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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 17-5-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    F/Sgt (Airgunner) Reginald COWAN - 535102;
    Sgt Eric P. DIAPER - 563093 - 504 Sqn (Exeter, Devon);
    F/Sgt Jack T. DUNMORE - 741448;
    Sgt (Pilot u/t) Hugh A. HOUNAM - 534390, and
    LAC James N. SWANSTON - 803465.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim I - L1302 - 54 OTU - overshot landing at Church Fenton.
    Defiant I - N1573 - 54 OTU - crashed on take-off at night 3 miles E of Church Fenton.
    Master I - T8638 - 9 FTS - spun into ground at Grittleton, 2 miles WSW of Hullavington, Wiltshire.
    Oxford I - N4604 - 2 FTS - undershot landing at Akeman Street LG.
    Spitfire I - N3046 - 53 OTU - crashed on approach Sealand, Flintshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk

    Sgt (Pilot u/t) Hugh A. HOUNAM - 534390 is listed as the pilot of Master I - T8638 in 'Wings over Wiltshire' by Rod Priddle. His death was registered at Chippenham.

    Regards,

    Nick

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    Hi Henk
    Cowan,25,is registered at Selby, E Yorkshire,
    Diaper,27 is registered at Devon Central, the right area for an incident E or SE of the city of Exeter
    Hounam,22, is registered at Chippenham which is right for Grittleton
    Dunmore and Swanson did not come up, and Warner records no injuries on L1302
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 27th September 2008 at 18:20.

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    Thanks Nick & Dick for your support.
    Sunny greetings from the continent,
    Henk.

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    Who has a pilot's name for Hurricane V7225 of 1401 Flight, crashed after collision 17-5-1941.
    Regards,
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    Henk, Hi,
    Tell us more about Hurricane V7225! This looks like being the area of interest of Met Flights. Brian (Lyffe on this Forum) is writing these Flights up - I would hate for him to have missed some "copy"!!!
    Weather in S UK unseasonably warm, dry, and sunny. Good gardening weather - unfortunately!!! We will, no doubt, pay for it when the inevitable Equinoctal Gales arrive!!
    But, in the interim, have a good day (and my respects to Carla).
    Rgds
    Peter

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    Hi Henk,

    I have some details on a casualty 17/5/1941 listed on RAF Overseas Deaths :-
    951434 AC2 Ronald DAWSON 17 O.T.U Buried Blackpool cemetery (Canadian ?)

    I was wondering if he was part of the crew of 17 OTU Blenheim V5565 ?

    Mark

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    Henk,

    Sgt. J.T. Dunmore is "Previously reported wounded or injured on active service, now reported died of wounds or injuries received on active service" in the Times, 10 October 1941.

    I did not find the initial announcement of his being wounded or injured on searching 1939-1941.

    Regards, Ken

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    Thanks Ken for info on Dunmore; will amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Mark,
    Indeed DAWSON from Canada. Was killed on Oxford II serial R6342 of 17 SFTS. Accident on Cranwell during take-off (had to avoid other aircraft).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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