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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 10-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found Flight archives:
    Cpl William CAMERON - 757257.

    B - Died on active service:
    F/Lt Horace S. HODGES - 60587 - age 51;
    Cpl John McELIN - 956357 - 93 Sqn (sqn.numbering doubtful; 93 Sqn disbanded 6-12-1941, crews passing to # 1458 Flt, reformed at Andreas 1-6-1942);
    LAC (Flight: AC1) Thomas ROBSON - 1031627, and
    LAC Leonard F. SPARKS - 215549 - age 43.

    C - Killed on active service:
    P/O (Pilot) John S. NOWELL - 116388, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Ronald W. SOPER - 1281971.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter I - T4862 - 2 (C)OTU - crashed on approach Seaton Lane, near Catfoss.
    Hurricane I - V6778 - 59 OTU - crashed in forced landing mile N of Little Broughton, Cumberland.
    Magister I - R1960 - 2 FIS - dived into ground Fordoun, Kincardineshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.

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    Hi Henk
    Hodges,51, registered at Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire
    McElin,23, registered at Wenlock, Shropshire. ?Cosford Hospital
    Sparks,43, registered at Hatfield, Hertfordshire
    Cameron not on the register but came from Scotland and is buried there in Glasgow
    Nowell and Soper didn't come up either. It might put them on Magister R1960 in Scotland
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    Nowell and Soper were in the 2 FIS ORB, with the serial given as N1960 but we all know what ORBs and serials can be like at times.

    April 10th 1942, P/O Nowell and Sgt Soper, of No.3 FI Course, killed in Magister N1960, which crashed into ground at Fondoun Station, Angus.
    Alan Clark

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    Hi Henk
    R1960 is the Magister at Fordoun,according to AB Serials, N1960 was the first of a batch of 100 Hamble Baby Landplanes according to British Military Aircraft Serials by Bruce Robertson
    Regards
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    Last edited by Dick; 24th June 2009 at 20:17.

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    Thanks Al & Dick for your help. Fordoun may have been in Kincardine where Air Britain mentions Angus.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Actually Dick, the N series was re-used early in the war. I'm on the road and don't have my copy of Robertson with me, but there may well have been a second N1960 around about 1940.
    From memory, It may have a Fairey Fulmar or Battle.

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    Bill,

    N1960 fell within a Fulmar I Black-out block (N1910-N1959,N1980-N2016).

    From said: Robertson.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 26th June 2009 at 08:38. Reason: minor correction

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    Thanks Col. I know I can travel without the essentials (like Robertson) as long as I can contact this Forum.

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    There are at least 14 William Cameron's in Scotland for 1942, would need some credits to see one if our man.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 29th September 2010 at 07:25.
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    I have Soper and Nowell on Magister R1960 which crashed at Shepardshaugh, Fordoun, Angus. 2KM east of Fordoun airfield or 1 and a bit miles east in old money.

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