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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 24-5-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    P/O Clifford H. FULLER - 44713 - 219 Sqn (Tangmere, Sussex), and
    AC2 John P. LEONARD - 1283318 - 222 Sqn (Coltishall, Norfolk).

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hurricane X - P5171 - 56 OTU - crashed in forced landing near Swaffham, Norfolk).
    Magister I - L6909 - 5 EFTS - crashed on take-off Calton, Staffordshire.
    Magister I - R1820 - 24 EFTS - flew into ground Shillington, Bedfordshire.
    Tiger Moth II - R5119 - 6 MU - crashed in forced landing off River Nith, Solway Firth.
    Botha I - W5027 - 8 BGS - crashed on take-off Evanton, Ross & Cromarty.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk

    Fuller at Chichester, Leonard at Norwich

    regards

    DaveW

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    Thanks Dave; no match to any of the proposed a/c losses that day.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    There is mention of the 6 MU accident in the 10 AOS ORB,

    May 25th 1941, “At 0230 hours, Flying Officer Smythe and Flying Officer Meharey of 15 EFTS were collected by ambulance from Dumfries, having swum ashore at Caerlaverock from a Tiger Moth aircraft R5119, which crashed in the Solway Firth off the mouth of the R. Nith and sank.”

    There was no mention of the accidet in the 15 EFTS ORB.

    The 5 EFTS accident was also recorded on the 25th.

    May 25th 1941, “B Flight, LAC Heard crashed near forced landing field into tree, badly injured, expected to recover.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks Al for info on F/O's SMYTHE and MEHAREY and LAC HEARD. Annotations made.
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    Meanwhile also checking all CWGC-registers for UK, N.Ireland and Irish Republic compared to my 'unaccounted list' and found another airman died/killed 24-5-1941. Looking for his place of death registration:
    AC2 Frederick CHARLTON - 911882.
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk
    There is a Frederick Charlton,26, registered at York in the appropriate Qtr of 1941.
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dick, have a good weekend. Mines is excellent because I feel good and turned 75 today (World Animal Day - forgot to visit my family at the Zoo !).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default Happy Birthday Henk!

    Hi Henk

    Happy 75th from one of your many admirers in respect of the task you have set yourself.

    Cheers
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    Hi Henk
    Happy 75th!! good to hear you are in fine form. If you ask nicely maybe the Zoo will let your family out on a visit!!
    All the Best
    Dick

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