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    Default 411021 - Unaccounted airmen - 21-10-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Charles W. BROWN - 1242716;
    AC2 Ronald ROSENTHALL - 1479439, and
    AC2 Cyril WOODWARD - 1047540 - attd 757 Sqn FAA.

    B - Not found Flight archives:
    Sgt (Pilot) Allan C. HENDRY - 985887.

    C - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Richard H. OAKLEY - 1154697 (in Flight initials "F" H. ?), and
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Charles D. THOMSON - 1377094.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Lysander II - R2035 - 41 OTU - crashed in forced landing 21 miles NW of Hay, Herefordshire.
    Oxford I - N6254 - 14 FTS - crashed on landing Long Newnton.
    Tiger Moth II - N6747 - 1 ADF - spun into ground Bucklesham, Suffolk.
    Tutor I - K4822 - RAFC - crashed on take-off Ouston.
    Oxford II - AB653 - 12 FTS - hit tree on overshoot at night, Denton.

    It's known that there was a coach accident this day near Andoversford, with airmen returning from a visit to Cheltenham; the bus crashed and caught fire. As casualties already on file:
    Cpl S.F. ANDREWS - 1154921;
    AC2 J. BASELEY - 1084639;
    LAC M. BRADY DE MAYNARD - 1331436;
    AC2 R.L. COPPIN - 1134494;
    AC2 K.J. FULLER - 1317209;
    LAC S.G.P. MEDWIN - 1315853;
    AC2 F. POULTER - 1525727, and
    LAC H.T. STOKES - 52152.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Default Unaccounted airman - 21-10-1941 (Iceland)

    What was the unit and cause of death of AC1 William M. BOAL - 943541, who lies buried at Reykjavik.

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    Henk,

    AC1 William M. BOAL - 943541 - DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE. Times (Jan 29, 1942).

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    Thanks Col; unfortunately still no unit !
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    Henk, Hi,
    Have you tried emailing or a PM to Ragnar in Iceland. I haven't seen him around on the Forum much of late but that might just be because he does not routinely look. When ever I've asked him a question he has almost always "come up with the goods"! If he did not, then he knew who did know!
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    Hi Henk,

    According to RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1948 you will be surprised to learn his unit is listed as ICELAND !

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    Henk,

    Sgt (Pilot) Allan C. HENDRY - 985887 - KOAS (Times Dec 5, 1941).

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    Hi Henk
    Brown,34, registered at Bromley, Kent
    Rosenthal,20, registered at Cheltenham, Gloucester and Andoversford is very close to Cheltenham
    Hendry,22 and Richard H Oakley,20,are registered at Deben Suffolk,the right area for Bucklesham and N6747
    I didn't find Cyril Woodward
    I looked up Andrews and Baseley on your coach casualty list and they are also registered at Cheltenham
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 5th January 2009 at 18:20.

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    Clearly Woodward wasn't attached to the FAA, 757 was one of the initial ground defence squadrons which became the RAF Regiment, 757 becoming 2757 Sqn.

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    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Charles W. BROWN - There is a 34 year old Charles W Brown in the Bromley district? There is no Charles W or Charles William Brown in Soctland.

    AC2 Ronald ROSENTHALL - Age 20 Cheltenham district, a possible bus casualty, see below
    AC2 Cyril WOODWARD - Not in Q1 or Q2 index nor can i see him on Scotlandspeople?

    B - Not found Flight archives:
    Sgt (Pilot) Allan C. HENDRY - Age 22 Deben district
    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/deben.html

    C - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Richard H. OAKLEY - Age 20 Deben district
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Charles D. THOMSON - Age 29 Grantham & West Kesteven district
    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/grantham%20and%20west%20kesteven.html

    The bus casulaties are all DOAS per flight:
    Basely, Coppin and Medwin are registered Cheltenham district (A sample of those men)
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