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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 6-7-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Robert BERRINGTON - 742993;
    LACW Margaret CALLAGHAN - 892229;
    F/Sgt Ernest M. FLETCHER - 352613;
    LAC Joseph W. OATS - 1156361, and
    Cpl John A. SIGSTON - 521106 - 211 Sqn (sqn.numbering doubtful as 211 Sqn was disbanded after the Japanese invasion of the Netherlands East Indies).

    B - Killed on active service:
    AC2 (WOp) Ronald A. COUPLAND - 1434983;
    Sgt (Pilot) Arthur C. FISK - 1377616;
    Sgt (Obs) Alan JORDAN - 1114232;
    W/O (Pilot) Kenneth R.W. SIMS - 521127, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Jack WHITEHEAD - 1234338.

    C - In Flight archives however scanned page unreadable:
    LAC Vivian P. PEARSON - 1325455.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Blenheim IV - R3834 - 42 OTU - crashed on take-off Thruxton.
    Master III - W8589 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing The Meadows, Lower Kinnerton, Cheshire.
    Whitley III - K9013 - PTS (Parachute Training School) - dived into ground Monclare, near Wilmslow, Cheshire.
    Havoc I - AX914 - 51 OTU - crashed on approach Cranfield village, Bedfordshire.
    Hudson III - FH449 - AF Lyneham - crashed on take off Lyneham.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Berrington.26, registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    Margaret Callaghan,22, registered at Deptford E London
    Fletcher,39,(no M on the register) registered at Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
    Sigston,29, registered at Wirral, Cheshire. He could be a candidate for W8589 but there is no obvious location in the Wirral list and I believe that an incident at Lower Kinnerton would be reported at Chester
    Coupland,20, Fisk,31, and Sims,27, all registered at Bucklow, Cheshire could make them candidates for the Whitley K9013
    Jordan,19, and Whitehead,20, both registered at Ampthill, Bedfordshire which would be right for AX914 near Cranfield
    Oats didn't come up.
    Warner's Blenheim records no injuries to P/O R Marston and crew on R3834 which suffered an u/c collapse on landing
    Regards
    Dick
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    Henk, I'm not certain that V. P. Pearson is in Flight magazine, the man I think you are referring to finding above is this officer, I can't get a match for V. P. or /c. v. or just pearson etc. I don't see him the first half of 1943 either.

    P /O P.Pearson <--- this is the text as scanned and copied.
    while it's one of the badly scanned pages there is no visible V or L.A/C. before the name.

    There does not appear to be a Joseph Oats or Oates in Scotland for 1942, perhaps Northern Ireland.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Sims, Fisk & Coupland were the three crew on K9013

    July 6th 1942, “Whitley a/c crashed on test flight. Crew of three killed instantly.
    W/O K.R.N. Sims
    Sgt A.C. Fisk
    AC2 R. Coupland
    This is the first a/c accident resulting in loss of life to occur at PTS.”

    The AIB report records Sims as 1st Pilot and Fisk as 2nd Pilot.
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Thanks Al, Dennis & Dick for again answering my questions. Again some names deleted from the long list.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    LAC Vivian Paul PEARSON - CWGC show as aged 22, there is a Paul V PEARSON aged 22 regd in Wharfedale, Yorkshire (West Riding) in Q3 1942.
    Despite the birth also being regd as Vivian P PEARSON this is probably your man. There is some confusion on a memorial in the Isle Of Wight.

    Regards
    Martyn

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    Hi Henk

    F1180 confirms
    Jordan,19, and Whitehead,20, both registered at Ampthill, Bedfordshire which would be right for AX914 near Cranfield

    As AX914. Whitehead pilot 2 killed 1 injured.

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    Default Unaccounted airwomen and airmen 6/7/42

    Master W 8589 57 OTU , crew were , Ball DGE F/O J/3753 Ins , Griffin KW ,Sgt 1212908 pupil , Engine failure at 400 ft both unhurt
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    Hello

    LACW Margaret CALLAGHAN - 892229 - the Daily Record of July 9th 1942 reported the following:

    GIRL'S BODY ON LINE
    Remarkimg that there was nothing to show why the girl should have gone on the line, Major W. H. Whitehouse, the Coroner, at a Lewisham inquest yesterday, recorded an open verdict on Aircraftwoman Margaret Callaghan, age 22, of the W.A.A.F., attached to a balloon depot in the London area, whose body was found on the railway at New Cross Station.
    The girl's home was at Moir Street, Glasgow.
    Evidence was given that the girl was on 24 hours' leave, which she started on Sunday night. She died from electrocution and later was run over by a train.


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    Simon

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