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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 17-2-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active serce:
    AC1 Alfred T. BUCKINGHAM - 1030867 - 9 AOP;
    Cpl James W. DENTON - 867030 - 937 (Balloon) Sqn (South Tyne);
    AC1 George PEARSON - 1040477, and
    AC1 William F. PRUCE - 1263647.

    B - Killed on active service:
    P/O (Pilot) Leonard W.C. GREGORY - 110559.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Blenheim IV - Z5961 - 42 OTU - crashed on take-off at night 2 miles E of Thruxton.
    Hurricane I - Z7052 - 55 OTU - flew into ground 6 miles NW of Horncastle, Lincolnshire.
    Oxford II - R6348 - 15 FTS - crashed on landing at night Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk,

    AC1 Alfred T. BUCKINGHAM - 1030867 9 AOP, listed in BCL9RoH/98 as; 1030867 BUCKINGHAM,Alfred Thomas 17-02-42 9 Sqn.

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    Thanks Col drawing my attention to this.
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk
    At the moment there seems to be a problem with the site I use to search the registers, but Warner's Blenheim has Gregory as the solo pilot on Z5961 which suffered an engine failure on t/o stalled and crashed near Thruxton killing Gregory
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    Hi Henk
    Ancestry is back
    Buckingham,31, registered at Pwllheli, Caernavonshire
    Denton,50, registered at Durham West,appropriate for his unit
    Pearson 20, registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire,it is possibly right for Horncastle but that name doesn't appear in Sleaford's list although the places are quite close on the map
    Pruce,21,registered at Surrey S East
    Gregory,20, registered at Andover, Hampshire which backs up Warner's Blenheim that puts him on Z5961
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dicks for all the 'goodies'; enjoy the weekend.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Buckingham was struck by the propeller of Blenheim L1202 of No.9 AOS when he was trying to remove the chock.

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    Default Unaccounted airmen 17/2/42

    Hurricane Z7052 , OF 55 OTU , Aicraft flew into snow storm and crashed pilot killed , R/84219 Sgt John William Yost .
    hope this helps Henk
    rgs phill jones

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    Thanks Ross and Phill.
    Phill: YOST was in my files (source: They Shall Grow Not Old [Les Allison],page 836). Z7052 crashed Hemingby House Farm, 5 miles NW of Horncastle.
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    Default Yost

    According to this page: http://www.mcmaster.ca/ua/alumni/honourRoll/yost.htm

    his name was John Watson Yost.

    John

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