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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 23-7-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Edwin C.J. BERRY - 1248254;
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Jack A, COLEMAN - 754963;
    AC2 Ernest FIDELL - 1404289 - 7 Sqn (Oakington, Cambridgeshire);
    LAC William W. HUTCHINSON - 1381701;
    Cpl John E. JONES - 573164;
    Sgt (Pilot) Richard H. LAURIE - 1260357;
    LAC Maurice E. OUGHTON - 1285546;
    AC2 Eric E. SHEPPARD - 959339, and
    AC1 Horace STEVENS - 1065553.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Beaufort I - L9815 - TTU - undershot landing Abbotsinch.
    Blenheim IV - V5723 - 9 AOS - crashed on take-off Penrhos.
    Lysander II - L4806 - 12 Grp AACF - crashed in forced landing near Leicester.
    Master I - N7412 - 9 FTS - dived into ground near Babdown Farm.

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    ECJ Berry... Willesden.
    JA Coleman... Pwllheli.
    ME Oughton... Pwllheli
    RH Laurie... Durham.
    WW Hutchinson... Stroud.

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    Hi Henk,

    Pilot of L9815 was Sgt A Farnfield, 904159. He and his two un-named crew were injured but not recorded as killed in the ORBs for the next month.

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    Hi Henk
    Coleman,Oughton(u/t Obs) and an LAC G Papworth(u/t Obs) are in Warner's Blenheim as the crew of V5723, all of whom died of injuries.Papworth,29, is also registered at Pwllheli
    Fidell,20 is registered at Cambridge,
    Jones,19, and Sheppard,19, are registered at N Cotswold,Gloucestershire, which might put them on N7412 at Babdown Farm
    Horace T Stevens(the T is on CWGC) is registered at Wakefield ,Yorkshire
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    Thanks all for info on unaccounted airmen 23-7-1941; good harvest for the weekend !
    Regards,
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    Just to complete the information about V5723, here is the ORB entry from the 9 AOS ORB.

    July 23rd 1941, “Blenheim V5723 crashed on taking off, all crew (Sgt Coleman, LAC Oughton + LAC Papworth) died as result of injuries.”
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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks Al for this additional info; will amend my files that all died of injuries; PAPWORTH the day after the crash.
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    *AC2 Edwin C.J. BERRY - 1248254; REGISTERED in Willesden, Middlesex (buried Willesden also) Can't find in flight archives
    KOAS F/Sgt (Pilot) Jack A, COLEMAN - 754963; Pwllheli
    KOAS AC2 Ernest A FIDELL - 1404289 - Cambridge
    KOAS *LAC William W. HUTCHINSON - 1381701; Possibly age 28 registered in Stroud, DOAS Cpl John E. JONES - 573164; N Cotswold
    KOAS *Sgt (Pilot) Richard H. LAURIE - 1260357; age 20, Durham Eastern, Durham
    KOAS LAC Maurice E. OUGHTON - 1285546; Pwllheli
    DOAS AC2 Eric E. SHEPPARD - 959339, N Cotswold --- Cpl J. E. Jones also DOAS in the same list, see below.
    DOAS AC1 Horace T STEVENS - 1065553. Wakefield

    Papworth - DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJTJRIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 18th November 2009 at 14:25. Reason: Added Jones, accidently deleted.
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    I've JONES and SHEPPARD both killed on Master I serial N7412 of 9 FTS, crashed Babdown Farm, what would be KOAS in lieu of DOAS. Who may confirm ?
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    Strange, I think i took a phone call while typing that last mnight and deleted Jones out of it not noticing until now.

    I've checked again and there is definetly a Cpl. J. E. Jones and AC2 E. E. Sheppard in the DOAS list in the SEPTEMBER 4th 1941 page 140 magazine. Perhaps The Times might list otherwise. Could be an incorrect listing as it sounds like a crash that someone died in. The Form 1180 for the aircraft would place one of them in it.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 18th November 2009 at 14:28.
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