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    Default Theddlethorpe Ranges/ Louth Register Office

    Gents:

    If our register office experts can confirm that Louth would be an appropriate office for registering fatalities which occurred in an aircraft accident on the ranges at Theddlethorpe, then I believe we have the answer to a question which was put on the old board in August 2007 and never satisfactorily resolved. The question was the reason for the death of AC2 HS Melvin, 804282 and AC2 J Warry, 804336, on 13-10-1939. Both were members of 604 Squadron.

    There are only nine casualties listed on the CWGC site for 13-10-1939; of these I have six accounted for ( Hiller and Moller Blenheim L1138; Lumsden, Marwood and Thomson Blenheim N6160; Montgomery DOAS).

    This leaves Sgt Pilot Levitt, AC2 Melvin and AC2 Warry. The deaths of these three are registered at Louth.

    From the “K file”, for Battle K7593 we have: “Engine cut during air firing exercise, stalled and hit ground, three killed”. The aircraft was on the charge of 1 AAS.

    Presumably either the two members, or the complete squadron, were on temporary detachment to 1 AAS.

    HTH

    David Molyneux

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    Hi David
    From http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/louth.html you will see there are 2 communities that might fit, Theddlethorpe All Saints, and Theddlethorpe St Helen. They are most likely Parish names with the difference being the Churches but both would have reported deaths to Louth
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    Dick

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    Dave:
    Your suggestion could be correct; for the time being added info to MELVIN and WARRY in my list of airmen unaccounted for.
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    Henk.

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    Malcolms www.rafweb.org/ site certainly has all 3 on Battle K7593

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    Dick, Henk, Paul

    Thanks very much for the replies.

    Dave Molyneux

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    Dave,

    Air-Britain's 'The Battle File' by Sidney Shail records K7593 crew as 'Sgt W E Levitt and two others killed' on 13 OCt 39.

    Errol

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