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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 30-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found Flight archives:
    F/O John A.C. BROWN - 83331 - age 41.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC2 Norman MYERS - 1506850, and
    Cpl Robert J. PAYNE - 633064.

    C - Also looking for the unit of:
    P/O John M. JOYCE-CLARKE - 66588, missing and commemorated on Panel 70 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Defiant I - N3337 - 6 FPP - crashed in forced landing 10 miles NE of Ternhill.
    Hind I - K6838 - 4 FPP - flew into ground Eaglesham Moor, Renfrewshire.
    Magister I - N5434 - 4 FPP - crashed on take-off Arbroath.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    I found only, Brown,41, registered at Rugby Warwickshire
    The other 2 didn't come up but I note from CWGC that Payne is buried at Petty which is in Aberdeenshire and may be registered up there in Scotland and 2 of your proposed a/c are also in Scotland
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    Hi Henk,

    JOYCE-CLARKE, was the pilot of Tiger Moth II N6719 of No.1 AACU. His passenger was AUS403005 F/O. John Douglas Bias ROWLANDS RAAF. The aircraft hit the sea whilst low flying, off Weybourne, Norfolk. Both men were killed.

    Joyce-Clarke's body was never recovered. Rowlands lies in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

    Rowlands' body was recovered on 26 April and he was buried with full military honours on 1 May 1942.

    See: http://norfolkwargraves.org.uk/Allied.htm

    Col.
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    Dick, Petty Parish Church is in Inverness-shire and is very close to Inverness airport (Dalcross).

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    Linzee

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    Thanks Linzee
    I picked the name Petty from a Google map. The confession I have to make is that for about 3 months in 1963 I was a summer relief Air Traffic Controller at Dalcross!! but I don't recall the name Petty up there!!
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    Thanks all for your help.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    There is a 28 yr old Norman Meyers in the Eglin district of Moray, Scotland. in 1942.

    There is a 21 yr old Robert James Payne in Petty District, Inverness during 1942.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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