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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 26-7-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 Edwin J. JARVIS - 1120160 - 15 BC, 938 (Balloon) Sqn (Billingham);
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Vincent NUTTALL - 1375912;
    Cpl Alexander ROBERTSON - 637354;
    AC2 William A. WILSON - 1020491 - 104 Sqn (Driffield, Yorkshire);
    Sgt (Pilot) Gordon K. WOOD - 996849, and
    Sgt (Obs/WOp) Gordon T. YATES - 970523.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Beaufighter I.C - T3300 - 2 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off at night 1 mile N of Seaton, Yorkshire.
    Master I - N7946 - 3 FTS - crashed in forced landing Longton, Staffordshire.
    Master I - N7992 - 9 FTS - crashed on take-off at night Babdown Farm.
    Oxford II - N4779 - 11 FTS - crashed on landing Shawbury.
    Oxford II - N8930 - 11 FTS - crashed on landing Shawbury.
    Oxford II - W6617 - 6 FTS - crashed on take-off Windrush.
    Swordfish I - L7699 - SF Gosport - crashed in forced landing near East Retford, Nottinghamshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Wood and Yates both killed on T3300.

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    Edwin J Jarvis, aged 34, registered Durham NW
    Vincent Nuttall, aged 28, at Whitchurch

    I can see 3 men named Alexander Robertson but all are aged 72 or older

    There are 2 men named William A Wilson, one aged 43 at Blackpool and the other aged 33 at Buckrose
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    Hi HENK
    Alexander Robertson, on CWGC, is buried in Scotland and may have died there
    Buckrose is the right registration area for Driffield but CWGC does not give an age
    Regards
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    Nuttall was the solo pilot of N4779. He had landed heavily at Shawbury causing the port undercarriage to collapse and was still in his aircraft when P8930 came in to land. The pilot of P8930 failed to see N4779 until the last second when he attempted to bounce over the aircraft, but struck it with his undercarriage.

    Nuttall died of his injuries within a few minutes of the accident.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Excellent weekend with a lot of info. As ever: thanks friends for your help.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    DOAS AC1 Edwin J. JARVIS - 1120160 - 15 BC, CWGC has him as 936 Squadron, not 938, Which per RAFWeb was at some stage at Stockton on Tees/Billingham.
    DOAS Cpl Alexander ROBERTSON - 637354;
    There is a 19 year old Alexander Robertson registered in Aberdeen district, Aberdeenshire during 1941.

    DOAS AC2 William A. WILSON - 1020491 - 104 Sqn (Driffield, Yorkshire);
    Dennis Burke
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    Default Vincent Nuttall

    Vincent Nuttall was my uncle and I'd like to know if the Vincent Nuttall mentioned in the thread below is the same person. My uncle Vincent was burried in Droylsden Cemetry. I was told that he had been killed on the runway... which seems to fit the detail below. If there is no record of another Vincent Nuttall, then I can assume these are the facts of his death below.
    Henk,
    I have have photgraphs of Vincent Nuttall and the full squadron, if you are interested.
    Thanks........ Mick

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    They are one and the same:

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=2698577

    Above is his CWGC memorial entry which records his place of burial and his service number. Burial matches what you have said and the serial number associated with him is also given there. The only person of this name on CWGC.
    Dennis Burke
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    Mick,
    Don't collect photographs, just written info. Nevertheless thanks for your offer.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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