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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 30-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 John G. COPELAND - 1782028;
    LAC Vincent CROSBIE - 1067147, and
    Sgt Horace P. PRICE - 621469 (in Flight listed as Cpl).

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Leslie F. WILLIAMS - 1281889.

    C - Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of following airmen commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:
    F/Sgt Tom COOK - 944083 - Panel 73, and
    W/O Brian DOYLE - 580430 - Panel 72.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Lysander I - R2575 - 4 AGS - crashed on landing Morpeth.
    Spitfire IIA - P7563 - 53 OTU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile S of Llantwit Major, Glamorganshire.
    Havoc I - AH452 - 1451 Flt - crashed on approach Gilston, 1 mile E of Hunsdon (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/Sgt [Pilot] C.M. CHUTE - RCAF R/85421).
    Mustang I - AG350 - 41 OTU - crashlanded Oatslands Hill.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    W/O Doyle was with No. 16 OTU according to Chorley:

    RoH/104 add 580430 W/O DOYLE Brian 30-05-42 16 OTU [Mark Haycock 12/09/08]
    http://www.rafinfo.org.uk/BCWW2Losses/BC-RoH.htm

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
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    Following Pavel, Cook was also 16 OTU

    Volume 9 RAF Bomber Command Losses of the Second World War
    Roll of Honour 1939-47 - amendments and additions
    RoH/101 add 944083 F/S COOK Tom 30-05-42 16 OTU [Mark Haycock 12/09/08]
    RoH/104 add 580430 W/O DOYLE Brian 30-05-42 16 OTU [Mark Haycock 12/09/08]

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    From my local newspaper archives W/O Brian DOYLE was killed on the 1,000 bomber raid on Cologne

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    Hi Henk

    Copeland - Weston, Somerset
    Crosbie - Buckrose, East Yorkshire
    Price - Biggleswadw, Bedfordshire.

    Williams - there is a 29 year old Leslie E in Lambeth, London

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    Henk,

    Cologne 'The First 1000 Bomber Raid' Charles Messenger page 48 mentions 16 OTU Pilot whose Wellington got into a spin. He ordered the crew to bale out, but after three of them had done so, managed to right the aircraft and land at Stradishall. The three who baled out were never seen again.

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    Thanks Phill & Ross for info on Spitfire P7563 and Botha W5088. Excuse belated answer.
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    Default Unaccoured airmen 30/5/42

    Spitfire P7563 OF 53 OTU , was a non fatal one Pilot being SGT AM SPALDING 1313525 who was Injured

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