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    All I have been kindly passed a list of RAF Casualties for August 1939 - where the Month and name is all i have - can anyone fill in the missing details - including service number where possible thanks Paul

    PS maybe name mistakes

    ABBOTT Leonard Francis #805345 LAC 27th August 1939 609 Sqn RTA
    ALLEN Frederick John
    ATKINS Henry John
    BARNES Peter Dennis Rowland/Roland / AC2? Drowned August 27 1939 - Selsey Sussex, #553407
    BELL Andrew George Henry
    BULLIVANT Verdun
    CLEMENTS Edward Sidney
    DOYLE Leslie Raymond
    GEORGE David Islwyn
    GILBERT Robert Samuel
    GOWER Cyril Douglas
    HARRIS Arthur Reginald
    HART John
    HENDRY James
    HIBBS Joseph Edward/Edwin AC1 26th August 1939 568761
    HIGH Thomas Jameson
    JAMES Clive
    JONES Caswallon
    LEECH Henry
    LEECH William Edward Sgt 13th Aug 1939 Hospital Palestine #525890
    LEWIS John Sydney
    LICKLEY Arthur Sgt #565587 9 Aug 1939 Wellington I, L4258 149 Sqn - Note Correct name not Linkley
    LITTLE Robert William
    LUMB Gladney Sgt 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn
    MANN William George
    MINORS Ronald George
    PALMER John Norman
    PAYNE William Charles
    PITT Olaf Thomas Victor Sgt 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn
    SAUNDERS Stuart Norman
    SCHOFIELD Frank
    SMITH Leslie Protheroe
    WHITE Albert Leonard
    YERBURY John Lee P/O 29 August 1939 Wellington L4257 149 Sqn
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    Paul,
    BULLIVANT Verdun 611507
    DOYLE Leslie Raymond 553007
    GEORGE David Islwyn 542631
    GILBERT Robert Samuel 562701
    GOWER Cyril Douglas 740528
    JONES Caswallon 528012
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    COVENTRY PILOT KILLED

    ... COVENTRY PILOT KILLED CRASHED IN ESSEX Sergeant Pilot Cyril Douglas Gower, aged 23, of 10, Co-operative Street, Alderman s Green, was killed on Tuesday while flying Supormariue Spitfire machine, which crasned into the playing field of the Intermediate ...
    Published: Saturday 02 September 1939
    Newspaper: Coventry Standard
    County: Warwickshire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 171 | Page: 8 | Tags: none

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    Date: 30-AUG-1939
    Time: 12:30
    Type: Silhouette image of generic SPIT model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
    Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
    Owner/operator: 74 Squadron Royal Air Force (74 Sqn RAF)
    Registration: K9861
    MSN: 79
    Fatalities: Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 1
    Other fatalities: 0
    Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
    Location: John Henry Burrows Intermediate School, Grays, near Thurrock, Essex - United Kingdom
    Phase: En route
    Nature: Training
    Departure airport: RAF Hornchurch, Essex
    Destination airport: RAF Hornchurch, Essex
    Narrative:
    First flown 7-2-39. Delivered to RAF Hornchurch for 74 Squadron 13-2-39. Stalled and dived into ground at the John Henry Burrows Intermediate School, Grays, near Thurrock, Essex. Pilot: Sgt (740528) Cyril Douglas GOWER RAFVR killed.

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    Inpoldby) when he conducted an inquest on the body of Ronald George Minors, a corporal-armourer in the R.A.F., stationed at Calshot, whose home was at 163, Gosport Road. Fareham, Minors lost his life in an accident on the roa leading to the camp on Friday ...
    Published: Wednesday 09 August 1939
    Newspaper: Portsmouth Evening News
    County: Hampshire, England

    Friday 4 August 1939

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    Wellington L4257 of 149 Sqn lost 29 August 1939
    Trying to ID the full crew for this which dived into sea 5m SE of Happisburgh Light Vessel ion this date with the loss of whole crew

    I have (from Chorley and other sources)

    Pilot P/O John Lee Yerbury
    2nd Pilot Sgt O T V Pitt
    Navigator 580794 Acting Sgt Gladney Lumb
    540262 AC1 J S Lewis
    539701 AC1 Robert William Little
    542631 AC1 David Islwyn George

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    Quote Originally Posted by paulmcmillan View Post
    Wellington L4257 of 149 Sqn lost 29 August 1939
    Trying to ID the full crew for this which dived into sea 5m SE of Happisburgh Light Vessel ion this date with the loss of whole crew

    I have (from Chorley and other sources)

    Pilot P/O John Lee Yerbury
    2nd Pilot Sgt O T V Pitt
    Navigator 580794 Acting Sgt Gladney Lumb
    540262 AC1 J S Lewis
    539701 AC1 Robert William Little
    542631 AC1 David Islwyn George

    LEWIS John Sydney
    PITT Olaf Thomas Victor

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    Bristol Blenheim serial L1546 that was lost at Kutumba, India August 9, 1939 - A/C.2 Richard Wallace Bloss also baled out but the rest of the crew were killed. Who were Wing Cdr. Burton Ankers DSO DCM, Cpl. Robert Samuel Gilbert and A/C.1 Arthur Reginald Harris

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    KILLED IN ROM The aeath took place Hospital to-day of in>t- a Frederick John Allen, rt 11 (Northumberland), who was explosion at fetradishall, Tuesday. . oS { 'Allen was admitted to the severe injuries ...
    Published: Friday 18 August 1939
    Newspaper: Birmingham Mail
    County: Warwickshire, England
    Type: Article | Words: 301 | Page: 18 | Tags: none
    BOMB EXPLOSION AT AERODROME

    ... injured a few days ago, was revealed to-day by the death at the Colchester Military Hospital of First Class Aircraftman Frederick John Allen, of Ashington, Northumberland. Allen was admitted to hospital with very severe injuries. It is understood the bomb ...
    Published: Friday 18 August 1939
    Newspaper: Edinburgh Evening News
    County: Midlothian, Scotland
    Type: | Words: 81 | Page: 1 | Tags: none

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