Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: 420113 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-1-1942

Hybrid View

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Unaccounted airmen - 13-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Ashley BECK - 1325825 - age 29.

    B - Killed on active service:
    F/Sgt Angus BUCHANAN - 535837;
    LAC (Obs u/t) Richard E. HENSON - 1014069, and
    LAC (Obs u/t) Wilfred JONES - 1032809.

    C - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Thomas G. SMITH - 1293244.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Magister I - P2468 - 2 FPP - flew into ground Raffles, near Carlisle.
    Master I - T8610 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing ½ mile NE of Gnosall, Staffordshire.
    Master I - T8626 - 9 FTS - dived into ground Bakers Cross, Halton Heath, Wiltshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: LAC [Pilot u/t] E.H. HOOPER - 656741).
    Wellington III - X3605 - 3 FPP - crashed on landing Millom.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Stockport, UK
    Posts
    1,197
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Henk,

    Some of the people on the list for the 13th were on an Anson from No.1 AOS, the ORB recorded the serial as AW850.

    January 13th 1942, “Aircraft, Anson AW850 crashed at Carsegowan, Wigtown, No.53583 F/Sgt Buchanan killed No.80290 LAC Carley killed No.1032809 LAC Jones killed, No.1014069 LAC Henson killed, No.R72648 Sgt Ross missing believed killed.”

    The Magister that was being ferried by No.2 FPP was recorded in the No.15 EFTS ORB as the following.

    January 13th 1942, “Accident to Mag. P2468 Pilot S/O Pelham (ATA) ferrying a/c to unit, flew into ground due to bad visibility.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    2,212
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Henk
    Beck,29, registered in Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire at the time now part of Cambridgeshire
    Smith, 24, registered at Chippenham,Wiltshire.This does not necessarily connect him to T8626. You already have a name for that a/c,Hooper, and he is registered in Poole ,Dorset which is on the coast well S of Wiltshire. There is a Baker's Cross in Dorset but this is some way from Poole and there were registrars in Bridport and Dorchester,both much closer to where I think the crash site is indicated on Google maps. I saw that AB Serials gives Bakers Cross as the crash site and puts it in Wiltshire, but given Hooper's registration in Poole I would query the site.
    Regards
    Dick
    Last edited by Dick; 22nd March 2009 at 21:39.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    Gents
    T8626- ABS has Bakers Cross, Halton Heath Wilts. I think this should read Bakers Cross Holton Heath. Dorset. Holton Heath is a village and open space west of Poole at 195/9591. I have not been able to pin down the Bakers Cross bit yet.

    regards

    DaveW

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    159
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Quote/I have not been able to pin down the Bakers Cross bit yet/

    Dave

    OS map shows Baker's Cross situated on the road between Wootton Fitzpaine and Whitchurch Canicorum at the junction with the road to Higher Abbots Wootton Farm (slightly to North of Conegar Hill)

    dg

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks friends for all your worthwhile responses.
    Regards,
    Henk.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bristol, England
    Posts
    1,390
    Thanks
    16
    Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts

    Default

    I have looked at this again and can confirm Baker's Cross, Holton Heath, Poole, Dorset as the location of the crash of Master T8626 13/01/1942. There is a pub, The Bakers Arms at 195/0955926 near to a crossroads with the A35. The road layout looks a bit different from what it was in 1942 but the fact that the pilot's death is registered at Poole discounts the Wiltshire site.

    regards

    DaveW

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Northumberland, UK
    Posts
    4,501
    Thanks
    51
    Thanked 211 Times in 206 Posts

    Default

    Hello

    Sgt (Pilot) Thomas Gill SMITH - 1293244 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 2 A.O.S.

    Regards

    Simon

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    3,251
    Thanks
    356
    Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts

    Default Re: 420113 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-1-1942

    AT-6A , 41-355, 380 Sch Sqn, Craig Field, Alabama.
    RAF Flying Cadet John F. RIMER, Killed.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Cornwall
    Posts
    3,251
    Thanks
    356
    Thanked 25 Times in 23 Posts

    Default Re: 420113 - Unaccounted airmen - 13-1-1942

    Flying Cadet John F. RIMER, was
    Lac. John Feldon RIMER, 1293708 RAFVR.
    at rest in
    Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annex, Alabama, USA.
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 1st September 2020 at 20:18.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •