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    Default Unaccounted airman - 9-1-1942 (Algeria)

    What was the unit and possible cause of death of:
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Alun MORRIS - 1160218 - buried Le Petit Lac Cem., Oran, Algeria.
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    Wellington Z9101 (?....the file title and the file also states NZ 3101, so someone will need to check the relevant Air Britain book) . Took off from Gibraltar during ferry flight, at 23.26, and crashed in flames 15 minutes later.

    P/O T Moloney RAAF pilot
    P/O J Patterson RAAF 2nd pilot
    Sgt W H Atherton RAAF
    Sgt G Hall Wop/AG
    Sgt A Morris Wop/AG
    Sgt E H Harrison RAAF Rear AG

    All but Harrison killed. A description of the events, as described by Harrison, can be found in Moloney's (400262) casualty file on NAA (page 10)

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    Wellington Z9101 it is

    http://www.users.on.net/~ahvem/page3/page2/page70/page70.html

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    Hi Gents,

    Air Britain X-Z Serials confirms Z9101.

    Few corrections to your crew list Amrit:

    AUS400626 F/O T G MOLONEY RAAF +
    AUS400630 F/O J McG M PATTERSON RAAF +
    AUS404322 Sgt W S C ATHERTON RAAF +
    1182276 Sgt E G T HALL + (CWGC 10-1-42).
    1160218 Sgt A MORRIS +
    AUS408018 Sgt K H J HARRISON RAAF Injured - Multiple burns and shock.

    Loss described as; In sea, 2340 hrs, 1,000 yds. south of Europa Point, Gibraltar.

    Col.

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    Cheers Col. I took the names from the crew mentioned in the aforementioned page and number (should have checked it against the CWGC and/or Australian ROH). Looking at it again, I now know that I need new glasses as I see that he has signed himself K H Harrison at the bottom of the page, not E H. Apologies.

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    Hi Amrit,

    Your'e quick mate ! I have the data already at hand, but you still beat me.

    Apologies Paul, I missed your post on Z9101.

    Col.

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    This loss is also detailed on p18 of Gunby and Temple's 'Royal Air Force Bomber Losses in the Middle East and Mediterranean.

    Errol

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 9-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed in active service:
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Donald P. DICK-CLELAND - 1271237, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Reginald W. McCOY - 1312145.

    B - Died on active service:
    LAC James SLATER - 985894.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Thomas HART - 1449767, and
    AC2 Ernest LIVESEY - 1132632.

    D - Also looking for the unit of:
    Sgt Bernard JEPSON - 1025672 - missing and commemorated on panel 87 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Magister I - L5935 - 15 EFTS - crashed in forced landing 2 miles W of Kirkbride.
    Master I - T8318 - 9 FTS - dived into ground 1 mile NW of Castle Combe.
    Oxford I - X6657 - 14 (P)AFU - crashed near Lyneham.
    Oxford I - P9036 - 2 FTS - flew into ground mile E of Kingston Bagpuize.
    Tiger Moth II - N9158 - 14 EFTS - spun into ground 2 miles NW of Elmdon.
    Mohawk IV - BJ445 - 6 FPP - crashed in forced landing Morley Hall Farm, Astley, Lancashire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    AC2 E Livesey is DOAS in Flight Magazine Feb 26th 1942. Scanned as A/C.2 E. Livesev, found from "2 E." search

    AC2 T Hart is DOAS in Flight magazine March 12th 1942. Scanned as A/C.2 T. Halt;
    Found from "T. Ha" search.

    Dennis
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    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Henk,
    Dick-Cleland, Chippenham, Wiltshire. McCoy, Sleaford Lincolnshire.

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