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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 24-6-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 William F. BEARDMORE - 940687;
    AC2 William J. CRUDGE - 1273405;
    LAC Robert J. McLINTOCK - 543619, and
    AC1 Kenneth OLLIER - 1105089.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Dragonfly - X9337 - 8 AACU - crashed on take-off Old Sarum.
    Master I - N7999 - 5 FTS - crashed on landing at night Ternhill, Shropshire.
    Master I - T8656 - 9 FTS - crashed on take-off Castle Combe.
    Tiger Moth II - N6863 - 1 EFTS - abandoned London Colney, Hertfordshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T5692 - 2 EFTS - abandoned 1 mile N of Worcester.
    Tutor I - K3362 - 1 SAC - Air Britain Aeromilitaria crashed 24-6-1941; no further details (K-File: crashed 9-7-1941).
    Whitley I - K7242 - 9 AOS - crashed on take-off Penrhos.
    Battle I - K2055 - 2 AACU - crashed in forced landing near Plympton, Devon.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Beardmore,21 and Ollier,21 are registered at Whitchurch. If it is the one in Shropshire it could connect them to the crash at Ternhill
    McKlintock,26, is registered at Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
    Crudge is on CWGC but didn't come up on the register.
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    Thanks Dick; perhaps DaveW or Al have info on the Ternhill crash.
    Regards,
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    Dick,
    Are you sure that OLLIER's death was registered at Whitchurch ? He's MISSING and commemorated on Panel 290 of the Runnymede Memorial (although panel # 290 is a high number for that period of time).

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    Battle serial was N2055 !
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    Thanks Paul. Indeed N2055, it was this old man's typo.
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    AC1 William F. BEARDMORE - 940687; Listed as DOAS it seems in the August 7th magazine, Ollier is not however seen in this list and cannot find him in any listing, we have seen previous ground staff deaths as DOAS which I find strange.
    AC2 William J. CRUDGE - 1273405; not found in Flight magazine. No return for hat name in Scotland either.
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Michael Hilward JONES - 1290247, age 18. Likely is listed DIED or WOUNDS OF INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE. There is a Michael H Jones age 18 listed in Kings Lynn district, Norfolk
    LAC Robert J. McLINTOCK - 543619, listed as DOAS
    AC1 Kenneth OLLIER - 1105089. Cannot find him listed in Flight magazine, certainly not in same magazine as Beardmore.

    Interestingly Crudge appears on a Family tree on Ancestry.co.uk and death is given as 'accidental explosion' but there are more details but I can;t seem to get to them. I've contacted the owner however.

    Found this however,
    http://www.angelfire.com/de3/fileycasualties/wwiinew/noncommemorationarmy.htm
    Stanley Idris Mick Bennett (Private) – Aged 32

    Killed in the same accidental explosion as R.A.F. serviceman William Crudge on 16th April 1941, Stanley belonged to the 6th Battalion, Kings Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster) and was originally from Harrow, Middlesex. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Bennett. After his death Stanley was laid to rest in St. Oswald’s

    There is a Stanley Bennett registered in buckrose district in that Quarter of 1941, no middle initial given. Filey is listed as being in that district.

    Looks like Crudge name is spelled wrong on the register and CWGC have mixed up his date of death? The 6 and 4 have been transposed. ??
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    The kind lady who runs the family tree, not directly related gives this information:

    William John CRUDGE b 1922 and died 16 April 1941
    Aircraftsman 2nd Class No 1273405 aged 19 yrs Killed by Accidental Explosion. Son of Harvey and Gertrudge (nee POPPLETON) CRUDGE, of Paignton Devon.
    He was stationed at RAF Hunmanby Moor, Yorkshire.

    The website above also lists:
    Albert Alfred Izaby (Private) Aged 34

    The third man to die in the accidental explosion at R.A.F. Hunmanby Moor on 16th April 1941, Albert was another member of the 6th Kings Own Royal Regiment. He was repatriated to his home village of High Halstow near Gravesend where his parents Mark and Emma Izaby lived.
    Dennis Burke
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    Thanks Dennis for this and all other info on airmen who died/were killed 18 up to 24-6-1941.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Just coming back to the Kenneth Ollier topic. For those that are interested i have since discovered he is buried in Over Tabley Churchyard, Cheshire. See below:

    http://twgpp.org/information.php?id=1142254

    I've contacted the CWGC, so hopefully they will amend their records.

    Cheers, Tom

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