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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 30-4-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Edmund CULLINANE - 1020562;
    S/Ldr Kenneth W. EDWARDS - 82911;
    Sgt (Obs) Cornelius (Flight: initials C.G.) ROUGHAN - 581108 (buried Ennis [Drumcliff] Cemetery, Co. Clare, Irish Republic), and
    F/Lt Francis W. WILTON - 81283.

    B - Died on active service:
    Cpl Samuel ELLISON - 1134073.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Roy CLAYTON - 974601, and
    AC1 Raymond J. FIGGINS - 1219498.

    D - Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of the following airmen commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:
    Sgt Eric BOALER - 1211640 - Panel 78, and
    Sgt Alfred LONGHURST - 1262258 - Panel 88.
    Couldn't find these names on a list of RAF airmen lost on HMS Ships. Known that HMS Edinburgh was torpedoed en route to Murmansk.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    I have Sgt (WOp/Ag) Edmund CULLINANE - 1020562 associated with Hudson N7288

    Boaler and Longhurst 15 OTU

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    Boaler and Longhurst are on the GRO list as 15 OTU.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hi Henk
    I found an Edmund Cullinan (no final e),33, registered at Durham South East
    Edwards,34, and Wilton, 35, registered at Gt Ouseburn, W Yorkshire
    Roughan.28, registered at Anglesey West
    Ellison,33, registered at Uxbridge
    Clayton,25, registered at Ince, Lancashire
    Figgins,19, registered at Swindon, Wiltshire
    Regards
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    Cheers Dick,

    I have a note of a No.1443 Flight Wellington, DV442 lost on a training sortie from Harwell.

    Sgt A L Hayers

    Ditched 0.5 miles north of South Stack Lighthouse, Anglesey, at about 13:50 hrs.

    APRIL 30TH. - HOLYHEAD, ANGLESEY.
    A British aeroplane had been reported down in the sea, but nothing was found. - Rewards, £3 18s. 6d.

    Looks like Roughan also on this aircraft.

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    Hi Ross
    Roughan's body must have been brought ashore on Anglesey for him to have a death registration there or else he died there after surviviving the ditching, if he was involved in the incident. Hayers is not on CWGC for 1942 so presumably he survived but that means neither can have been involved with Holyhead Lifeboat.
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    Thanks friends. DV442 was known to me; mentioned by Chorley in his vol.8 (HCU's) page 197. Quote: "T/o Harwell for a cross-country sortie, combined with a fuel consumption test. While over the sea at around 1350, an engine failed and Sgt Hayers (A.L.) could not maintain height. Skilfully, he set his aircraft down in the water half-a-mile N of the South Stack (Ynys Law) Lighthouse, 3 miles W of Holyhead Harbour on Anglesey."
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    Hi Henk,

    I'm starting to wonder about the crew for DV442.

    The RNLI record is for a no service which means they did not carry out a rescue but did carry out a search.

    Form 1180 gives Hayers as pilot and lack of CWGC details suggest he is a survivor. I assumed this was the same for the rest of his crew i.e. saved by means other than the RNLI.

    I'm now wondering if the two men listed as 15 OTU were also lost with this aircraft.

    Both No.1443 Flight and No.15 OTU were based at Harwell flying Wellington and I cannot come up with a suitable 15 OTU loss to account for them.

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    Thanks Ross for your comment. I'm of the same opinion and made a note in my files.
    Regards,
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    Henk. S/Ldr Edwards and F/Lt Wilton were on board Flamingo R2964 that broke up in the air over North Yorkshire on 30th April 1942 and came to earth in the Great Ouseburn area - just west of Linton on Ouse airfield. It was carrying AM and Russian military personnel. Full list of those on board as follows.

    Pilot - P/O Iain Ramsey RAFVR (69642),
    Obs - Sgt James B Smith DFM RAFVR (938162),
    WOp - F/Sgt Alan J Stripp DFM RAF (569426),
    Fitter - LAC James Lewis RAFVR (976547),
    AM Passenger - S/Ldr Kenneth W Edwards RAFVR,
    AM Passenger - F/Lt Francis W Wilton RAFVR (81283),
    Col Pousachew
    Major Asjamrov
    Major P Barranov
    Major B Shuetsov

    Please can anyone add additional information on the Russians killed in this incident - first names, burial locations, ages etc.

    regards Rich Allenby

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