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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 3-9-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    Cpl Harry KNOTT - 644014, and
    AC2 Harold J. PERKS - 1210703.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim IV - V5805 - 2 (C)OTU - crashed in forced landing Tring, Hertfordshire.
    Hurricane I - V7176 - 52 OTU - crashed in forced landing Oldbury-on-Severn, Gloucestershire.
    Dragonfly - X9389 (ex. G-AEDV) - 8 AACU - flew into high ground after night take-off for searchlight co-operation from Weston Zoyland, Rendwood, near Chedzoy, Somerset (in UK crashes WW2 location also mentioned 'Polden Hills' Somerset and Penwood Farm, Chedzoy).
    Magister I - N3828 - 16 EFTS - crashed on take-off Sewagte Farm, Burnaston.
    Spitfire I - K9904 - 53 OTU - crashed in forced landing Cwmffrwd, Carmarthen.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Perks possibly age 20 registered in Sleaford district.
    Knott possibly 26 years registered Bromley district.

    Can't find them from an easy search on Flight.

    i'm also reasonably happy they are not registered in Scotland.

    There is a Harold J Perks registered BORN in Q1 1921 in the Wolverhampton district.
    There are a number of Harry Knotts born around 1915.
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    Hi Henk
    Warner has Blenheim V5805 as belly landing nr Tring after an engine cut. Sgt A Taylor and 1 crew(unnamed) injured
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dennis and Dick for your quick response.
    Regards,
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    Henk,

    Times lists Cpl. H. Knott DOAS, Perks not found Times or Global.

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    Henk,

    Times lists Cpl. H. Knott DOAS, Perks not found Times or Global.

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    Thanks Ken for DOAS-info on KNOTT; amended file.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 3-9-1941

    Hi Folks,

    Is everyone 100% sure that Blenheim V5805 crashed at Tring, Herts ?

    I have this aircraft as going down at Thwing, Yorkshire, which is afew miles north of Driffield and whilst only a suggestion, it seems a more likely crash location given the aircraft was based at Catfoss, a similar distance from Driffield but in the opposite direction from Driffield.

    Hertfordshire seems a fair distance to fly from Catfoss... any comments?

    Has anyone located the site at Tring or seen the ORB to be able to denounce my theory?

    regards Rich Allenby

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    F/O Baker unhurt in forced landing of V7176.

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    Default Re: 410903 - Unaccounted airmen - 3-9-1941

    Perks committed suicide by hanging, see Facebook plugin comment for details

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