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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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    Thanks Doug, much appreciated.
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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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    Hi Seonag

    I don't have an actual cause of death, you will need to order a copy of his death certificate from the GRO, his death was registered in Fakenham.

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    Certainly Doug offered P1164 as a possibility in #2.

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    Hi

    I have Hollister as dying from injuries sustained whilst flying in Hampden, P1164 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed through a fence whilst attempting an overshoot.

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    Malcolm. I am research my family tree and its interesting to see Sargent William Hollister in your thread, I am Williams niece and we have been search for information on William for a while, I have his death on the 20 June 1940 buried in the Isle of Wight. Where would I find out the cause of his death and if there was anyone else killed in the accident.

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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?

    Regards

    Finn Buch

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