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    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 Charles R. BRACE - 534622;
    P/O (Pilot/Instr.) Christopher C. BRACKENBURY - 88857;
    AC2 Alfred S. BROAD - 1272472;
    AC2 John W. BUSUTTIL - 907742;
    AC2 Derek W. CADMAN - 1384084;
    W/Cdr (Pilot) Frederick K. DAMANT - DFC - 63206;
    AC2 Alfred H. FELLOWS - 1206470;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Ronald H. MORGAN - 1381382;
    AC2 James MORRISON - 1346270;
    LAC Alan N. PEARCE - 575535 (from S.Rhodesia), and
    AC1 Harold B. WETTON - 951591.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hurrican I - V7444 - 9 FTS - crashed on overshoot 4 miles WSW of Stroud, Gloucestershire.
    Oxford I - P1881 - RAFC - crashed on take-off Cranwell.
    Spitfire I - K9908 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile from Rhuddlan, Flintshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T5609 - 1 PRFTS - abandoned Dibbet Vale, Papplewick, Derbyshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T5712 - 9 EFTS - hit balloon barrage clifford Bridge, near Walsgrave, Coventry.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    few info to exclude one plane:

    Second was Hurricane V7444 No 9 FTS crashed four Miles SW of Stroud at 12.25 Hours Cockpit full of smoke Pilot unable to see,1255522 LAC L.Eate on 16th May 1941

    http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=82260

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    Henk, check older post by Amrit:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?p=11389

    16/05/1941 Tiger Moth T5712 of 9 EFTS hit a balloon cable and crashed at Walsgrave. P/O C C Brackenbury and LAC Logan were both killed.

    http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1941.htm

    Only there is difference: MORGAN versus LOGAN

    But it must be a typo as there is not any LAC LOGAN killed on this date

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    Thanks Pavel for links.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Following Pavel's post, Brackenbury,24, and Morgan,28, are registered at Coventry which is right for Walsgrave which is on the E edge of the city.
    Brace,23, is registered at Folkestone,Kent
    Broad,35, is registered at Fakenham Norfolk and so is Cadman,18.
    Busuttil, 20, is registered at Bucklow,Cheshire an area just to the west of Manchester
    Damant,46,is registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire
    Morrison ,36,is registered at Wenlock, Shropshire
    Wetton,21,is registered at Birmingham
    Pearce did not come up on the registers for England and Wales
    Regards
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    Hi Henk,

    Morrison died in RAF Cosford Hospital. At the time of his death he was on strength of No. 4 Recruit Centre, Bridgnorth, so one can assume he died of natural causes or injuries sustained in some sort of ground accident.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Henk
    Following Tom's lead re Morrison I believe we have found that Wenlock is the right area for registering a death at Cosford
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick and Tom for additional info on MORRISON.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    This won't further your research, but the name Busuttil is quite uncommon (I believe). I used to know a guy by this name and he informed me that his father was from Beirut. As Michael Caine used to say - "not a lot of people know that!"

    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers
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    AC1 Charles R. BRACE - 534622; DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON
    ACTIVE SERVICE.
    P/O (Pilot/Instr.) Christopher C. BRACKENBURY - 88857; ---> JOAS Jun 19th Magaine spelled Blackenbury
    AC2 Alfred S. BROAD - 1272472; Can't seem to find in Flight magazine
    AC2 John W. BUSUTTIL - 907742; DOAS scanned as J. W. Busultil;
    AC2 Derek W. CADMAN - 1384084; Can't find in Flight magazine
    W/Cdr (Pilot) Frederick K. DAMANT - DFC - 63206; KOAS
    AC2 Alfred H. FELLOWS - 1206470; KOAS
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Ronald H. MORGAN - 1381382; ---> KOAS
    AC2 James MORRISON - 1346270; DOAS
    LAC Alan N. PEARCE - 575535 (from S.Rhodesia), KOAS
    AC1 Harold B. WETTON - 951591. DOAS

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