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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 3-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 Charles C. GLADMAN - 842537, and
    AC1 Edward PEACOCK - 751074.

    Could there be a connection to the following aircraft losses:

    Master I - T8850 - 5 FTS - crashed on approach at night Childs Ercall.
    Oxford I - P1955 - 3 FTS - collided with Oxford P1821 of same unit and crashlanded (P1821 - NOT listed as a loss by Air Britain in their Aeromilitaria "Crashes in UK WW2" - crashed near South Cerney).
    Oxford II - P1813 - 3 FTS - engine cut after take-off; hit wall and crashlanded 1 mile SE of South Cerney.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Gladman,32, registered at Surrey S E
    Peacock, 21, registered at Edmonton,Middlesex, part of N London
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick. Regards and good weekend.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Peacock DOAS, Gladman not found Times or Flight Global.

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    T8850 was piloted by LAC Barrett Christison (1311836) who died 4th September 1944. He was injured when the Master struck a tree short of the airfield at Childs Ercall.

    Actually can anyone tell me the cause of F/O Christison's death? CWGC lists no unit and he is buried in Chittagong. I'd like to know what happened to him?

    Cheers, Tom

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    I also cannot find Gladman in Fligth archives.

    F/O barrett CHRISTISON 175020 is listed with 126 R & SU on the Gen Reg Office RAF Overseas Deaths index.

    Repair and Salvage Unit. (Corrected, thanks Malcolm)

    (Removed reference to POW, I was thinking Rangoon rather than Chittagong.)
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 18th November 2009 at 19:55. Reason: Corrected unit listing. removed POW reference.
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    R & SU is Repair and Salvage Unit and was based in the Chittagong area when not moving around so he could have been killed in action or died rather than a POW.

    Malcolm

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    Default Re: 410803 - Unaccounted airmen - 3-8-1941

    Quote Originally Posted by thorne83 View Post
    T8850 was piloted by LAC Barrett Christison (1311836) who died 4th September 1944. He was injured when the Master struck a tree short of the airfield at Childs Ercall.

    Actually can anyone tell me the cause of F/O Christison's death? CWGC lists no unit and he is buried in Chittagong. I'd like to know what happened to him?

    Cheers, Tom
    Barrett Christison died on a test flight. The Spitfire he was testing went into a dive and took a long time before it seemed to begin levelling out. It was assumed he blacked out for a short while. He baled out but was too low for his parachute to fully deploy and was killed on impact with the sea. I have written testimony from eye-witnesses to this effect.
    Cheers Bartrian

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    Default Re: Unaccounted airmen - 3-8-1941

    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Oxford I - P1955 - 3 FTS - collided with Oxford P1821 of same unit and crashlanded (P1821 - NOT listed as a loss by Air Britain in their Aeromilitaria "Crashes in UK WW2" - crashed near South Cerney).
    Rather an old correction, but the mid-air between P1821 and P1955 was on 3 Aug 40.

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