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    Default 1 Jan 1941

    Hi All

    Anyone know how the following died?

    Plt Off CARDALE FREDERICK ALEXANDER CAPON, 257 Sqn registered N Walsham
    AC2 FRANK WALTER COLE, registered Hereford
    Cpl GEORGE FISK, possibly registered in Scotland
    JOHN HERBERT JONES RAAF, registered Plymouth

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    JOHN HERBERT JONES RAAF

    No.10 Squadron RAAF ORB
    Mount Batten

    1/1/41. At 1615 hours the body of an airman was seen floating on the water near Commercial quay, Plymouth. The body was taken from the water by a police constable and it was identified as that of No.1965. L.A.C. Jones,J.H. of this unit.

    3/1/41. A verdict of "death by drowning" was returned by the City Coroner at an inquest held into the circumstances surrounding the death of L.A.C.Jones,J.H. Warrant Officer Brigstock represented the squadron at the Inquest.

    See: NAA: A9186 25 p.260 of 1,426.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 21st March 2009 at 18:00. Reason: Minor correction

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    Thanks Col

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    P/O Capon was killed in 257 Sqn Hurricane I V7186 which spun into the ground at RAF Coltishall in a snowstorm that date. Nothing else to add, I'm afraid.

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    Thanks for tha info on Capon

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