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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 28-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    LAC Percival F. BLACKMORE - 1034542 (age 35).

    B - Died on active service:
    AC2 William C.A. WEST - 1429783, and
    Sgt Robert WHITE - MM - 1351788.

    C - Listed Flight archives but not readable on scanned page:
    Cpl Robert W. CROWE - 618466.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Botha I - L6193 - 4 AOS - crashed in forced landing Luce Bay, Wigtownshire.
    Henley I - L3366 - 1 AACU - crashed on approach Bodorgan.
    Magister I - P2496 - 32 MU - crashed on take-off Manston.
    Reliant - W7978 - 24 Sqn - crashed on take-off Mill Hill, Hendon.
    Master II - DK892 - 17 (P)AFU - crashed on landing Bodney.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Blackmore,35, registered at Bath, Somerset
    West,20, registered at Bridgend, Glamorgan
    White, 57, registered at Wellingborough, Northamptonshire. CWGC has him as 61
    I found a Ronald W Crowe( there is one on CWGC), 26, registered at Whitchurch. There is no indication whether this is Whitchurch,Hampshire or Shropshire, but is probably Shropshire as the other was taken over by Kingsclere in 1933 and I think that name would be on the register
    Regards
    Dick
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    The 4 AOS Botha was a non fatal incident, according to the ORB one of the crew abandoned the aircraft but it was then force landed.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Cpl R W CROWE in Flight as Died on Active Service

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    There is a 61 year old Robert A White registerd in Lambeth, London

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    Thanks all for your help.
    Regards and good weekend,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    A incomplete F1180 with no serial or name but records:

    7 AGS, Defiant, Worthy Down.

    1 killed by accidental firing of machine gun.

    Possibly LAC Percival F. BLACKMORE given how close Worthy Down is to Bath.

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    Default Unaccounted Airmen 28 /4/42

    Master DK 892 17 PAFU , Was Being FLown by P/O Renson LFA . Belgian he was Injured in the crash .

    bw phill jones

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    Thanks Phill for info on Master DK892 and P/O RENSON; will amend my files.
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    Hello

    LAC Percival F. BLACKMORE - 1034542 - he, his wife and daughter died at 39 Wells Road, all victims of the 'Baedecker Blitz.'

    See: http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Somers...Civilians.html

    Sgt Robert WHITE - MM - 1351788 - the Northampton Mercury of May 1st 1942 reported the following:

    DEATH AFTER CYCLE RIDE
    After a cycle ride, Sgt. Robert White, of the R.A.F., died of heart failure at Chelveston. At the end of his journey he had complained of feeling dizzy and out of breath so he laid down to rest. Three minutes later he held out his arms, gasped, and died.


    There are no other Robert Whites on the CWGC website that match, and FreeBMD has a Robert White, registered Wellinborough, which includes Chelveston, but lists his age as 57.

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    Simon

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