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    Default Unaccounted airman - 4-7-1940

    What caused the death of Sgt (Pilot) James W. MALLINSON - 754266 - killed on active service (Flight Global), buried Shipley (Nab Wood) Cem., Yorkshire (UK1485).

    Aircraft losses for this day:
    Blenheim IV - P3680 - 57 Sqn - overshot landing at Dyce.
    Harvard I - P5884 - 10 FTS - crashed on take-off Wollerton
    Hurricane I - L1936 - 601 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Southease, Rodmell
    Lysander II - N1258 - 2 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Harold Wood, Essex.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk
    Warner "Blenheim" records P3680 at Dyce with only injury to P/O L Ryan, no fatalities. There is a Death Registration of a James W Mallinson, age 21 at Whitchurch. There are several Whitchurch's in England but Air Britain says this a/c took off from Ternhill in Shropshire and there is a Whitchurch nearby so P5884 looks a good candidate.
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    Thanks Dick. I didn't check the Air Britain Serials Book however took my info from the Air Britain Aeromilitaria "Crashes in UK" list. (CTO Wollerton). P5884 indeed looks to be the candidate.
    Good weekend,
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    Henk, The Harvard at Wollerton is the one you're after. The aircraft took off from Tern Hill and crashed at Northwood House Farm, near Wollerton. He was the sole occupant.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks Tom for more precise location and info that pilot was only occupant.
    Regards,
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    Default 400704 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04-07-1940

    Hello,

    400704 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04-07-1940

    From Henk's list -

    UK
    ROBINSON, Fred - Sgt - 562272 - RAF - 50 Sqn.
    Pontefract Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
    Cause of death ? Reportedly died of injuries received from a motor cycle accident.

    RUSSELL, Raymond James - Lac - 542172 - RAF.
    Pontypridd ( Glyntaff) Cemetery, Glamorganshire, UK.
    Cause of death ?

    From CWGC -

    DENMARK
    BULL, William Sharman - F/Lt - 75682 - RAFVR.
    Norre Lyngvig Churchyard, Denmark.
    Hampden II - P4352 - 44 Sqn.

    GERMANY
    BAILEY, Percy FALLOWS- Sgt - 552072 - RAF.
    LANCASTER, Eric Bell ( SouthAfrican ) - F/O - 40121 - RAF.
    NICOL, Andrew Isaac John - Sgt - 543932 - RAF.
    GILLING, Jack Humphrey - P/O - 41842 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hampden I - P4361 - 144 Sqn.
    They all rest at Kiel War Cemetery, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

    NETHERLANDS
    MAYDON, George Edwin - Sgt - 538737 - RAF.
    Oostvoorne Protestant Cemetery, Zund-Holland, Netherlands.
    WORTHINGTON-WILMER, Ivor Chudleigh Bethune ( Cornwall ) - F/Lt - 25062 - RAF.
    Zwartewaal General Cemetery, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L8866 - 18 Sqn.


    UK
    MALLINSON, James Wilson - Sgt - 754266 - RAFVR.
    Shipley ( Nab Wood ) Cemetery, Yorkshire, UK.
    Harvard I - P5884 - 10 SFTS.
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...92&p=3010#3010

    MALONEY, Terence Joseph William - Sgt - 629358 - RAF.
    Morden Cemetery, Surrey, UK.
    Blenheim IV - R3769 - 15 Sqn.

    LEWIS, Emrys Ivor - Sgt - 531760 - RAF.
    Llandinorwig Churchyard, Caernarvonshire, UK.
    Spitfire Ia - N3294 - 222 Sqn.

    BISCHOFF, Gerhard - GAF.
    DELFS, Hans-Hinrich - GAF.
    KRACK, Hermann - GAF.
    These three airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire, UK.

    The following thirteen airmen are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey, UK.

    STANLEY, Jesse George - Sgt -581359 - RAF.
    Blenheim IV - L8866 - 18 Sqn.

