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    Yes, i'm not quite sure why, but what makes it even stranger are some other casualties killed in the area are registered at Wenlock also. For example:
    F/O C G W Moore killed in Master T8757 which crashed 3 miles East of Cosford (so east of Albrighton on the Shropshire/Staffs border) on the 26th April 1941.
    Sgt Lesa German, RCAF who was killed in Spitfire P7825 near Shifnal on the 30th July 1941.
    F/Lt R H Phillips killed in Spitfire BL907 which crashed at Donnington (actually part of Albrighton), 17th February 1945.
    Then there are the countless number of men and women who died in Cosford Hospital itself.

    So i'm not sure why Wenlock incorporated that area, but it's for certain it did.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Tom,

    the six incidents were

    Spitfires L1005, L1042, R7126, R7140 all of 57 OTU plus the Dominie and the Hurricane.

    In addition a 131S Spitfire P7746 NX-K crashed at Rushton College, Wrekin. Austrailian HA Metcalfe 401962 killed.

    regards

    DaveW

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    Hi Dave, there were actually six Spitfire crashes from 57 OTU that day. I have five of them:
    L1005 at Pontesbury, L1042 at Picton, R7140 at Chester, P9446 at Bratton RLG and R6963 at Montford Bridge. Can't identify the sixth though?

    Sgt Metcalfe's crash site should read Rushton Cottage by the way.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Hi Tom

    I did not read your post properly! R7126 is what I have have that you don't.

    Thanks for the correction re Rushton Cottage.

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 14th February 2009 at 12:41. Reason: Correction

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    Gents,
    I've Sgt BRADSHAW - 1375855 on R7126, crashed Park Gate Road, Chester. Aircraft named "Ad Morem Vollae De Poole".
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    Henk.

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    Conclusion:
    Could ACW2 Edna R. BIRCH - 2060027, OR
    Sgt Herbert J. LEWIS - 1107466,
    have been killed on Sgt MARTIN's Master T8404 ?
    (death of all three registered at Chippenham).
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    Hi All

    T8404 was involved in a night take-off accident from Hullavington.

    I have assumed that Lewis and Martin were in the aircraft and Birch could have been on the ground (runway caravan?)

    Malcolm

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    And i didn't read yours properly either Dave! Now we have all the aircraft. Good work.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Default Unaccounted airman - 7-12-1941 (Middle East)

    Buried Knightsbridge War Cem., Acroma, Libya: P/O John S. GAIN - RCAF J/5043. He was with 274 Sqn (LG.123, Maddalena/Scegga, Egypt). Shot down near El Adem. In a Canadian source is mentioned Hurricane Z2935, however this serial was never allotted to any aircraft. Looking for aircraft type and serial number.
    274 Sqn lost this day Z5260 on a sweep to Tobruk, however this a/c was piloted by P/O Frank H. SUTTON - RCAF J/5027, also buried at Acroma.
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    Dave, can i just ask how you have identified P7746's fuselage code as NX-K?

    Cheers, Tom

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