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    Default Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 1-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 William HOWARD - 1191636;
    ACW2 Augusta MYERS - 2051671, and
    ACW1 Loveday H. PITTS-TUCKER - 449646.

    B - Killed on active service:
    AC1 Alfred SPENCE - 1077610 (believed KOAS), and
    Cpl Donald P. THWAITE - 936982 - 107 Sqn (Great Massingham, Norfolk).

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    Sgt (Pilot) Geoffrey WARREN-WRIGHT - 1107499 - 111 Sqn (Debden, Essex).

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Spitfire I - K9891 - 53 OTU - crashed on take-off Llandow.
    Defiant I - AA293 - 7 AGS - crashed on approach 1 mile S of Stormy Down.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Thwaite - Dover
    Spence - Sheppey
    Howard - not list in England/Wales
    Myers - Lancaster
    Pitts-Tucker - Barnstaple
    Warren-Wright - Saffron Waldon

    Malcolm

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    Sgt. G Warren-Wright is KOAS in the July 23rd Flight magazine.
    Dennis Burke
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    Henk

    Boston W8333 418S COA at Great Sampford on this day. GS is in the Saffron Walden reg. district so would suggest Warren Wright perhaps involved.

    regards

    daveW
    Last edited by davew; 20th June 2009 at 18:34. Reason: change of emphasis

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    Hello All,

    Other 418 (RCAF) Sqn. losses this date:-

    389005 Sgt (Pilot) Charles Lewis LEWIS-HALL +
    CAN R/91867 Sgt (Air Obs.) Melvyn Hamilton BRANDON RCAF +
    CAN R/77326 F/Sgt (W.Op/Air Gnr.) Edward Albert OWEN RCAF +

    All buried Saffron Walden Cemetery.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 20th June 2009 at 19:30. Reason: minor correction

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    Thanks all for your help.
    Malcolm: For future reactions to my threads, please could you also mention the name of the county ? Thanks in advance.
    Dave/Col: WARREN-WRIGHT may have been the number four on Boston W8333. In "They Shall Grow Not Old" (Allison) is mentioned for F/Sgt OWEN on page 578:
    "Boston aircraft W8333 was carrying general purpose bombs and incendiaries when it crashed just S of the aerodrome at St.Sampford, England. The bomb load exploded on contact also killing Sgt's M.H. BRANDON, C.L. LEWIS-HALL (RAF) AND ONE OTHER RAF MEMBER OF THE CREW".
    Regards,
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    Saffron Waldon is the registration district for
    Lewis-Hall age 21 Vol 4A 1243
    Brandon age 26 Vol. 4a 1243
    Owen age 26 Vol. 4a 1243
    Warren Wright age 20 Vol. 4a 1243

    Thwaite - Dover, Kent
    Spence - Sheppey, Kent
    Myers - Lancaster, Lancashire
    Pitts-Tucker - Barnstaple, Devonshire
    Saffron Waldon, Essex

    http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/index.html
    Dennis Burke
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    Thanks Dennis for this additional info.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Sorry Henk

    However, if you go to this link http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/index.html#top it gives you a complete breakdown of registration districts and where they are.

    Malcolm

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    I know Malcolm, but I've still thousands of names on the unaccounted list and for me it saves quite a lot of time if the county is mentioned together with the place of death registration. So not a matter of laziness ! The way I've to go from today (April 1942) up to the end of 1947 (final registration date CWGC) is long, especially for an old NCO (75) in a less good health.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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