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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 9-11-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    ACW2 Phyllis A. BURNHAM - 894543, and
    AC1 Robert A. MACQUEEN - 1119978.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (Ag u/t) Albert J. SEARLE - 1271714.

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    AC2 Rupert H. EDWARDS - 1279921 - 206 Sqn (Aldergrove, Co.Antrim);
    W/Cdr Ronald J. KNIGHTS-WHITTMORE - 33030, and
    AC2 Norman C. RUTHERFORD - 1374348.

    D - Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    Cpl Joseph O. KENNEDY - 1102655 - commemorated on Panel 55 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Defiant I - T3938 - 60 OTU - abandoned 1 mile W of Haddington, East Lothian.
    Oxford I - P9044 - RAFC - crashed in forced landing Wigsley.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Phyllis A Burnham,21,registered at Trowbridge Wiltshire,
    MacQueen,35, registered at Bridgend, Glamorgan, S Wales, 1st Qtr 1942 so may have needed a Coroner or some investigation,
    Edwards,21, registered at Newton Abbot, Devon
    Rutherford,30, registered at Thanet, Kent
    Searle did not come up on the register
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dick for this quick response.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Dick,
    What about W/Cdr KNIGHTS-WHITTMORE ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Cpl Joseph O Kennedy is listed in GRO War Deaths with his unit shown as 8 AGS.
    He may have been a member of the crew of Botha L6451 which ditched in Cromarty Firth on this date. There are no other casualties listed for 8 AGS

    HTH

    Dave Molyneux

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    Hi Henk
    I think that you will find that he is Knights-Whittome( as on CWGC). He is registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, age 29,and he is buried at Halton which suggests he may have died in the RAF Hospital at Halton. His wife comes from Barnes which is in a part of S W London that was administered at the time by Surrey,so he wasn't taken home for burial.
    Regards
    Dick
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    Rutherford is DOAS in Dec. 25th 1941 lists. Searched for "C. Ruth"

    I can't find the others in Flight either.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks all for your much appreciated info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    No.60 OTU ORB has pilot of T3938 as R/73022 Sgt J D Bisset. Baled out safely.

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    Ross
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    Hi Henk/Ross,
    Defiant T3938 came down at Clerkington Mains near East Fortune.

    Regards,
    Alan

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