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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 18-6-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth O. BATE - 1166841;
    LAC Duncan CARRICK - 873274 - 18 BC, 945 (Balloon) Sqn (Glasgow);
    P/O (Pilot) Arthur GIBBONS - 87040;
    P/O (Pilot) Kenneth J. HOLMES - DFC - 44600;
    Sgt (Airgunner) Douglas A. MacLEAN - 525672 - 142 Sqn (Binbrook, Lincolnshire), and
    Cpl Richard MITCHELL - 304666.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim I - L1274 - A&AEE - crashed on take-off Boscombe Down.
    Master III - W8477 - CFS - crashed; no further details.
    Oxford II - N6365 - CFS - crashed; destroyed by fire; no further details.
    Puss Moth - AX870 - TFPP - crashed on landing South Marston.
    Tiger Moth II - N9396 - 9 EFTS - flew into ground 1 mile SE of Brinklow, near Coventry.
    Tiger Moth II - T7122 - RAF Martlesham - flew into ground Shrubland Hall, Suffolk.
    Tomahawk I - AH765 - 1 FPP - crashed on landing Gatwick.
    Tutor I - K3344 - CFS - crashed on approach Marlborough LG.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Bate,20,Gibbons,24,and Holmes,26, are all registered at Devizes. CFS was based at Upavon at the time so they might have been involved in Master W4877, or Oxford N6365.
    MacLean,23, is registered at Louth,Lincolnshire the right area for a death near or at Binbrook.
    Carrick is buried in Glasgow and Mitchell in Belfast neither would have come up on the register if they died there
    Regards
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    Henk

    Gibbons & Bate on the Oxford and Holmes on the Master (PC Price injured)

    regards

    DaveW

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    Henk,

    Times Honour Rolls:

    SGT. K.O. BATE KOAS
    P/O A. GIBBONS KOAS
    P/O K.J. HOLMES KOAS
    SGT. D.A. MACLEAN KIA

    Ken

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    Henk

    A bit more detail to go with what DaveW has posted.

    Abridged from 'Wings Over Wiltshire'. Master W8477 collided with Oxford N6365 whilst landing, apparently the pilot PO Holmes was unaware of the Oxford's presence on the ground whilst landing into the sun. The collision occurred at Alton Barnes an RLG for Upavon.

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    Nick

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    LAC Duncan CARRICK - 873274 - Registered in Hilhead district, Glasgow and I can't find him in Flight archives.
    Cpl Richard MITCHELL - 304666. he is a DOAS listing.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default Tomahawk AH765 1FPP

    This aircraft was damaged when it swung on landing at Gatwick 18/6/41 whilst being ferried. Pilot was Pilot Flt Officer S.Harpeles

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    Thanks Buz for info on F/O HARPELES and his Tomahawk AH765; thanks Dennis for info on CARRICK and MITCHELL.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Just come across this thread (and the earlier one in the archives section). Regarding the death of PO Kenneth James Holmes DFC 44600, he was not the pilot of the Master, he was the passenger. The pilot was PO Price, who survived, albeit badly injured.

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    Hello

    LAC Duncan McLean CARRICK - 873274 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 4.35 a.m. at the Western Infirmary, Glasgow, due to self-inflicted Lysol poisoning.

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    Simon

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