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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 29-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Frank W.G. BARRETT - 1358728 -Age 31;
    AC2 Cecil J. BRICE - 1561181 - Age 34;
    AC1 Bernard HAWCROFT - 1035660;
    F/O Eyre O. IEVERS - 81827;
    Sgt (Pilot) Peter J.V. JOHNSON - 1165221;
    AC2 Frank PALFREYMAN - 1480521, and
    AC1 Charles W. SHUFFLEBOTHAM - 1035506.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC Ronald J. COOK - 1280357;
    LAC George A. CORNELL - 1187705 - Age 28;
    AC2 Harold HOLMES - 1451453, and
    F/Lt (Flight: F/Sgt) Leonard OTTEY - 43207.

    C - Died on active service:
    AC2 (Pilot u/t) James R.H. FAIRWEATHER - 1316928.

    It's known there was a night air raid on Norwich this day.

    D - Proposed aircraft loss:
    Oxford I - R6057 - 14 (P)AFU - dived into ground near Horsham St.Faith.

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    This was in the 14 (P)AFU ORB:

    April 29th 1942, “Accident to Oxford aircraft R6057 at Horsham St Faith involving the death of Sgt P.J.V. Johnson.”
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    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Hi Henk
    Barrett,30, Hawcroft,20, Palfreyman,19, Cornell,28, and Holmes,21 are all registered at Bulmer, N Yorkshire
    Ievers,38, Shufflebotham,38,and Ottey,35, are registered in York itself
    Johnson,22, registered at Norwich Outer, which could connect him to the Oxford at Horsham St Faith. The city of Norwich had it's own registrar and I think any Air Raid victims in the city would have been registered there
    Fairweather, 21, registered at Newton Abbott, Devon
    Brice did not come but CWGC has him as a Scot and his family are Scots and he is buried there.
    Cook didn't come up but I note he is buried at Fulford which is within the City of York's area
    in E Yorkshire
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    LAC F W G BARRETT in same section of Flight as CORNELL and HOLMES, Killed on Active Service, although scanned as F W U Barrett. Interestingly Hawcroft and Palfreyman although also registered in Bulmer are not shown in this section.

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    The registration district of Bulmer includes areas of York. York was subject of an air raid early on 29th. There was damage to thousands of properties, including both the railway station and York airfield, although deaths were c100.

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    Bulmer also includes Linton, so this was my original thought, but if the airfield at York (Clifton) was hit I suggest the Bulmer registrations were killed in the raid and the York registrations survived to be taken to hospital in York, were they died.

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    Thanks friends, your help very much appreciated.
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    Anything new I found I've placed an * at the start of the line.

    A. Not found FLight Archives
    *AC2 Cecil J. BRICE - 1561181 - Age 34; Kilmarnock District, Ayrshire during 1942



    B - Killed on active service:
    *LAC Ronald J. COOK - 1280357; there is a 22 yaer old Ronald J Cook in York district for Q2 of the register. No age given on CWGC.
    LAC George A. CORNELL - 1187705 - Age 28; Bulmer, N Yorkshire KOAS
    AC2 Harold HOLMES - 1451453, and Bulmer, N Yorkshire KOAS
    F/Lt (Flight: F/Sgt) Leonard OTTEY - 43207. York
    LAC Frank W.G. BARRETT - 1358728 -Age 31; Bulmer, N Yorkshire KOAS
    *AC1 Bernard HAWCROFT - 1035660; Bulmer, N Yorkshire KOASA Flight 6th August Magazine scanned as 'Hawcrott'
    *AC2 Frank PALFREYMAN - 1480521, and Bulmer, N Yorkshire KOAS Flight Aug 6th Magazine, split across two lines. Search for 'freym'
    *AC1 Charles W. SHUFFLEBOTHAM - 1035506. York KOAS Flight Aug 6th Magazine Scanned as Shufflebotbam

    *Sgt (Pilot) Peter J.V. JOHNSON - 1165221; Norwich
    KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE-—Fit. Sgt, P. J. V. Johnson; July 23rd Magazine

    *F/O Eyre O. IEVERS - 81827; York
    DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—F/O. E. O. Levers.
    Its both printed and scanned as Levers. Search for F/O. E. O.

    C - Died on active service:
    AC2 (Pilot u/t) James R.H. FAIRWEATHER - 1316928. Newton abbot
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    Geoffs Sullivans search engine shows a large number of the 139 civilian deaths for this date in NORWICH, COUNTY BOROUGH and YORK, CITY AND COUNTY BOROUGH

    I've only checked a sample of them.

    Cook, Ottey and Shufflebotham in York.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hello All,

    (Raid on Norwich) 29/30 April, 1942.

    By mid-June (1942), the known loss of life and injuries were officially collated as follows:

    Killed: 68
    Seriously Injured: 86
    Less seriously injured: 112
    Total: 266

    See:
    Air Raid!:The Enemy Air Offensive against East Anglia 1939-45.
    Bowyer,Michael J.F.
    Wellingborough:Patrick Stephens Ltd.,1986.
    p.226

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 11th July 2009 at 19:31. Reason: minor correction

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