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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 28-7-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt (Pilot) Neil BROOK - 1062111;
    Sgt (Pilot) Arthur INNES - 1376165;
    Sgt (Wop/Ag) Brynbmor JONES - 1006261;
    LAC George W.A. KIRBY - 327242, and
    AC2 Maurice WHITEHEAD - 1131622.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day as a possible match:

    Hurricane I - N2621 - 56 OTU - dived into ground 6 miles E of Downham Market, Norfolk.
    Magister I - L8129 - 5 EFTS - crashed on take-off Meir.
    Oxford I - V3987 - 54 OTU - crashed on take-off at night Church Fenton, Yorkshire.
    Oxford II - V3685 - 2 FTS - shot down by night fighter 2 miles NE of Akeman Street (on this a/c already as a casualty: LAC [Pilot u/t] R.S. SMITH - 1378993).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Brook,19, registered at York,
    Brynmor Jones,20, registered at Wigton, Cumberland,
    Kirby,38, registered at Ely,Cambridgeshire(?illness in the RAF Hospital)
    Whitehead,30, registered at Cleveland N Yorkshire
    Innes didn't come up on the register
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    Sgt Brook died as a result of crashing in Oxford V3987.

    July 28th 1941, “There was a fatal accident at 02.25 hours a few miles away from the
    aerodrome. No.1062111 Sgt N. Brook, crashed in Oxford V3987. He apparently omitted to
    uncage his directional gyro before taking off, and flew into the ground. The aircraft was
    completely written off; Sgt Brook was very dangerously injured and taken to York Military
    Hospital where he died soon afterwards.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Henk, Innes is in the Downham register spelled as 'Inns' , ergo the Hurricane.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Henk,

    Sgt. A. INNS, KOAS, 8 October 1941 list. This would be your INNES as there were only three fatal RAF casualties during WW2 named INNS and they occurred in 1943 and 1944.

    LAC G.W.A. Kirby and AC2 M. Whitehead DOAS.

    Sgt. B. Jones not found.
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    Thanks friends for all your worthwhile info; will amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Sgt B Jones KOAS Sep 18th Flight magazine.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Henk,

    F1180 for a Hudson from No.6 OTU at Thornaby has Hudson P5138 as hitting a dispersal on single engine landing practice.
    1 killed 5 injured (all third party , ie not on board the aircraft).

    I would link the fatality to AC1 Leonard R.J. BUXTON - 909809 - killed on active service from the death registration location.

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    Henk, The Unit ORB , Confirms that 1376165 Sgt A Inns killed 28/7/41 In Hurricane N2626 ?? Note Serial must be a mistake in Unit ORB as this Aircraft did not serve at 56 OTU ? But N2621 did .

    phill jones

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    Ross

    Buxton was killed on 19 Feb 1941 and registered in Louth I've got him on L3379 with Powell?

    Malcolm

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