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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 11-9-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC1 Ronald A.J. BURDEN - 1266380;
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Duncan COLQUHOUN - 1078042 (death registered Hatfield);
    F/O Edward G. CURTICE - 79203 (death registered and burial place both Maidstone - death by natural causes ?), and
    Sgt (Obs) Alex SMALLEY - 961230.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Beaufighter I - V8377 - 51 OTU - spun into ground Cranfield.
    Magister I - L5919 - 15 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Flash Park, Dumfriesshire.
    Master I - N7993 - 5 FTS - undershot landing Childs Ercall.
    Spitfire I - N3269 - 57 OTU - overshot landing Ternhill.
    Master II - AZ252 - 8 FTS - crashed in forced landing 2 miles S of Brechin, Angus.
    Tomahawk IIA - AH922 - 41 OTU - broke up in air Salisbury Plain.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Burden,36, registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire ?the hospital at Halton
    Smalley,27, is registered at Maidstone. It might connect him with Curtice but you don't have any losses in Kent
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick for flash response.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    R A J Burden - DOAS Flight,
    D Colquhoun - KOAS
    E G Curtice - KOAS
    G Smalley - KOAS

    Cheers Dennis
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Thanks Dennis.
    BURDEN - DOAS (Flight) ? Died on active service during a flight ? (this should be KOAS). Or on the flight area ?
    Regards,
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    No his name is listed under Died on Active Service in Flight magazine.

    http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1941/1941%20-%202772.html?search=Burden
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 11-9-1941

    Checking CWGC cemetery registers again found the name of an airman sofar missing in my files. What was the place of death registration for P/O (Pilot) Thomas HAIG - 101069 - age 27, who lies buried in his hometown Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland. He was killed on active service; could his name have a match to any of the proposed aircraft losses mentioned in message #1 of this thread.
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    Hi Henk
    Haig,27,registered at Salisbury,Wiltshire. It could make him a candidate for the Tomahawk,AH922, but Salisbury Plain is a very big area and has been used for Military Training since at least the 17th Century. 41 OTU was based at the time at Old Sarum which is just N of the city of Salisbury (Sarum is the Roman name for Salisbury) so it does look a possibility
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    Dick/Henk

    I have a note to say that the Tomahawk came down at 'Netherhampton and Salisbury Race Plain' which is a horse racing circuit just outside Salisbury.

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    DaveW

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    Thanks DaveW and Dick for your quick responses. Much appreciated. Got access to the CWGC registers for Scotland, Wales and Irish Republic, and first will finish the job checking these registers with my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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