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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 17-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    LAC Stanley A. ARCHER - 511618;
    AC2 Griffin S. FREEMAN - 1413097, and
    Sgt Alec J. LANE - 938878.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - Z5955 - 2(C) OTU - dived into ground Hall Farm near Catfoss.
    Hind I - K5506 - 1 FTS - crashed on approach Netheravon.
    Hurricane I - P3028 - 56 OTU - damaged in accident and SOC 22-12-1941.
    Master I - N7780 - 9 FTS - flew into ground near Babdown Farm.
    Master III - W8570 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
    Oxford II - N4727 - 11 FTS - flew into ground 5 miles W of Meir.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Blenheim IV - Z5955 - 2(C) OTU.

    AUS400496 Sgt Charles Figsby Colville STEELE RAAF. (Solo pilot) Killed.

    Blenheim/Warner (1st ed.) p.373 (Albeit quoting just, Sgt.Steele)

    Cheers,
    Col.

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    Hi Henk
    Archer,37, is registered at Warwick,
    Freeman, 26, is registered at Bridgenorth Shropshire. I think I have the right man but he is on the register as Sidney G Freeman although CWGC have him as you do.
    Lane,33, registered at Cambridge
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick and Col; will amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Here is the entry from the 11 FTS ORB for the crash near Meir, there were a further two minor landing accidents recorded in addition.

    August 17th 1941, “Tittensor, Staffs, K3358” “Precautionary landing accident, Oxford II, N4727, the pupil 1125170 LAC Stewart, R.M. descended to about 400 ft in a heavy rainstorm in an endeavour to pinpoint his position, and was unable to avoid the tops of some trees on rising ground. His aircraft then removed the chimney pot off a cottage, stalled and dived into a plantation of young poplars and was totally wrecked. The pupil was slightly cut on the forehead, and the accident was due to his error of judgement, but no disciplinary action was recommended. The accident was reported by signals T62 and 63.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Could only find S G Freeman DOAS
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Hello

    LAC Stanley A. ARCHER - 511618 - the Warwick Corporation Burial Slip records that he died at Hertford Hill Sanatorium, Warwick.

    Regards

    Simon

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