a Master or similar.

    May 12th 1941, “Pupil Sergeants A.E. Couper and S.R. Skerritt killed in flying accident.”

    Another casualty was in the No.3 School of General Reconnaissance ORB.

    May 12th 1941, “Fatal accident to airman at his billets AC1 Draper W.L.”
    Alan Clark

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

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    Sorry Henk
    I mis-spelt Couper's name . He is registered at Kingsclere, age 19. The other was COOPER and is in Liverpool N
    Apologies
    Dick

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    Hi Henk,

    "Cpl Richard O. LENHAM - 514334 - commemorated on Panel 55 of the Runnymede Memorial - looking for his unit at date of death."


    According the usual micro-fiche, I can see Lenham did belong to "SHQ Pembroke Dock" when he died.


    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Hi Henk
    Pembroke Dock was a heavily used Seaplane and Flying Boat Base covering the Irish Sea, W Atlantic , Bay of Biscay etc. Lenham's name did not come up on the registration list so he was possibly lost at sea. If he died in the area he would be registered at Pembroke as 3 others on your list were.
    Regards
    Dick

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    Hi Dick,

    I've found a little bit more about Lenham:

    http://www.emsworthmemorialtrail.org.uk/roll.htm

    http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=06843e20a6b5acef98ac83450434a4 98&topic=296928.msg1802864


    Regards

    Finn Buch

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    Hi Henk,

    Just so you can write-off your Master, I have the following for it:

    Miles M.9A Master I T8637 55 O.T.U. Usworth
    1257883 Sgt John Harris pilot ok
    Aircraft crashed while making a forced landing at Pittington, Co Durham.

    Jim
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    Henk

    Master N7451 at Hurstborne Manor, Whitchurch, Hants is the 53 OTU machine mentioned by Alclark

    regards

    DaveW

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