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    Default Unaccounted airman - 7-2-1942 (Canada)

    What was the unit and probably cause of death of:
    AC2 Gerald C.G. CROSS - 575657, whose name is commemorated on Panel 1 Column 4 of the Ottawa Air Force Memorial.

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    Default Unaccounted airman - 7-2-1942 (Far East)

    What was the aircraft type and serial and possible cause of death of:
    Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth A. GLYNN - 1174909 - 258 Squadron, whose name is commemorated on Column 415 of the Singapore (Kranji) War Memorial.

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 7-2-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found Flight archives:
    Sgt (Obs) Allan BENNETT - 1121309.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Norman BATTRAM - 1123506;
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Thomas JACK - 981501, and
    P/O (Pilot) Peter M. STOBIE - 120685.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Beaufort I - L9935 - 5 (C)OTU - flew into high ground 1 mile E of Chivenor (already as a casualty on this aircraft: Sgt [Pilot] V. MELDRUM - 1071846).
    Blenheim IV - Z5817 - 42 OTU - flew into ground near Marlborough, Wiltshire.
    Botha I - L6249 - 3 SGR - hit balloon barrage New Brighton, Cheshire.
    Tutor I - K3297 - CFS - crashed on landing Manningford LG.
    Boston I - AE467 - 51 OTU - overshot landing Cranfield.
    Hudson III - AE487 - 3 FPP - crashed on take-off ˝ mile NE of Speke.

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    Hi Henk,

    Full crew for L9935

    Sgt V Meldrum
    Sgt C C McLennan RAAF
    Sgt N Battram
    Sgt G A Blackwood

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    Hi Henk,

    7-2-42
    5(C)OTU
    Beaufort L9935

    Airborne 2032 Chivenor.

    Missing from night navigation exercise patrol over sea.(Wreckage found 8-2-42).

    1071846 Sgt.(Pilot/Capt.) Victor MELDRUM +
    AUS405021 Sgt.(Obs.) Clarence Colville McLENNAN RAAF +
    1123506 Sgt. (W.Op/Air Gnr.) Norman BATTRAM +
    1121730 Sgt. (W.Op./Air Gnr.) George Alexander BLACKWOOD +

    See: NAA: A705 163/141/457

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    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 5th April 2009 at 14:47. Reason: Minor addittions

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    Hi Col,

    Not quite missing.

    Lost control after a night take off and hit high ground 1 mile east of the aerodrome. The crew had taken off for a night navex and stalled while carrying out a turn to port with the u/c retracted and the flaps in the process of coming up.

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    Glynn was returning from a convoy patrol with another Hurricane, when they were attacked over Palembang by Japanese fighters who were already there attacking the area. The other pilot also crashed (P/O Jock McCulloch) after being chased and then running out of fule. He crashed by what is presumed to have been Glynn's aircraft, in a swamp by a river.

    No serials given in Shores et al "Bloody Shambles"

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    Hi Henk
    Warner has Stobie,23, Bennett,30, and Jack,21, as those killed on Blenheim, Z5817, near Marlborough, Wiltshire and all three are registered at Marlborough, Wiltshire
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    The two crew from the 3 SGR Botha were resuced after the crash, not a common thing for balloon strikes. The ORB also recorded a fatal accident from 256 Sqn. Thta a/c crashed into the sea of Lytham, not too far to the south of the station.

    February 7th 1942, “Defiant No.N3440 of 256 Squadron crashed into the sea at 16.35 hours. P/O Oleny (pilot) missing, and Sgt Greenwood (Air Gunner) killed. At 19.20 hours Botha aircraft No.6249 of 3 S. of G.R. crashed in the Mersey while on return from Northcoates. F/O Jackson-Smith and P/O Griffin rescued, slightly injured, by crew of barge G. of Liverpool Balloon Barrage.”
    Alan Clark

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

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    Hi Alan,

    For the 7-2-42 No.256 Squadron accident, the ORB (3 SGR ?) mentions Defiant N3440. N3440, after service with No.256 Sqn. went to 153/289/Cv. to TT.)/667 SOC 18-12-45.

    I suspect the Defiant involved was V1116, which did, in fact, hit the sea off Lytham Pier on 7-2-42, whilst low flying.

    I have as crew:

    112509 P/O.William John Paterson OLNEY +
    AUS400345 Sgt.Stanley Wheatley GREENWOOD RAAF +

    Olney is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, and Greenwood is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

    See: NAA: A705 163/118/275 Item Notes.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 6th April 2009 at 06:44. Reason: Minor correction.

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