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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.

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

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    Hi Henk
    Dick-Cleland,19, registered at Chippenham, Wiltshire, this might connect him to the Oxford X6657 if it was SW of Lyneham
    McCoy,31, and Hart,38,registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire( I think I put the registration as Seaford on a previous thread-Sorry)
    Slater, 21, registered at Andover, Hampshire
    Livesley,32, registered at Warwick
    Regards
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    The No.15 EFTS accident was a fairly minor accident according to the ORB, they also recorded another minor incident on the same day.

    January 9th 1942, “Forced landing of Mag. N3936 Pilot 1322728 LAC Loring, G.M. stopped airscrew during aerobatics and failed to restart it.
    Forced landing of Mag. L5935 Pilot 793980 LAC Burkiewicz, H.”

    I take it you already have details of the 5 FTS mid-air collision on this date.
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks Alan, Dennis and Dick for quick responses.
    Thanks Al as well; yes I've info on 5 FTS mid-air (F/O PASCALIS on P3055 and F/O NEWSHAM on P3668 - is this correct ?).
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk, yes thats right. Refer to my previous post:

    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1013

    Cheers, Tom

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    Henk,

    RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1948 :-

    1025672 Sgt JEPSON Bernard Unit 54 O.T.U 1942

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark for info on JEPSON; an exellent tip for further research.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk

    unrelated to this post but I added the first half of 1940 to the Flight Service Aviation files.

    Link as usual

    http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa/

    In case you need to revisit any personel from back then. Let me know any gaps you have still and I'll go hunting for them if you like.
    Dennis Burke
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