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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 24-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Sgt George H. BRANDON - 526381 - age 40;
    AC2 John HARTLEY - 1484663, and
    AC1 Neil SHEDDEN - 1067663.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (WOp/Ag) Harold G. HENRY - 1262652;
    LAC (WOp/Ag u/t) Eric C.P. MOORE - 1381635, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth RAMSDALE - 1071466.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC (WOp/Ag) George A. LAYTON - 1376316 - age 24, and
    AC2 George H. SMITH - 1337331.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Blenheim I - L1218 - 1 AGS - dived into ground 3 miles E of Pembrey.
    Oxford I - T1264 - 6 (P)AFU - crashed on overshoot Chipping Norton (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt B. WILLIAMS - 656537).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    HENRY, HAROLD GEORGE LAC 1262652
    LAYTON, GEORGE ALFRED LAC 1376316
    MOORE, ERIC CHARLES PATRICK LAC 1381635
    RAMSDALE, KENNETH Sgt 1071466

    All the above are registered at Llanelly, possible for L1218

    Smith - Surrey Mid E
    Brandon - Doncaster, West yorkshire
    Hartley - Border
    Shedden - not in England/Wales

    Malcolm

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    Warner quotes Sgt K RAMSDALE and three crewmen killed in L1218

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    Hi Henk
    Warner, 2nd Edition has Ramsdale, Moore, Layton and Henry as killed on L1218
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks all for your help. Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Neil Shedden is registered in East Kilbride, Lanark Scotland. Age 21

    manually searched a few pages of Flight but cannot find G H Smith
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Henk

    I have carried out an extended date search for John Hartley 1484663 and no sign of a record of him via Scotland's People.

    Douglas

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    Hello

    AC2 John HARTLEY - 1484663 - the Scotsman of June 13th 1942 reported the following:

    TWO DROWNED WHEN BOAT SINKS
    Two young men who were drowned on Whitsunday at a bathing resort at Brampton, Cumberland, [Talkin Tarn] were stated at the inquest yesterday to have been in a boat which developed a leak and sank. They were with a party of seven who went out in two boats.
    When their boat began to sink, the four occupants jumped out, and Aircraftman John Cecil Hartley (20), Sherwood House, Staindrop, near Durham, and James William Jepson, forester, of Old Lodge, Raby Park, Staindrop, were drowned.
    The Coroner, returning a verdict of accidental death, said "I do not find that the boat was unseaworthy."


    AC1 Neil SHEDDEN - 1067663 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 3.12 a.m. at Hairmyres Hospital, due to pulmonary TB.

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    Simon

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