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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 10-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Glyn DAVIES - 1408724;
    Apprentice William G. POWELL - 577913;
    F/Sgt (Pilot) John B. RAFFELS - DFM - 745744 - 23 Sqn (Ford, Sussex), and
    Cpl Robert E. REEVES - 107958 - age 44.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - L8745 - 1 AGS - crashed in forced landing Kidwelly, Carmarthenshire.
    Master I - N7989 - 60 OTU - crashed in forced landing Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.
    Spitfire I - N3181 - 61 OTU - abandoned near Hanwell, Middlesex.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    John Raffels, aged 23 (I think) death registered at Aylesbury

    William G Powell, aged 18 at Lothingland
    (interesting to see the next registered death on the list is Willian H Powell aged 52 at Lothingland - I only mention it because I've never heard of Lothingland and wondered if thats a family member)

    Robert E Reeves, aged 45 at Gosport
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    Hi Henk
    Davies,20, is registered at Blackpool, Lancashire,
    William G Powell, 18, registered at Lothingland, Suffolk. Also on the register is a William H Powell,52 also at Lothingland, and on the previous page a Georgina H Powell, 50.CWGC has these names as William's parents and reports that they died in the same incident but does not specify what the incident is. Both parents are on CWGC as Civilian War Dead which suggests Air Raid victims while their son was also at home.
    Raffels,25, registered at Aylesbury,Buckinghamshire, a long way from Ford but he was possibly at Halton Hospital,
    Reeves,45, registered at Gosport,Hampshire.
    Warner's Blenheim records no injuries on L8745 to P/O Z Giedrys PAF and crew
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    Henk,

    From Times lists:

    AC2 G. Davies DOAS
    Apprentice W.G. Powell KOAS
    F/S J.B. Raffels D.F.M. Died of Wounds or Injuries Recieved on Active Service
    Cpl. R.E. Reeves DOAS

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    Thanks friends for all your valuable info; will amend my files.
    Regards,
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    Henk

    Can confirm Powell killed during an air raid, whilst visiting his family. He was in my father's entry at Halton.

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    Thanks John for confirmation POWELL (and family members) killed in air raid.
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    Checking CWGC cemetery registers again found the name of an airman sofar missing in my files. What was the place of death registration for LAC (Obs u/t) Ashley CAMPBELL - 655190, age 24, who died of wounds or injuries received on active service.
    Could there be a match to a proposed aircraft loss mentioned in message #1 of this thread.
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    Hi Henk
    Campbell,24, registered at Ulverston, in Lancashire at the time. It is in the North of the area and includes parts of what we know as the Lake District which lies mainly in the adjacent County of Westmorland. I'm afraid it doesn't tie in with any of your possible a/c
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    Hi Henk

    I have Campbell dying fron injuries sustained the previous day in Blenheim, V6320 which ditched in the Peel Channel.

    Malcolm

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