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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 16-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Joseph H. BOLWELL - 1313866;
    LAC Leonard H. BOURNE - 1102845;
    AC1 Herbert T. COLE - 1159623 - 741 Sqn (?);
    P/O (Pilot) John M.E. DANIELS - 67695;
    AC2 Robert HALL - 1070331;
    AC2 (Wop/Obs u/t) Charles MAIR - 1074542;
    AC2 Arthur R. MORGAN - 1134212;
    AC1 Alexander MUNDIE - 1019049;
    P/O (Nav u/t) Oliver P. PLUNKETT - 102300;
    P/O (Nav u/t) Robert G. SIMPSON-HAYWARD - 102133;
    LAC David G. WALKER - 1218134, and
    LAC Hector F. WILKINS - 701624.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Botha I - L6315 - 3 SGR - crashed on approach Squires Gate, Lancashire.
    Stirling I - N3635 - RAE - crashed on take-off Boscombe Down, Wiltshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T7242 - 7 EFTS - crashed on landing Desford.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    (Pre-war RAFVR Conscript) 701624 LAC Hector Frank WILKINS Died 16/8/41
    Age 23 New Forest !

    Mark

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    Hi Henk
    Bolwell,18, registered at Bridgend S Wales,
    Bourne, 28, registered at N Walsham, Norfolk,
    Cole,25, registered at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk,
    Daniels,22, registered at St Albans, Hertfordshire,
    Hall, 25 registered at W Hartlepool,Durham,
    Mair,21, Plunkett,26, and Simpson-Hayward,27 are all registered at Blackpool which might put them on Botha L6315. Squires Gate is Blackpool's airfield,
    Mundie,29, registered at Ely,Cambridgeshire ?RAF Hospital
    Walker,18, registered at Sheffield,
    Wilkins you already have from Mark and Morgan didn't come up on the register,
    Regards
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    Here is the entry from the No.3 SGR ORB confirming that Plunket, Simpson-Hayward and Mair were killed in L6315.

    August 16th 1941, “Botha L6315 crashed east of aerodrome. P/O O.P. Plunkett, P/O Simson Hayward and AC2 Mair killed.”

    This entry was from the No.256 Sqn ORB.

    August 16th 1941, “Botha aircraft of No.3 S of G.R., Squires Gate crashed whilst coming in to land on No.1 runway. Fatal; three killed. Pilot taken to Victoria Hospital, Blackpool.”
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks friends for this excellent and quick response.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    DOAS AC2 Joseph H. BOLWELL - 1313866;
    DOAS LAC Leonard H. BOURNE - 1102845;
    DOAS AC1 Herbert T. COLE - 1159623 - 741 Sqn (?);
    KOAS P/O (Pilot) John M.E. DANIELS - 67695;
    DOAS AC2 Robert HALL - 1070331;
    DOAs AC2 Arthur R. MORGAN - 1134212;
    DOAS AC1 Alexander MUNDIE - 1019049;
    Not found in Flight archives LAC David G. WALKER - 1218134, and
    DOAS LAC Hector F. WILKINS - 701624.

    AC2 (Wop/Obs u/t) Charles MAIR - 1074542; Does not appear in either list on the below dates.
    P/O (Nav u/t) Oliver P. PLUNKETT - 102300; KOAS Oct 30th magazine
    P/O (Nav u/t) Robert G. SIMPSON-HAYWARD - 102133; Died of Wounds, on active service (Oct 9th magazine)
    Dennis Burke
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    Henk

    AC2 Arthur Ronald Morgan 1134212 aged 20 : Lerwick, Shetland.

    Best wishes

    Douglas

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    Hi Henk,

    I have Daniels on Magister L8232

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    Thanks Douglas & Ross.
    Ross: Magister L8232 was in my files however only with the name of F/O (Fl.Instr.) Harold B.L. HOUGH - 79548.
    Regards,
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    LAC David G. WALKER - 1218134 - died in hospital in Sheffield, following a road accident in East Yorkshire.
    (Yorkshire Post, 23 August 1941)

    Martyn

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