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    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    AC1 St.Clair R.J. ANDREWS - 1188825;
    P/O (Pilot) Harry E. ELLIOTT - 89785;
    LAC (Obs u/t) William E. GOODWIN - 1532409;
    AC2 (Pilot u/t) William K. HAWKINS - 1099682;
    LAC Joseph JOSE - 1066897, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Douglas C. SCURREY - 1202769.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC2 Kenneth W. PALMER - 1142371, and
    AC2 Albert G. TOWNROW - 1190150.

    C - Not found in Flight archices:
    LAC Harry H. VICKERS - 348468 - age 38.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Anson I - N9562 - 9 AOS - flew into ground Tal y Mignedd Mountain, Caernarvonshire.
    Anson I - R3409 - 1 AOS - abandoned Brant Fell, Cautley Crag, Sedbergh, Yorkshire.
    Hudson I - N7376 - 1 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off Silloth, Cumberland.
    Beaufort II - AW335 - TDU - crashed on take-off Gosport, Hampshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Elliott,20, registered at Gosport, Hampshire, ?Beaufort AW335
    Goodwin,25,Hawkins,18,Jose,21,and Scurry,20 registered at Caernavon.Candidates for Anson N9562
    Palmer,20 registered at Seaford,Lincolnshire
    Townrow,26, registered at Gloucester Rural,Gloucestershire
    Vickers,38, registered at York N Yorkshire. From the list I couldn't find evidence to tie him to Anson R3409
    I couldn't find Andrews on the register but I suspect the StClair has caused problems in the entry, I saw the full name on CWGC
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    Thanks Dick; again five names to be deleted from THE list.
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    R3409 was a non fatal incident, all of the crew were able to safely vacate the aircraft.

    January 7th 1942, “Aircraft Anson No.3409 crashed at Brant Hill crew baled out, no casualties.”

    9 AOS didn't record anything accidents related in their ORB from July 1941 to June 1942 but with the 4 registered at Caernarfon
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    Hi Henk,

    P/O H E C Elliott
    LAC R J Andrews

    Both killed on TDU Beaufort

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    Hi Henk
    Following from Ross' post I have now found an Andrews ,24,registered in Gosport like Elliott. The problem is they have him on the list as James R S Andrews which is imaginative if nothing else!! but I wouldn't have considered him if it were not for Ross placing him on the Beaufort and the registration at Gosport
    Regards
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    Thanks Al, Dick & Ross for your additional info; much appreciated.
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    Vickers is in Flight, march 12th 1942

    L.A/C. H. 11.
    V1. tors;

    Bit hard to find as one can imagine, searched for /C. H.

    And he is DOAS per that Casualty list
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    Thanks Dennis; you ought to alter your name into Sherlock Holmes !
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    Hi Henk,

    Anson I - N9562 - 9 AOS
    Form 1180 confirms 4 killed and Sgt Scurrey as pilot.

    However his service number is given as 12 2769

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