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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 25-7-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    LAC (WOp u/t) Victor E.G. BURT - 1192945;
    AC2 John R. EVANS - 1330061;
    P/O (Pilot) Fred A. GROVE - 100517 (from USA);
    AC2 Joseph LUSK - 1367063;
    AC2 Robert SEMPLE - 119517;
    AC1 Joseph SHAW - 1118200, and
    P/O (Pilot) Robert D. WILBER - 101463 (from USA).

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Magister I - R1968 - 15 EFTS - crashed on overshoot Kingstown.
    Oxford I - V3885 - 11 FTS - crashed on take-off near Wellington, Shropshire.
    Spitfire I - X4720 - 53 OTU - crashed in forced landing Porthcawl Golf Course, Glamorganshire.
    Oxford II - AB689 - 12 FTS - crashed on approach at night Barkston LG.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Burt,20,is registetred at Wellington,Shropshire
    Evans,19,registered at Cardigan N,Wales
    Grove, registered at Fakenham, Norfolk
    Shaw 31, is registered at Bridgend S Wales
    I couldn't find any of the others but from CWGC it seems likely that Lusk and Semple may have died in Scotland
    Regards
    Dick
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    Thanks Dick; assume that LAC BURT may have been on Oxford V3885.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk

    Semple, together with Gilbert Lloyd Holloway and George Swindley, were killed in a motor accident at or near Port Ellen, Islay.

    I will send you a pm re Lusk.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Hi Henk,

    Burt was indeed the solo pupil pilot on Oxford V3885. He was killed during single engine flying at Admaston, near Wellington. CWGC for some reason has him as a W/Op u/t?

    Cheers, Tom

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    KOAS LAC (WOp u/t) Victor E.G. BURT - 1192945;
    DOAS AC2 John R. EVANS - 1330061;
    KOAS P/O (Pilot) Fred A. GROVE - 100517 (from USA);
    AC2 Joseph LUSK - 1367063; Not found in FLight archives, registered in Scotland but I guess you have the details already.
    DOAS AC2 Robert SEMPLE - 119517; Rank AC1 on RAF Casualty list
    AC1 Joseph SHAW - 1118200, Can't find him on non intensive search
    * KOAS P/O (Pilot) Robert R. WILBER - 101463 (from USA). Note middle initial R, REGISTER in FAkenham district, Norfolk
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    I have seen GROVE possibly linked to Master I, N7510 of No 56 OTU, which crashed into the Wash after losing a wing.

    Martyn

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    Thanks Martyn for the possible link of Master N7510 to GROVE.
    Thanks Dennis for your contineous support on the death registrations and other info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    P/O (Pilot) Fred A. GROVE - 100517 and
    P/O (Pilot) Robert R. WILBER - 101463 - their respective Graves Registration Report Forms list them both as being with 56 O.T.U.

    Regards

    Simon

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