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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 31-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    F/Sgt Alfred H. RICHARDS - 943139 - age 52, and
    AC1 Philip A.G. WARBURTON - 1402462 - age 36.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Donald BROADHURST - 1311690;
    AC1 Norman GILL - 1477047, and
    F/Sgt Enock TAYLOR - 411320.

    C - Also looking for the cause of death of F/Sgt (Obs) David M. BAIRD - RCAF R/76035 - 16 OTU, commemorated on Panel 102 of the Runnymede Memorial. (Date may have been 30-5-1942; refer to "Unaccounted airmen - 30-5-1942 - msgs 10 & 11).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk,

    Baird is listed in TSGNO as abandoning aircraft when ordered but pliot regained control and aircraft landed safely.

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    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Donald BROADHURST - 1311690; - listed as Died of wounds or injuries received in action

    AC1 Norman GILL - 1477047 - listed as DOAS

    F/Sgt Enock TAYLOR - 411320. Not found in The Times

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    A - Died on active service:
    Alfred H. RICHARDS - age 52, Witney district, Oxfordshire
    Philip A.G. WARBURTON - age 36. Weston super mare District, sussex
    Norman GILL - not in EngWales, there is a 24 yr old Norman Gill in Scotland. Not searched for district.

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    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Donald BROADHURST - 1311690;
    There are 27 and 29 year olds on the index., the 29 yr old is in Newmarket District, West Suffolk, the 27 yr old is in Cambridge District, Cambridgeshire.

    Unknown
    Enock TAYLOR - age 44, Bromley district, Kent
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    Hi Henk
    Richards,52, registered at Witney, Oxfordshire
    Warburton,35, registered at Weston which I think is Weston-super-Mare, Somerset
    Taylor,44,registered at Bromley, Kent (his first name spelt Enoch on the register)
    I found 2 Donald Broadhursts One aged 27, registered in Cambridge, the other aged 29, registered at Newmarket, Suffolk. CWGC gives his age as 30 and the 2 registrations are not very far apart. We have come across the possibility in a previous thread of someone being registered twice( at crash site and ? hospital) and Amrit has indicated that he is recorded as Died of Wounds or injuries
    Gill, didn't come up
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    Thanks friends for all your info.
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    NORMAN GILL AGE 24 is listed in Scotland on the 'Service Returns' register of the Minor records section. There is nothing else that I might match to a locaton.
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    Hi All

    I've just got back from a week in Nortumberland and trying to catch up

    There is also a Norman Gill (35) registered in Gainsborough in the 3rd Quarter of 1942, which would fit with a death on 31 May.

    Malcolm

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    it turns out my Scottish man is actually Norman Ingram Gill of 101 Squadron, I wasn't checking for presence of second name and N. I. Gill is on Runnymede hence the 'Service returns'.
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    Thanks Dennis. So Malcolm's Norman GILL (age 35) and registered Gainsborough 3rd Qrt 1942 would possibly fit.
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    Henk.

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