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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 3-8-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Montague A. BAXENDALE - 1033341, and
    ACW2 Barbara M. DEE - 2071844.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC (Ba u/t) Kenneth J. GARMSTON - 1586588.

    C - Proposed aircraft loss:
    Oxford I - DF310 - 1 FIS - hit balloon barrage near Coventry (already as casualties on this a/c: W/O [Pilot] K.D. DAVIES - 745046 and Sgt [Pilot] W.W. BERRIDGE - 1203380).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Fligth magazine dated Dec 24th 1942:
    PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, BELIEVED KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE, NOW REPORTED
    KILLED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.—LA/C, K. J. Garmston.
    The s in his surname is very smudged so he is scanned as 'Garmeton.'

    I cannot find the original listing however and Times Archives has only one hit in December also?
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Henk
    Baxendale,30, registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire
    Barbara M Dee,20, registered at Oxford
    Garmston, didn't come up
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    Berridge and Davies are KOAS in the oct 1st Flight magazine and none of the other three names your seek are in the same list.
    For reference, W W Berridge is registered in Coventry district.

    Kenneth Garmston turns up on Scottish register sometime in 1942 in the Whithorn district of Wigtownshire.
    Dennis Burke
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    Garmston was killed in a collision between two aircraft from No.1 AOS.

    August 3rd 1942, “Anson aircraft No.5082 collided with Lysander ½ miles from Isle of Whithorn and crashed into the sea. The pilot, R100416 Sgt Irwin G.T. and four cadets, 1586588 LAC Garmston K.J. ACH u/t A/Bomber, 1585736 LAC Glover P.S. ACH u/t A/Bomber, 1803145 LAC Turner, S.D. ACH u/t A/Bomber, 1562910 LAC Cameron G.K. ACH u/t A/Bomber were all killed. The Lysander returned safely with very slight damage.”
    Alan Clark

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

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    Thanks Al, Dennis & Dick.
    Al: Where stands ACH for ? Aircrafthand (?), but as far as I know was this Ach.
    The Anson "N"5082 was in my files but without GARMSTON. "Escaping" Lysander was T1446.
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    Hi Henk

    On RAF Service records I have researched trainee aircrew are usually referred to as

    ACH u/t pilot, ACH u/t nav, etc until they qualify.

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm for clarification. Time for supper, tomorrow is another day.
    Regards and good evening,
    Henk.

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    ACW2 Barbara M. DEE - died in a military hospital.
    (Cheltenham Chronicle, 15 August 1942)

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    Hello

    ACW2 Barbara M. DEE - 2071844 - the Gloucestershire Echo of August 7th 1942 reported the following:

    W.A.A.F.'s Funeral at Tewkesbury Abbey
    Officers and W.A.A.F.s of her squadron, as well as a numerous congregation of relative and friends, attended the funeral at Tewkesbury Abbey on Thursday of Aircraftwoman Barbara Mary Dee, of Tewkesbury, who died at a military hospital.

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    Simon

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