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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 18-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    F/O (Pilot) Colin R. JARRED - 67102 (1165646).

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    W/O Thomas CHURCH - 336376 - age 44, and
    LAC Charles W. TIPLER - 1358613 - age 35.

    C - Died on active service:
    AC2 Norman W. PEARSON - 1414796, and
    P/O Adam H.B.C. SALAMAN - 116751.

    D - Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
    Sgt Howard R. FIDGIN - 1382134 - commemorated on Panel 83 of the Runnymede Memorial.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hudson III - V8975 - 6 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off Thornaby.
    Hotspur Glider - BT789 - 102 GOTU - flew into ground Ĺ mile E of Kidlington.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hotspur BT789
    102 GOTU

    0.5 mile east of Kidlington

    The aircraft was making a dive approach and the pilot failed to pull out in time. The glider struck the ground and although the second pilot was injured, the handling pilot was killed.

    Corporal John Harold Keenan The Glider Pilot Regiment

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    RE: Jarred

    Spitfire BR643

    http://www.rafcommands.com/dcforum/DCForumID6/6449.html

    RE: the Hudson, seems to have had no causalties

    http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/north/v8975.html

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    GRO RAF list gives Fidgin as 5 OTU.

    Same date on Runnymede

    W J Bratt - 13 OTU Panel 78
    J E Cook - 13 OTU Panel 80
    W B Smith - 13 OTU Panel 94

    Perhaps related?
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    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hi Henk
    Jarred,27, registered at Midhurst, Sussex
    Church,44, registered at Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
    Tipler,35, registered at Leicester, Leicestershire
    Pearson,20, registered at Lichfield, Staffordshire
    Salaman,26, registered at Andover, Hampshire
    Edit re Jarred. The Spitfire indicated by Amrit crashed near Midhurst, (from A B serials), and was a Supermarine Company a/c which crashed on a test flight
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    Thanks friends for all your excellent help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    GRO RAF list gives Fidgin as 5 OTU.

    Same date on Runnymede

    W J Bratt - 13 OTU Panel 78
    J E Cook - 13 OTU Panel 80
    W B Smith - 13 OTU Panel 94

    Perhaps related?
    Dennis,
    Don't think so. Bratt, Cook and Smith were lost on a ferry to Gibraltar with Blenheim V BA445 (BCLME - Gunby/Temple - vol.1, page 152).
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    Hello

    F/O (Pilot) Colin R. JARRED - 67102 (1165646) - see:

    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102267409

    Colin Jarred was killed whilst a Production Test Pilot, attached to Vickers Supermarine, Henley. When flying Spitfire IV BR643 on a production test flight the engine failed. Attempting a forced landing he collided with trees and crashed at Gates House Farm, Lurgashall, near Midhurst, Sussex, and caught fire. He had previously flown with 41 Squadron from 29 August 1941 to late 1941.

    AC2 Norman W. PEARSON - 1414796 - the Birmingham Mail of June 20th 1942 reported the following:

    AIRMEN ON TANDEM
    Birmingham Man Killed, Another Injured
    As they were cycling on a tandem to their homes in Birmingham last evening, two airmen were hit by a car as they came out of a side road on to the main Tamworth road at Lichfield. Leading Aircraftman Norman William Pearson, of 29, Marlow Road, Erdington, fractured his skull and died. His companion, Leading Aircraftman Edgar Edward Griffiths, of 128 Addison Road, Birmingham, is detained in hospital with a fractured leg and sever laceration of the right side of the face.


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    Default Re: Unaccounted airmen - 18-6-1942

    With regard to my Great Grandfather, Charles Walter Tipler. Iím currently researching my family tree and have hit a bitof dead end in relation to his service record.


    According to family folklore, he was based somewhere inthe Far East but returned home to Leicester after contracting malaria andunfortunately died on 18th June 1942 aged 35. Iíve traced his infoon forces war records, ancestry.co.uk etc and can see that he joined theR.A.F.V.R around June 1940 and was then promoted (I think) to leadingaircraftman.

    Iíd really like to get to know more about the two years heserved, where and in which squadrons, so any help or advice on this would alsobe greatly appreciated.

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