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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 11-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl Thomas BERNINI - 1100542 - age 25 - 929 (Balloon) Sqn (South Queensferry), and
    AC2 (WOp) Arthur J. LANGDON - 1027039 (from Channel Islands) - 80 Wing (Radio/Radar Intelligence & Radio Counter Measures Work, Aldenham Lodge Hotel, Radlett, Hertfordshire).

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Ronald HODGSON - 1495177 - 153 Sqn (Ballyhalbert, Co. Down/N.Ireland), and
    Sgt (Obs) Ronald F. MILES - 1375370.

    C - Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    Sgt James WHITEHOUSE - 563725 - commemorated on Panel 96 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Tiger Moth II - T6241 - 22 EFTS - flew into ground Barton Mills, Suffolk.
    Leopard Moth - AW120 - ACC CF (Army Co-operation Command Communications Flight) crashed on tke-off Netheravon.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Whitehouse and Miles the two fatalities on AW357.

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    Ross
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    Hi Henk
    Just 1!
    Langdon,19, registered at Chatham, Kent. He is buried in a cemetery in the area and given his job was possibly on detached duty at a listening post.
    Bernini's unit is in Scotland by the Forth Bridge near Edinburgh Hodgson's unit is in N Ireland so both are probably out of my reach
    The 2 that Ross gave, died in a Beaufort off Girvan in Ayrshire, so registered in Scotland. It seems that Miles' body was recovered but not Whitehouse. Miles is buried at Dunure on the same stretch of the Ayrshire coast
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    AC1 R Hodgson is DOAS in FLlight mag Sep 10th edition. Surname is split across two lines.
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    Thanks again friends for your excellent help.
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    Thomas Bernini age 25 in 1942 in Haymarket district of Edinburgh City.
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    Thanks Dennis for info on BERNINI.
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    Hello

    Cpl Thomas BERNINI - 1100542 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at about 8.40 a.m. at Gogarburn Emergency Hospital, Edinburgh, due to a gunshot wound to the thorax and abdomen.

    Furthermore, the Fife Free Press of May 15th 1942 carried the following announcement:

    IN MEMORIAM
    WALLACE BERNINI - In loving memory of my dear nephews, Cpl. Thomas Wallace Bernini, R.A.F., accidentally killed on May 11th 1942.


    Regards

    Simon

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