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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 13-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Alfred G. GARDNER - 1288288 - age 29;
    ACW1 Edith A. HARVEY - 2065012, and
    AC1 William F.A. JEFFORD - 1422615.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    G/Cpt Edwin L. GOWER - AFC.

    C - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Alan G. GRAHAM - 1126949.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Audax I - K3683 - 3 RS - abandoned Dreghorn, Ayrshire.
    Hurricane I - P2832 - 56 OTU - crashed on overshoot Tealing.
    Hurricane I - V6954 - 59 OTU - collided with Hurricane P3406 2 miles E of Cummertrees, Dumfries (for P3406 already have as a casualty: Sgt J.M. KNIGHT - RAAF 400807).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    according to http://aviation-safety.net there was no casualty for Audax I - K3683.

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Gower died after an operation at the Royal Masonic Hospital (Stamford) (according to his death notice in The Times). According to rafweb he was OC RAF Stanmore from 10 March to May 1942

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    Hi Henk
    Gardner,29, and Jefford,19, are registered at Stroud Gloucestershire which may connect them, although all your a/c incidents are in Scotland and it rules them out for those.
    Edith Harvey,47, registered at Bristol then considered to be in Gloucestershire but now in a different county
    Gower, 50, registered at Hammersmith, S W London. There is a Royal Masonic Hospital in Hammersmith,but the name Stamford is not mentioned as in Amrit's quote from the Times notice.
    Graham didn't come up but he is buried in Carlisle just S of the Scottish border and could be a candidate for the Hurricane collision which took place in Dumfries just N of the border
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    Gower is in Flight, the last e has been scanned as a 'o' however.Aug 13 1942 edition

    DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—Grp. Capt. E. L. Gowor, A.F.C.;
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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    Henk,

    A possibility for Hurricane I V6954 - 59 OTU, is:-

    1126949 Sgt (Pilot) Alan Geddes GRAHAM RAFVR + 13-5-1942

    KOAS - The Times August 25, 1942 - Same Casualty List as Knight.

    Both buried (in adjacent graves) Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 1st August 2009 at 13:58. Reason: minor correction

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    Good 'harvest' for the weekend; thanks to everyone.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CZ_RAF View Post
    Hi Henk,

    according to http://aviation-safety.net there was no casualty for Audax I - K3683.

    Pavel
    Hello Pavel,
    Where did you find this info ? The website I could find (http://aviation-safety.net) starts with the year 194"3".
    Regards,
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    Default 420513 - Unaccounted airman (RAAF) - 13-5-1942

    Looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    AUS824 F/O Harold G. PIKE - RAAF, killed 13-5-1942 and his name commemorated Column 264 of the Alamein Memorial. It is possible that he was 3 RAAF Sqn and his Kittyhawk crashed near Derna in Libya.
    Could find serial AL172 for 3 RAAF Sqn however this aircraft was shot down by Bf 109s near Gazala.
    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Typo...
    Correct name was Harold G. PACE !!

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