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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 23-8-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    LAC Samuel BALLANCE - 636996 - 40 Sqn (Alconbury, Hunntingdonshire), and
    Sgt (Airgunner) Alan THOMPSON - 1379144.

    No proposed aircraft serial lost this day..
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    Hi Henk,

    'Appendix C - Deaths or Injuries from other causes.

    23 August 1941.

    LAC S Ballance - Killed.

    Road accident outside Alconbury Aerodrome. LAC Ballance is buried in Great Walsingham, Norfolk'.

    See: Sweeping the Skies
    Gunby,David
    Durham:Pentland Press,1995.
    p.388

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    There is a Samuel E Ballance age 29 in Huntingdon district. And Flight have him Died on Active Service.

    Can't see an Alan Thompson on the England Wales register for Q3, maybe Scotland. Flight possibly has him listed as

    Missing believed Killed on Active Service (While Engaged on Non Operational Flying Duties or on the Ground through Enemy Action). He would seem to be the only Sgt Alan Thompson killed that year. That was the November 6th 1941 Flight magazine. In the January 15th 1942 issue I think he is confirmed Killed on active service. I don't see a 30 year old Alan Thompson in the England wales register in Q4 or Q1 1942.

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    Thanks Col and Dennis for your help.
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    Hi Henk

    Sgt Alan Thompson was onboard Wellington R1622 of No.20 OTU.

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    Hello Ross,
    Thanks for waking me up ! He indeed was in Chorley's Vol.7 on page 68. Apparently didn't delete his name from the 'unaccounted' list; have to check better; sorry for the inconvenience.
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    Hi Henk,

    Re: 1379144 Alan THOMPSON.

    Whilst the A705 of AUS402661 Richard Lyle KILLEN RAAF, is presently undigitised, in the meantime , the A705 (NAA: 163/126/46 p.69 of 97) of AUS404104 John Franklin JAMES RAAF, provides the following incidental information :-

    'Confirmation received AUS/ 402661 Sergeant Killen R.L. body recovered near Helmsdale on or about 26/11 taken to RAF Station Evanton. Obtaining and will forward further details of above and as to burial'.

    Col.

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    That's interesting Col ! KILLEN died 23-"8"-1941 where JAMES (404104) died 13-"6"-1941; he lies buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) Gen. Cemetery.
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    No direct connection between deaths of AUS402661 Killen and AUS404104 James(other than both members of the RAAF).

    Killen only mentioned (in signal, dated 1/12) incidentally, in James' A705

    Col.

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    Thanks Col for clarification.
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