    APPERSON, Eric Thomas - Sgt - 580923 - RAF.
    BAIRD, Arthur - Sgt - 639105 - RAF.
    TODD, Desmond Arthur ( New Zealand) - P/O - 42162 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - P4352 - 44 Sqn.

    CARTWRIGHT, Henry - Sgt - 741466 - RAFVR - DFM.
    Hurricane I - N2619 - 79 Sqn.

    GOLDSMITH, George Howard - Sgt - 526218 - RAF.
    SUMNER, Gordon Clifton - Sgt - 568173 - RAF.
    HENDERSON, Selby Roger - P/O - 40826 - RAF.
    WILLIAMSON John Lindsay - Lac - 534498 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - N7368 - 206 Sqn.

    LESTER, Stanley John ( New Zealand ) - P/O - 41434 - RAF.
    LEWIS, Kenneth Everitt - Sgt - 746918 - RAFVR.
    MACKINNON, James Elmer (Canadian) - P/O - 41439 - RAF.
    BUSHELL, Keith Stephen - Sgt - 546956 - RAF.
    These four airmen were crew of Hudson I - P5162 - 206 Sqn.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 11th September 2021 at 01:19.

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    Default Re: 400704 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04-07-1940

    Alex

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    ROBINSON, Fred - Sgt - 562272 - the Lincolnshire Echo of July 5th 1940 reported the inquest into his death. It records that he died from injuries he had sustained in a motor cycle accident on June 29th. Medical reports stated that he died of delayed shock.

    RUSSELL, Raymond James - Lac - 542172 - his death was reported in the Pontypridd Observer of July 13th 1940. It records that he as severely injured in France, after an air raid. He and three comrades were wheeling bombs on a waggon when a Luftwaffe plane dropped a bomb near them. The explosion set off one of the bombs on the waggon ['set a bomb on the waggon into action' is the quote in the article] and he pushed his comrades out of the way and attempted to push the bomb away from the waggon when it exploded.
    He wa severely injured and bured, and was brought back to the Royal Victoria Hospital, Netley, where he died of his injuries.

    BISCHOFF, Gerhard - GAF.
    DELFS, Hans-Hinrich - GAF.
    KRACK, Hermann - GAF.

    From: http://humanities.uwe.ac.uk/bhr/Main/ww2/8.htm

    04.07.40: Target BAC Filton: III/KG 54.

    He 111P, Wnr.2480, B3+DM (previously used by 4/KG 54)
    Ltn. Hans-Heinrich Delfs (F) kille d
    Uffz. Gerhard Bischoff (B) killed
    Uffz. Hermann Krack (Bs) killed
    Uffz. Heinz Karwelat (Bf) POW injured
    Intercepted on return flight over Weston-super-Mare and severely damaged by Spitfires of Yellow Section, 92 Sq. (Pembrey) - P/O. H.D.Edwards, P/O. C.H.Saunders and Sgt. R.H.Fokes. Crashed at 15.25 hrs at Longmoor Farm, Gillingham, Dorset. Saunders and Fokes landed alongside the wreck and assisted in rescue work.

    Regards

    Simon
    Researching R.A.F. personnel from the North East of England

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    Default Re: 400704 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04-07-1940

    Alex,

    CARTWRIGHT, Henry - Sgt - 741466 - RAFVR - DFM.
    Hurricane I - P2619 - 79 Sqn.
    >> Another error in TNA: https://discovery.nationalarchives.g...ls/r/C16471859
    (well, actually an error by the person who compiled the file)
    P2619 was lost with 607 Sqn on 15 May 1940.
    This aircraft was N2619, as you have previously noted at: http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/sho...569#post113569
    Our database does not link Cartwright with this loss.

    Regards,
    Andy

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    Default Re: 400704 - Unaccounted Airmen - 04-07-1940

    Thank you Andy, I have edited Cartwright's aircraft erial number.
    Well spotted.
    Alex

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