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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 19-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    P/O (Obs) Herbert K. DANIEL - 114733;
    LAC (Obs/WOp u/t) The Revd William G. GORTON - 1412875 (The Revd ???);
    LAC (Obs u/t) Anthony G. HAWES - 1395105;
    LAC (Obs/Radar u/t) Francis O. HOGG - 1465762;
    Sgt (Pilot) Cyril G. PRITCHARD - 538262 - 124 Sqn (Biggin Hill, Kent), and
    F/O (Pilot) Henry H. WANT - 119874.

    B - Died on active service:
    Cpl Vincent F. MORRIS - 612624, and
    AC2 Fred YATES - 1144644.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    Cpl Edwin WATTEN - 871673.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hudson I - N7340 - 1 (C)OTU - overshot landing Acklington.
    Anson I - DG861 - 3 RS - broke up in air 1 mile S of Maybole, Ayrshire.
    Oxford II - AS902 - 14 OTU - flew into high ground at night Cold Overton, Leicestershire (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] K. BALL - 1180226).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Yates is registered in Bury, Lancashire but I couldn't find the other in EWngland and Wales so suspect they were in Scotland.

    If so and gived that three are shown as U/T WOp/Obs I would hazard a guess and say they were in the Anson with Daniel being the Instructor and Want the pilot. Watten may also have been aboard.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm; you could be correct for the Anson. Let's wait for more reactions.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Re: 538262 Sgt (Pilot) Cyril G. PRITCHARD.

    (Spitfire) AB280 Vb 2412 HPA M45 FF 20-12-41 8MU 2-1-42 124S 9-1-42 FACE 19-4-42 SOC.

    See; http://www.spitfires.ukf.net/p018.htm

    Possibly connected.

    Col.

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    Thanks Col for info on PRITCHARD and possible Spitfire AB280.
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    Col,
    I found for AB280: South Park Farm, Bletchingley, Sy (what stands for 'Sy' ?).
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk,

    it is Surrey county.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Henk,

    Sy = Surrey.

    Col.

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    Henk,

    William Godfrey Gorton is listed in a Gorton family tree on Ancestry as dying 19-04-1942 in Ayr, Scotland.

    Regards
    Martyn

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    Hi Henk
    Revd. is normally an abbreviation for the Reverend, the title given to an ordained minister of a Church although not Roman Catholic where he would normally be known as Father.A decidedly unusual candidate for wartime aircrew!!
    Regards
    Dick

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