Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: 420605 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-6-1942

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Unaccounted airmen - 5-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Robert J. ANDREW - 1365935;
    Sgt (Pilot) Leslie W. COOTE - 656337, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Alan E. WILLIS - 1312770.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Frank H. DANN - 1615078 - age 39;
    P/O (Pilot) Edwin J. ESTCOURT-WATKINS - 119398, and
    LAC William S. JONES - 1384572.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Anson I - N5295 - 10 (O)AFU - crashed in forced landing Carsphairn, Kirkcudbrightshire.
    Blenheim IV - R2797 - 42 OTU - crashed on approach at night Ashdown Copse, Tidworth, Wiltshire.
    Hurricane I - W9230 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing Burnfoot Farm, 2 miles W of Annan, Dumfries.
    Hurricane I - V7014 - 56 OTU - dived into ground Cupar, Fifeshire.
    Oxford II - P6804 - 15 (P)AFU - flew into ground Pepperdale Farm, Howsham, Lincolnshire.
    Spitfire I - X4779 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing off Hoylake, Cheshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Stockport, UK
    Posts
    1,197
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    From the 42 OTU ORB:

    June 5th 1942, “Accident to Blenheim IV R2797 at Tidworth, pilot Sgt Willis A.E. killed.”

    The 55 OTU Hurricane was none fatal, the station SMO attended and found the pilot had a cut eyebrow.

    V7014 of No.56 OTU was recored in the ORB:

    June 5th 1942, “Flying accident to Hurricane V7014, pilot P/O E.J. Estcourt-Watkins, No.1389935 killed. Pilot was seen to lose height and collide with trees when flying in Low Flying area.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Berkshire
    Posts
    2,210
    Thanks
    1
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Hi Henk
    Andrew.21,registered at Scunthorpe. Lincolnshire
    Coote, 23, registered at Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire, Howsham is not on the Scunthorpe list but it might be too small and they could both be connected to Oxford P6804
    Willis.19,registered at Andover,Hampshire, despite the different County it is right for Tidworth and Warner records him as solo pilot killed on R2797
    Dann, 39, registered at Staines, Middlesex
    Jones,32, registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    Regards
    Dick

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Thanks Al & Dick. JONES may have been another 'customer' of the RAF Halton Hospital.
    Regards,
    Henk.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Dublin
    Posts
    4,505
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked 30 Times in 29 Posts

    Default

    There is a LAC W S Jones DOAS in the oct 29th 1942 Flight magazine.

    Escourt Watkins is KOAS of course. Scanned as P/O. E. J . Esoourt-Watkins;

    No sign of Dann.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Bewdley, UK
    Posts
    2,703
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post

    Default

    Hi Henk

    No.15 (P)AFU ORB confirms

    Coote (Instructor) and Andrew (Pupil) as killed onboard P6804.

    Regards
    Ross
    The Intellectual Property contained in this message has been assigned specifically to this web site.
    Copyright Ross McNeill 2015/2018 - All rights reserved.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    719
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default Unaccounted airmen 5/6/1942

    Henk , with regard to SPITFIRE X4779 57 OTU ,ON 5/6/42,

    THE INCIDENT IS NOT RECORDED IN THE UNIT ORB , BUT I CAN OFFER THE FOLLOWING
    A/C ARRIVED 53 OTU 13/3/41,, SUFFERED CAT E ACCIDENT 25/3/41, WHICH WAS RECAT TO B TO GENERAL AIRCRAFT LTD , THEN TO 57 OTU ,27/7/41,ON THE 5/6/42 ,THE AIRCRAFT BELLY/LANDED AFTER ENGINE CUT ON SANDS OFF HOYLAKE SGT AJ EDWARDS SAFE .TO GENERAL AIRCRAFT LTD ,CAT C , TO INS /AIRFRAME 3144M

    BW PHILL JONES

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Zelhem, Netherlands.
    Posts
    6,313
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Default

    Phill,
    I missed your response; thanks for the reminder on RAF Commands Forum.
    Regards,
    Henk.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •