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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 24-12-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found Flight archives:
    AC2 Robert A.D. CALLAGHAN - 1401603, and
    F/Lt Ayscough A. RADCLIFFE - 72507.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC2 John H. CALNON - 1441351;
    Cpl Peter CUNNINGHAM - 135695;
    LAC Eric S. HAILES - 1202572 - 613 Sqn (Doncaster, Yorkshire);
    AC1 Frank LEVETT - 1072900 - 140 Sqn (Benson, Oxfordshire);
    AC1 Vincent J. MULLIGAN - 1309661, and
    AC1 Raymond ROBERTS - 1121239 - 70 Sqn (sqn.numbering doubtful; 70 Sqn at that time posted in Egypt).

    C - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Blenheim I - L8663 - FTU - crashed on approach Honeybourne.
    Botha I - L6262 - 2 BGS - spun into ground Enfield Bridge, Leigh, Kent.
    Henley I - L3415 - 1 AACU - crashed in forced landing near Llanwrog.
    Hudson V - AM758 - 1 (C)OTU - crashed in forced landing Flagstaff Farm, Blackdycke, near Silloth, Cumberland.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    you can exclude the Blenheim:

    24/12/1941 Blenheim L8663 of Ferry Training Unit stalled on approach to Honeybourne. Pilot P/O H E H Gillet injured.

    http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1941.htm


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    Henk,
    A.A. Radclyffe (note spelling) registered at Westminster.

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    Hi Henk
    Just going out to lunch!!
    Callaghan,18 and Calnan,19, registered at Rugby, Warwickshire
    Hailes,28, registered at Nottingham.
    Levett,34, registered at Oxford
    There is a Raymond Roberts on CWGC, buried in Manchester, but they have him on 70 Sqn that was based in the M East even before WW2! IF he died there it would explain why he is not on the Register for England and Wales
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    Thanks friends for quick response.
    Dick: Do hope you enjoyed your lunch; what about MULLIGAN ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    ..............and what about CUNNINGHAM ?

    Henk.

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    Henk,
    In Dick's absence, Cunningham, Manchester, Mulligan, Salisbury.

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    Hi Henk
    Lunch was excellent!!
    I'm afraid the Peter Cunningham in Manchester is age 0, so I think that is an infant death. There is a Peter Cunningham ,54, registered in Newcastle on Tyne, Northumberland in the 1st Qtr of 1941 but CWGC doesn't have an age and he was taken to Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland for burial
    I missed Mulligan because in a rush I mis-spelt his name!! but the lunch was worth it, sorry!!
    Regards
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    Dick/Henk,
    I think you'll find that the Peter Cunningham in Manchester reference to "0" is because the age was not known, same as on CWGC, as confirmation, search for Arthur Walter Smith, RAF 24/06/42 on CWGC, which comes up age unknown, and then on GRO and GRO comes up "0"
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    Thanks to both of you. I do believe Dick you found Cunningham's name in the 1st quarter of 19"42". ! Lunch was too nutritious ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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