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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.
    Henk.

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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,
    Henk.

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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,
    Henk.

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