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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 22-5-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    F/Lt (Pilot) William A. RIDER - RCAF C/852 - 400 Sqn (Odiham Hampshire - 400 Sqn lost Tomahawk AH810; however have for this aircraft as casualty F/O Peter W. LOCHNAN - RCAF C/997, location Gower Peninsula, Glam.), and
    AC1 Albert G. TRESIDDER - 1160703.

    Also looking for info on:
    P/O Richard G. WALES - 87420 - 254 Sqn (Sumburgh, Shetlands) - commemorated on Panel 35 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hector I - K9775 - GTS - overshot landing at Thame.
    Hurricane I - P3205 - 56 OTU - crashed in forced landing Wells-on-Sea, Norfolk.
    Magister I - N3931 - 5 EFTS - crashed on overshoot.
    Magister I - T9678 - 15 EFTS - crashed in forced landing 8 miles E of Lockerbie, Dumfries.
    Oxford I - V3152 - 15 FTS - hit balloon barrage Beechworth Avenue, Coventry.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Rider Age 28 West Glamorgan District

    Lochnan Age 27 Llanelly District

    Tresidder Age 24 Aylesbury district

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    Hi Henk
    Rider,28,is registered in Mid Glamorgan, S Wales. This is some way from Odiham where the Tomahawk was based but Peter Lochnan,27 is also registered in S Wales,at Llanelly. 400 Sqn got it's Tomahawks in Apr 41 and could well have been using a training facility such as a Gunnery Range in S Wales. It might explain why both are registered in the same general area.
    Tressider,24, is registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire which could mean RAF Halton which was a Hospital as well as the RAF Apprentice Training School
    Regards
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    AH810 Crashed Gower Peninsula, Glam

    Would a death here be registered in Llanelly or West Glamorgan?

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    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/west%20glamorgan.html

    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/llanelly.html

    Gowerton was transferred to West Glamorgan in 1934, if Gowerton is on the Gower Penninsula.
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    F/O Peter W. LOCHNAN Died of Wounds or Injuries Recieved in Action

    Rider was Killed On Active Service - As a result I believe he was in Tomahawk AH810 NOT Lochnan

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    What about Lysander V9361 at Pembrey on 21st for Lochnan (CWGC has 21st as dod)

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    Default For Dakota

    Confused by Allison in his 'They Shall Grow Not Old' where he mentions for
    LOCHNAN: Was flying a Tomahawk aircraft and went missing while engaged in a sea search in bad weather;
    RIDER: Tomahawk aircraft lost in a flying accident.

    Only one Tomahawk lost that day. 'Sea search' and 'died of wounds or injuries received in action' for LOCHNAN has my preference for the Lysander.

    What's "Dakota's" idea ?

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    Reconsider my opinion on Lochnan and Rider, despite Lochnan was killed 21st May. Rider (killed 22nd May) would match with Tomahawk AH810. 400 Squadron was based at Odiham, Hampshire and Lysander V9361 was 225 Sqn based at Tilshead, Wiltshire.
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    Gents

    Wings over Wiltshire records that

    "..while on detachment at Pembrey F/O Peter W Lochnan, RCAF, of No 400S and Sgt Cave (AG), of No 225S crashed in Lysander V9361 during bad visibility. The pilot was killed and the gunner seriously injured, The No 225S a/c was destroyed.

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