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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 11-11-1941

    What were the places of death registration:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Harry E. BALL - 1277136.

    B - Killed on active service:
    P/O (Pilot) John R. SALE - 107636, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Michael G. WILLSON - 1198665 (death registered at Wayland, Thetford ??; candidate for Master N7960 ?).

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    LAC (Ag u/t) Fred WATKINS - 655930.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Battle I - P6614 - 1 FTS - crashed on take-off at night Shrewton.
    Hurricane I - P2920 - 59 OTU - crashed; no further details.
    Master I - N7960 - 56 OTU - spun into ground near Marham.
    Master I - T8670 - 9 FTS - crashed on approach at night Kingscote, near Babdown Farm.
    Tiger Moth II - N9117 - North Coates - flew into ground Donna Nook.
    Wallace II - K3906 - 1 GDGS - overshot landing Ronaldsway.
    Oxford II - AS893 - 11 FTS - overshot landing at night Cranage.
    Taylorcraft Plus C - HH983 - 651 Sqn - flew into high ground Mersey Down, Newport, IoW.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Ball,32, registered at Cardiff,S Wales
    Watkins,25,registered at Cirencester,Gloucestershire, the right area for Kingscote,Master T8670
    Willson, 25, is in CWGC, and the register, as Michael T G Willson and the registration at Wayland would be the right area for N7960. Also registered at Wayland is Sale,20, and this could put him on N7960 as well
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dick. WATKINS, an Airgunner u/t, unit FTS and on a Master aircraft may be a question mark ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    There is KOAS LAC F. Watkins in the Flight Magazine dec 25th 1941.

    Scanning errors mean he would not be found from Watkins search but with a "tkins" search. The scanning has idenitfied the a as "ii" hence L.A/C. F. Wiitkins in the pdf search text.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks Dennis, will amend my files.
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk,

    F1180
    Battle I - L5294 - 1 FTS - crashed on take-off at night Shrewton
    1 fatality A/L/A S H Tyson FAA FX/87455

    Battle P6614
    Pilot A/L/A R G Hallas FAA FX/87419 Injured

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    Default Unaccounted Airmen 11/11/41

    Henk, MASTER N7960, 56 OTU , Stalled In Cloud and Spun into ground , nr MARHAM

    Two Killed , 1/ P/O ,John Richard Sale , 107636 ,
    2/ Sgt Michael Thomas George Willson 1198665 RAFVR

    Note Spelling of SGT WILLSON , Accident recoded in Unit ORB

    it makes no mention of who was flying at the time of Accident .

    rgs phill jones

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    Thanks Phill. Was in my files. Death of both registered Waylands, Thetford.
    Regards,
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    Hello

    LAC (Ag u/t) Fred WATKINS - 655930 - the Graves Registration Report Form confirms his unit as 9 F.T.S., linking him to Master T8670.

    Regards

    Simon

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