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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 22-9-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    S/Ldr William K. BIRCH - OBE - 74363;
    AC1 Denys P. PEACOCK - 931951, and
    Cpl Gordon W. POLLARD - 71833 - 7 Sqn (Oakington, Cambridgeshire).

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    F/Lt (Pilot) Caradoc BOWEN-DAVIES - 33302, and
    Cpl Raymond S. DUTTON - 1178079.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Hector I - K9762 - GTS - crashed on landing Thame.
    Lysander II - L4810 - 1 SAC - crashed; no further details.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    F/Lt C. Bowen-Davies is mentioned in Flight Magazine of Nov. 13, 1941 under Killed on Active Service (Casualty Communique 89).

    Groet,

    Leendert

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    Thanks Leendert; could not find him typing "BOWEN-DAVIES", now indeed found him in Comm.89 just asking for "BOWEN".
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    BIRCH, age 51, registered Bedford
    PEACOCK (Dennis), age 21, registered Wakefield (Q4)
    POLLARD, age 20, registered Cambridge
    BOWEN-DAVIES, age 24, registered Salisbury
    DUTTON, age 29, registered Surrey Mid E

    No obvious connections to proposed losses.

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    David

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    Thanks David. BOWEN-DAVIES may have died in a RAF Hospital after being wounded/injured in an aircraft accident.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Dutton is DOAS in same list as Pollard, Scanned as A/C.l II. 8. Dul
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    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Henk,

    Although 'Rockhound' states there are no obvious connections to proposed losses, could it be possible that 33302 F/lt Caradoc BOWEN-DAVIES is connected with the loss of Lysander II L4810? The (No.1) School of Army Co-operation became No.41 OTU on 20-9-1941 and was based at Old Sarum, 1.5 miles N of Salisbury, Wiltshre.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 20th July 2010 at 16:24.

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    Thanks Dennis & Col.
    Yes Col, very well possible, although Air Britain still mentions 1 SAC for L4810; annotation made.
    Regards,
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    Just come across this old post while researching Bowen-Davies. I have a photo album which includes a photo of P/O Bowen-Davies along with P/O Doidge in front of a Lysander.

    The album relates to an army co-op pilot who was awarded the DFC in 1940 and later killed. I guess this link to pre war army co-op flying and Lysanders might suggest Bowen-Davies was killed in L4810.

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    Hello Johnnie, a search for my uncle has brought me to this site. He is Caradoc Bowen-Davies. You mention you have a photo of him. Could you possibly share it? Many thanks, in advance.
    Caradoc Yes I'm named after him

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