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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 20-6-1940

    What caused the death of:

    Sgt Frederick L. ANDERSON - 743074 - missing believed killed on active service (Flight Global), commemorated on Panel 11 of the Runnymede Memorial, and

    Sgt (Obs) William F.G. HOLLISTER - 561153 - 144 Sqn (Hampden, Hemswell, Lincolnshire) - died of wounds or injuries received in action (Flight Global), buried Sandown Shanklin (Shanklin) Cem., Isle of Wight (UK4986).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,
    Here are two possibles;
    Sgt Anderson...... May have been on board Fairey Battle K9420, of 12 OTU, Benson, which ditched off Seaton, Devon.
    Sgt Hollister....... The nearest to the 20th is Hampden P1164, 144 Sqn, which overshot base, on return from ops, 11th June 1940, and went through a boundary hedge.
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    Default Unaccounted airmen 20-6-1940

    Thanks Doug, much appreciated.
    Regards,
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    Anderson is listed as one of the casualties of the Lancastria sinking:

    http://www.ipresent.co.uk/rollHonour.htm

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    The CWGC normally list casualties of the Lancastria, as such, but no details of that nature appear for Frederick Lawrence ANDERSON.
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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 20-6-1940

    Hi,

    Sgt Frederick L. ANDERSON - 743074

    He is also registrated as lost with Lancastria here:

    http://www.lancastria.org.uk/Victim_List/victim_list.htm

    but "War Deaths RAF 1939-1948" says 12 OTU.

    So what is right?

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    Finn Buch

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    Regarding Battle K9420

    Pilot was P/O Denman, 42595

    "Three fishermen rowed quickly to the spot and rescued two airmen. The third had been jammed in the fuselage and had gone down with the aeroplane, which had sunk within a few minutes of crashing. - Rewards, 2 5s"

    RNLI Records of Service 1939-46

    So if there are no other No.12 OTU casualties for this day then it seems that the man lost his life in this crash.

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    Ross

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    Ross

    Thanks for this, does look promising - so the adage about not believing everything on internet - i.e info on Lancastria is true. So it should only be used as a guide and then check other sources

    Paul

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    Chorley (Vol 7 page 19) states that that "it is believed the crew escaped serious injury". However, he only gives Denman's name.

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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 20-6-1940

    Thanks all for your contribution to find the cause of Sgt F.L. Anderson's death (743074).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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