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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 5-8-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl Jack W. BOLTON - 614380, and
    AC1 John E. WALDEN - 1440634.

    B - Killed on active service:
    AC1 (WOp) John DAVIES - 1077869, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Henry A. THEWLES - 1450879.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    Sgt (Nav) Denis H.C. GREY - 1053918 (from Irish Republic) - age 22, buried Wick Cemetery.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master I - T8675 - RAFC - crashed on take-off Cranwell.
    Oxford I - V4215 - 15 (P)AFU - dived into ground at night 2 miles W of Tholthorpe (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt C.J. STUART - RAAF 405779).
    Oxford I - R6155 - 15 (P)AFU - flew into high ground Upsall, near Thirsk, Yorkshire.
    Tiger Moth II - N9514 - 15 (P)EFTS - flew into ground 1 mile N of Waterbeck, Dumfries.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Sgt. D. H. C. Grey is listed KOAS in Fligth dated Nov 26th 1942.

    its been scanned as:
    Sgt. U. H. C.
    Grev;

    And there is a Dennis Herbert .. Grey registered in Wick district of Caithness, Soctland sometime in 1942. The three christian names don't fit into the scotlands people search window,
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    Hi Henk
    Walden,20, registered at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
    Davies,20, and Thewles,19, are registered at Bulmer, N Yorkshire the same place as C J Stuart,21, which might connect them to Oxford V4215
    Bolton, Didn't come up
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    Australian national archives:
    STUART Clement John - (Sergeant); Service Number - 405779; File type - Casualty - Repatriation; Aircraft - Oxford Mk 1 V4215; Place - Yorkshire, England; Date - 4 August 1942

    The A705 file reference does not have a notes section which might have listed the other crew members if any.
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    The is a Jack W Bolton age 21 listed in the Q4 register for Lancaster district.
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    Hi Henk

    I have Grey as a possible in Whitley VII, Z9518 having died from injuries sustained when this aircraft crashed on an overshoot at Wick two days previously.

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    No.15 EFTS recorded the following for their Tiger Moth.

    August 5th 1942, “Sgt Mahon and LAC Tunshant involved in air crash. Neither seriously burnt. Sgt Mahon concussed. Plane burnt out. MO Flown to scene of crash.”
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    This keeps me busy for a while. Thanks all for your excellent support.
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    Henk, Oxford R6155 is an incident Im also keen to find information on. Hendon dont have the Am1180, and theres no mention of it in the ORB for this date. I would suggest that perhaps the date is recorded incorrectly. The location Ive got is on reasonably flat ground, which was moorland but is now wooded. There is a chance that the crew escaped serious injury.

    The same ORB has V4215, Instr - Sgt H A Thewles RAAF, pupil pilot - Sgt C J Stuart RAAF, Wop - AC1 J Davies. all killed. At last some good info for you !!!

    regards Rich

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    Henk/Rich,

    What is unusual about 405779 Sgt Clement John STUART RAAF, is the fact that his non-standard headstone (in Newton-upon-Ouse [All Saints] Churchyard), was erected by the parents of, 1450879 Sgt (Pilot) Henry Anderton THEWLES RAFVR.

    It can be viewed on the AWM Collection Database. http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/SUK11283B

    Col.

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