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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 13-7-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Royston G. HIBBINS - 1191965 - 14 BC, 966 (Balloon) Sqn (Newport), and
    LAC Sydney H. SMITH - 912563.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Master I - T8337 - 8 FTS - lost in a mid-air collision (Air Britain: collided with Hurricane V6566 of 8 FTS over sea 3 miles S of Johnshaven, Kincardine, however AB mentions for V6566: collided with N2261 [sic - must be N2661] 3 miles S of Johnshaven.) Three aircraft of 8 FTS involved in this mid-air collision ?
    Oxford II - V3514 - 6 FTS - destroyed by fire in accident; no further details.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Hibbins,21, is registered at Newport, Monmouthshire,S Wales,consistent with his Unit
    Smith,29, registered at Goole W Yorkshire
    Regards
    Dick

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    I have details of a couple of accidents for the 13th.

    No.4 AOS lost a Battle along with two Czech personnel.
    July 13th 1941, Battle crash in Luce Bay, 787322 LAC Dundera, 787821 LAC Drcka, Czech personnel, killed.

    The 8 FTS accident, only recorded as two Hurricanes by the ORB, also involved overseas personnel this time Polish airmen.

    July 13th 1941, 780969 LAC Adach, H. & 780569 LAC Janczyk, A. killed in collision between Hurricanes N2261 and V6566 3 miles south of Johnshaven. Investigation held by Wing Commander E.W. Simpson on 15th July 1941.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Thanks Dick. Will come up with two more for today.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Both Smith and Hibbins are DOAS listing on Aug 21st magazine.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Default Smith RAFVR (912563)

    Smith was struck by the propeller of Tiger Moth T7697 at Snaith airfield.
    From National Archives ref AIR81/7594

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