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    Default F/S. C L. Johnson RAFVR

    Looking for details leading to the loss of the following airman. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Name: JOHNSON, CHARLES LESLIE
    Initials: C L
    Nationality: United Kingdom
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    Age: 23
    Date of Death: 02/05/1944
    Service No: 1532537
    Additional information: Son of Frank and Kate Hall Johnson, of Widnes, Lancashire.
    Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
    Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 219.
    Memorial: RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL

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    Flight August 3rd 1944
    MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED ON ACTIVE SERviCE.-
    Flt Sgt. D. L. Brett; F/O. M. Broadhurst;
    Fit. Sgt. C. L. Johnson; Fit. Lt. N. H. Woodward

    The GRO RAF Oversea's list gives his unit as

    1 AAS Manby

    AAS = Air Armament School

    As is

    F/Sgt Donald L Brett lisited as 1 AASS

    And
    F/Sgt Alfred G Brown is buried in Manby Churchyard. (Air Bomber)


    Also on Runnymede this date:
    Norman Elcoast also Runnymede this date GRO gives him as 17 SFTS
    Huberet J Wilkinson is listed as 'FLS Milfield'
    F/Lt Norman H Woodward is listed as '11 Base'

    Also this date, buried England, no unit listed
    Sgt A Lister (Pilot)
    Sgt Russel G Kirby (Air Bomber)




    I may have to cut short this posting as I'm awaiting a lift which will arrive presently.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

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

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    Hello Peter,

    2-5-1944
    1 AAS
    Blenheim IV V5549

    Collided with (Blenheim) N3613 (below) on bombing exercise at Theddlethorpe Ranges, Lincs.

    1532537 F/Sgt Charles Leslie JOHNSON RAFVR +
    61064 F/Lt Norman Howard WOODWARD RAFVR +
    138096 F/Sgt Donald Lloyd BRETT RAFVR +

    All Commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

    2-5-1944
    1 AAS
    Blenheim IV N3613

    Collided with (Blenheim) V5549 (above) on bombing exercise at Theddlethorpe Ranges, Lincs.

    570069 Sgt (Pilot) Arthur LISTER RAF + (Buried Newmarket [Exning] Cemetery).
    134555 F/O (Air Bomber) Russell George KIRBY RAFVR + (Commemorated Kettering Crematoium. Panel 2).
    1320145 F/Sgt (Air Bomber) Alfred George BROWN RAFVR + (Buried Manby [St. Mary] Churchyard).

    See:

    The Bristol Blenheim:A Complete History.
    Warner,Graham
    Manchester:Crecy,2002
    p.616

    Need to check 2nd edition for updates.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 15th August 2009 at 11:33. Reason: minor correction

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    This is the RNLI record for the event.

    MABLETHORPE, LINCOLNSHIRE.
    At 11.15 in the morning of the 2nd of May, 1944, two R.A.F. aeroplanes collided over the sea some two miles east of Saltfleet. A strong westerly wind was blowing and the sea was rough. Mr. C. Mountain, fisheries officer at Mablethorpe, was at the railway station when he saw an aeroplane coming down. He ran to the fishery motor boat and found its engineer, H. West, preparing it for launching. Three other men helped them to launch the boat, which was not at all easy from the beach. The two men searched, but only found two rubber dinghies and some wreckage. - Rewards, letters, of appreciation to Mr. C. Mountain and Mr. H. West, with 15s. to the men who helped to launch their boat.

    RNLI Records of Service 1939-46

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    Dennis, Col, Ross.


    Very many thanks for your replies, just what was needed.

    Regards
    Peter

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