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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 25-11-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Albert R. GIBBONS - 1356150 - 409 Sqn (Coleby Grange, Lincolnshire), and
    Cpl Thomas A. RICH - 986290.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Colin T. MARTYN-JOHNS - 1380362, and
    Sgt (Radio/Obs) Benjamin WRIGHT - 1236374.

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    LAC Harry S.G. SHARP - 628433.

    D - Killed on active service (while engaged on non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action):
    P/O (Pilot) Kenneth F. SLEIGHT - 100074.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses this day:
    Blenheim I - L6761 - 51 OTU - flew into ground at night 1 mile SE of Wakerley, Northamptonshire.
    Magister I - T9973 - 15 EFTS - flew into ground 1 mile NNE of Kirkbride.
    Master I - N7752 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing 11 miles W of Bewsley.
    Oxford II - V3525 - 12 FTS - damaged byond repair in accident; no further details.
    Spitfire I - R7068 - 52 OTU (Presentation a/c 'Worthing') Cat.B recat E 10.12.41 - no further details.
    Tiger Moth II - T5675 - 17 EFTS - spun into ground near Peterborough.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    Martyn-Johns and Wright, both recorded at Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire.
    Sleight was North Kesteven, Lincolnshire,
    HSG Sharp was Haverfordwest.
    TA Rich, and Gibbons both Sleaford Lincolnshire.
    Last edited by AlanW; 1st February 2009 at 17:29. Reason: added Peterborough and Sleight

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    Hi Henk
    Martyn-Jones and Wright are recorded in Warner as killed on Blenheim,L6761
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Alan and Dick.
    Is it possible that MARTYN-JOHNS and WRIGHT, death registrated at Oundle, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, were involved in the Blenheim accident at Wakerley, Northamptonshire ?
    This having an accident (Tiger Moth T5675) near Peterborough !
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    Henk

    At the time Peterborough was in Northamptonshire. There were many county boundary changes in the 1970's if I recall correctly. I have a 1955 gazetteer which gives correct counties for the war years.

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    Default S/L Jack Henry 'Joe' Bachmann, VR 76568

    Hello again,
    S/L Jack Henry 'Joe' Bachmann was from Norbury, Surrey, Enlisted in RAFVR in 1938/9.
    Commissioned 6-11-39.
    Joined 145 sqn at Drem on 20-8-40 and moved to Tangmere with them. He left 145 sqn on 2-6-41 as F/O for 5 RC at West Kirby. (Posting abroad?)
    Posted to 67 sqn at Alipore and MID on 11-6-42 as S/L. He was KIA on 9-4-43 while CO of 67 sqn at Chittagong when bounced by Oscar's of 64 th Sentai over Chittagong and shot down in Hurricane IIc, BN476 and killed, age 25.
    Could anyone please assist me with any postings and/or dates prior to 145 sqn in August,1940 and 67 sqn prior to June, 1942.
    Thanks,
    Roy

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    Hi Henk
    Martyn-jones and Wright are specifically mentioned in Warner's Blenheim and he records the accident site as Wakerly
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks D&D for additional info on MARTYN-JOHNS and WRIGHT and their crash- and registration locations.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    H S G Sharpe is DOAS in same published list as Gibbons and Rich.

    reading these links:
    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/oundle.html

    Oundle district was in Northamptonshire until abolished in 1974. It contained Wakerley throughout its existance.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 24th June 2010 at 16:46.
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    Hi Henk,

    No.3 OTU ORB records

    P/O Sleight, pupil on No.5 course was killed in a flying mishap at approx. 15.40 hrs while carrying out duties of bomb aimer on bombing exercise over Bassingham Range in Whitley Z6960.

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