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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 28-10-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Asst Section Offr WAAF Joyce A. BROWN - 3570;
    LAC Trefor SELWOOD - 950351, and
    AC2 Horace E. WHEELER - 1334955.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Brian N. LEE - 1128350.

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    LAC (Pilot u/t) William C. THOMPSON - 1116613.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Battle Trainer - P6754 - 1 FTS - dived into ground Pepperbox Hill ranges, Wiltshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: LAN D. STEWART - D/MX.64183 - HMS Daedalus).
    Hurricane X - P5183 - MSFU - crashed in forced landing in Mersey.
    Magister I - L8330 - 16 EFTS - flew into ground Holts Barn Farm, Meaford, near Stone, Staffordshire.
    Master I - N7450 - 5 FTS - spun into ground near Chetwynd.
    Master I - T8331 - 57 OTU - damaged byond repair in accident (collision on ground or mid-air ?) - already as casualty on this a/c Sgt P.J. VAN BOXTEL - 1149997).
    Tiger Moth II - N9313 - 35 PEFTS - crashed on take-off Hucknall.
    Tiger Moth II - N9314 - 25 PEFTS - flew into ground Hucknall.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Joyce A. BROWN - 3570 - Mount Bosworth, not sure where this is
    Trefor SELWOOD - 950351 - Stamford, South Lincolnshire
    Horace E. WHEELER - 1334955 - Bridgend, Glamorgan
    Brian N. LEE - 1128350 - Stafford , possibly L8330
    William C. THOMPSON - Bucklow, Cheshire

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    Hi Henk
    adding to Malcolm's post,I think it is Market Bosworth and it is in Leicestershire.
    Lee at Stafford, is in the right area for Stone and L8330
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    Thanks Malcolm and Dick for your responses. As ever much appreciated.
    Good weekend and regards,
    Henk.

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    Lee was recorded in the No.5 FTS ORB on the 29th as killed at Chetwynd.

    October 29th 1941, “Master N7450 crashed near Chetwynd, the pilot, 1128350 LAC Lee, B.N. of No.66 Course being killed.”
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    Thanks Al; meanwhile file amended.
    Regards,
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    I've found Thompson in the 11 FTS ORB, you had noted the accident on the 27th, it was under the 26th in the ORB probably due to it being on the 26th/27th flying day.

    October 26th 1941, “Cranage. Night Flying Accident. Oxford I, N.4594. The pilot, 1114471 Sgt Barker, was giving dual instruction at night to 1116613 L.A.C. Thompson W.C. The accident occurred immediately after take-off, when the aircraft appeared to fly ingto the ground some 400 yds from the aerodrome boundary. Both occupants were seriously injured and L.A.C. Thompson died 18 hours afterwards. The aircraft was completely wrecked, and an Investigation was called for to establish if possible the cause of the accident, which was reported by Signal T.710 from R.A.F. Cranage.”
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    Thanks Al for this info on THOMPSON and Oxford N9594. His death was registered at Bucklow, Cheshire. Again one deleted from the long list !
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    Typo in my message # 8 - should read Oxford serial N4594 !

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    Not that its needed now but LAC W C Thompson is listed Died of wound or injuries received on active service and a Sgt. J Barker is listed WOUNDED OR INJURED ON ACTIVE SERVICE — in the December 11th magazine.
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