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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 6-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Forrest J. HUMPHREY - 1131958, and
    ACW2 Ann M. WILKINSON - 2026041.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC George H. BAILEY - 973033, and
    AC1 Alan DENTON - 1238106.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Botha I - L6466 - 10 AOS - crashed in forced landing Bridge of Dumfries.
    Defiant I - N3495 - 60 OTU - flew into ground mile NE of East Linton, East Lothian (already as casualty on this aircraft: Sgt W.T. McMILLAN - RAAF 403008, and there were two casualties on the Defiant).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Other casualty aboard Defiant I N3495 was, 1311968 Sgt.Trevor Hartley JONES.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 9th March 2009 at 16:21. Reason: minor correction

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    Hi Henk
    Humphrey,19,registered at Doncaster, W Yorkshire
    Ann M Wilkinson,20 registered at Newton.Two possibilities Newton in Lancashire and an abbreviation for Newton Abbot in Devon. The list has been slightly revised and Newton, Lancashire didn't appear in the previous version.
    Bailey,27, registered at Caerleon, Monmouthshire, S Wales
    Denton,20, registered at Chippenham, Wiltshire
    Nothing to fit your suggested a/c, both of which are in Scotland
    Regards
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    Henk

    CWGC has both McMillan and Jones as 4 Jan 1942, is this incorrect?

    Malcolm

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    Hi Malcolm,

    You are absolutely correct. The loss of Defiant I N3495, and the deaths of Mcmillan and Jones occurred on 4-1-1942. This is confirmed in McMillan's A705: NAA: A705 163/141/309.

    Col.

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    Thanks Dick for info on death registrations.
    Col & Malcolm: Absolutely correct death date McMILLAN and JONES. Jones was still on my 'unaccounted' list and I was mislead by Air Britain (Serials L1000-N9999 and also Aeromilitaria [Summer 2005]) where is mentioned 6-1-1942 for TM N3495.
    Corrected my files and oncemore thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    A/C.2 A. Denton DOAS, his name was scanned as Benton, Mar 19th magazine

    I didn't find Bailey
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hello

    ACW2 Ann M. WILKINSON - 2026041 - the Liverpool Echo of January 9th 1942 reported the following:

    AIRCRAFTWOMAN'S DEATH AT CAMP
    A verdict of "Death by misadventure" was returned at the inquest at a north-west camp, today, on Aircraftwoman Ann Marsden Wilkinson, aged 29, of Laurel Avenue, Durham, found dead in a bath at the camp on Tuesday.
    Deputy Coroner Mr. A. V. Cunliffe said he was satisfied death was due to drowning following an epileptic fit. It was stated that when the girl joined up she was subject to fits.


    Regards

    Simon

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