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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 9-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Joseph M. BLUM - 991354, and
    P/O (Obs) Reginald M. HARRIS - 117159.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) William F. DALZIEL - 1310496, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Reginald A. ROOTS - 1330244.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hudson II - T9374 - 1 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off Silloth.
    Hudson III - V9020 - 6 (C)OTU - crashed on landing Thornaby.
    Hurricane I - Z4546 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing Dornock Mains Farm, near Annan, Dumfries.
    Oxford I - L9646 - 6 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Holt Castle, Worcestershire.
    Tiger Moth II - T5508 - 1424 Flt - flew into ground Chilmark, Wiltshire.
    Hudson III - FH337 - 1 OADU - crashed on landing Kemble.
    Master II - AZ332 - crashed on overshoot AQston Down.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    William E Dalziel (note middle initial) registered at Sleaford Lincolnshire
    Reginald A Roots registered at Martley, Worcester.
    J M Blum, Bedford, Bedfordshire.
    R M Harris, Ulverston, Cumbria.
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    Thanks Alan. ROOTS possibly on Oxford L9646 and HARRIS on Hudson T9374 ?
    Regards,
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    Sorry for my wrong conclusion on HARRIS as he 'died' on active service.

    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    For Harris, at the time he died, Ulverston was considered to be in the N part of Lancashire to the N of the Furness estuary and included responsibility for places in Westmorland such as Coniston and Hawkshead. It is a bit far south to include Silloth, which was then in Cumberland, the whole area has now become the modern County of Cumbria.
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    Harris was attached to No.2 (O)AFU at the time of his death in a climbing accident.

    He was missing un the Lake District until the 13th when his body was found at the foot of a 70ft cliff.

    June 9th 1942, SSQ, “117159 P/O R.M. Harris (age 29 yrs) missing. Went to Coniston to do some mountain climbing. He unfortunately informed no one of his exact intention.”

    June 10th 1942, SSQ, “Search party failed to find any trace of P/O Harris.”

    June 11th 1942, SSQ, “Search parties again went out again, but failed.”

    June 12th 1942, SSQ, “Search parties again failed.”

    June 13th 1942, SSQ, “One of two search parties found the body of P/O Harris on the South face of Wetherlan (2502 ft). He had fallen 70 ft on to rocks and had sustained severe multiple injuries which must have caused instantaneous death. The inquest was held at Coniston and the body subsequently transported to Leamington.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Regarding P/O Reg Harris.

    The correct spelling of mountain is actually WetherlaM.

    regards Rich

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    Henk, regarding Hudson P9020, I have the pilot as being one P/O Hall and him being "safe". regards Rich

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    Thanks Dick & Rich.
    Rich: Finger trouble on a/c serial: P9020 should read V9020.
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    sorry, thats with trying to get through all your newish posts in one work-break ! rich

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