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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 24-6-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC John R. GREEN - 1501014, and
    AC1 Harry ROWLEY - 1401448 - age 34.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 Frederick H. ENDEAN - 1015698 - age 31.

    Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter II.F - R2472 - 54 OTU - crashed on take-off Winfield.
    Dragon - HM569 - 3 SGR - undershot landing Squires Gate.
    Hotspur Glider - BT771 - AFEE - crashed on landing Tatton Mere, Cheshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Green, 19, registered at Durham N W
    Rowley,34, registered at Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    Endean,31, registered at Truro, Cornwall
    Regards
    Dick

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    Annotations made; thanks for your help Dick.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    F H Endean is DOAS in Aug 20th magazine, scanned as tl8-lW- H Korean;
    I cannot see the other two mens names in Flight, checking it manually at present.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    LAC John R. GREEN - 1501014 - died due to Pneumonia at the Emergency Hospital, Shotley Bridge.

    regards

    Simon

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    Hello,

    Proposed Aircraft Losses 24-6-1942:

    Hotspur Glider - BT771 - AFEE - crashed on landing Tatton Mere, Cheshire.

    Colin Cummings in "Though Without Anger" (pp.76-7), has this incident occurring on 20 June, 1942, not 24-6-1942.

    20-Jun-1942 BT771 Hotspur II AFEE Tatton Mere Cheshire.

    This sortie was a deliberate ditching in Tatton Mere, as part of experiments to see the survivability aspects of landing the glider in water when fully loaded. The front of the glider disintegrated and Flight Lieutenant Kronfeld*, the test pilot was injured. The report records criptically [sic], that water landings were impractical unless extensive modifications were made to the glider.

    * 78782 F/L Robert Kronfeld (later AFC, KCVSA), the renowned glider pilot.

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 20th September 2016 at 07:52.

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