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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 28-6-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt (Obs) Ronald R. BARNETT - 581311;
    Sgt Leslie BINGLEY - 746790 - 106 Sqn (Coningsby, Lincolnshire);
    Sgt (Pilot) Walter O. FENTON - 745092;
    AC2 Dennis W. HORNE - 1229058;
    AC2 Edward MERCER - 1096945;
    F/Sgt (Wop/Ag) Stanley L.J. PEACH - 645688;
    LAC Albert E. PHELPS - 1157172;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Frederick C. PUDDIFOOT - 1250711;
    Sgt (Argunner) William SEATON - 992625;
    P/O (Pilot) Norman TAYLOR - 63836;
    F/O Henry N. THOMAS - 88902, and
    Cpl William H. TITTERTON - 1311242.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - V5755 - 75 Wing - shot down by own AA at Lydd, Kent (already as a casualty on this aircraft: F/Sgt B.G. GARDNER - 740601).
    Master I - T8828 - 5 FTS - flew into ground Loggerheads, Staffordshire.
    Oxford II - N4782 - 3 FTS - crashed on landing Bibury.
    Tutor I - K3306 - 2 FIS - Air Britain Aeromilitaria: 28-6-1941, no further details; K-File: crashed "7-7"-1941, no further details.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk, i'm not on my lap top at the moment, but from memory i think Puddifoot was the solo pilot of T8828.

    I will check my files tomorrow.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Henk,

    Times casualty lists:

    BARNETT - not yet found
    BINGLEY - DOAS
    FENTON - KIA
    HORNE - not yet found
    MERCER - DOAS
    PEACH - KIA
    PHELPS - DOAS
    PUDDIFOOT - Died of Wounds or Injuries Received on Active service
    SEATON - Died of Wounds or Injuries Received on Active Service
    TAYLOR- Died of Wounds or Injuries Received on Active Service
    THOMAS - DOAS
    TITTERTON - DOAS

    Regards from Sunny Ottawa, Ken

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    Barnett Ronald R, age 19, death registered at Folkestone
    Fenton Walter O, age 26, death registered at Ashford
    Peach Stanley LJ, age 19, death registered at Folkestone
    Titterton William H, age 28, death registered at Fylde
    Thomas Henry N, age 42, death registered at Aylesbury
    Last edited by PeteS; 19th October 2008 at 17:31. Reason: adding additional data

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    Hi Henk
    Together with F/Sgt B Gardner, Barnett,19, Fenton,26, and Peach,19, were the crew of Blenheim V5755 of 75 Wing shot down near Lydd in Kent by "friendly AA fire" through failure to display recognition signals. (Warner's Blenheim)
    Bingley(Leslie G J ),23, registered at Sleaford ,Lincolnshire
    Horne,29, registered at Bedford
    Mercer,18, registered at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Puddifoot,29,registered at Wenlock, Shropshire
    Taylor,29 is also registered at Wenlock,
    Henry N Thomas,42, registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
    There was also a Henry Thomas,19,registered at Leeds
    Confirm Titterton at Fylde, Lancashire
    Seaton didn't show but is buried in Scotland and may have died there
    Phelps didn't Show on the register
    Regards
    Dick
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    Puddifoot and Taylor were in T8828 as recorded by the ORB:

    June 28th 1941, “Pilot Officer N. Taylor (Instructor) and 1250711 LAC Puddifoot, F.C. (a pupil pilot of No.60 Course) died as the result of a flying accident.”

    I don't have anything for the other casualties.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    William SEATON, aged 23, registered at Ayr two days after sustaining multiple fractures to both legs;

    Albert PHELPS, aged 21 from natural causes, registered at Forres, Moray (near RAF Kinloss).

    Regards,

    David
    Last edited by RockHound; 19th October 2008 at 20:35. Reason: Spelling!

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    I see Alan's beaten me to it with the ORB entry for Puddifoot. Well my memory was half right, but i forgot that Taylor was on board aswell! I don't have the accident cards for the accident as it lies in Staffs, but from the death registration, we can see that they would have been taken to Cosford hospital where they must have died/be certified as dead.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks friends for all your combined effort to solve my problems on the unaccounted airmen for the 28th of June 1941.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Seaton is listed as being with 13 Group in the GRO list so could he have been injured in Blenheim IV, T2436 which crashed at Ayr on 27 Jun 1941?

    Malcolm

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