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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.
    Henk.

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    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,
    Henk

    Sgt. Dennis Herbert Conyngham Grey 1053918 : aged 22 : in the statutory death record, reported to have been found at Sinclair Bay, Caithness of 9 August 1942. As Dennis indicated, registered at Wick, Caithness. Sinclair's Bay is due North of Wick Airport which is built on the site of RAF Wick.

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    Howya Douglas,

    can you clarify this entry again, does the death record state 'found at Sinclair Bay'? and is it the 9th that the body was found. Just asking for henk, we have given him conflicting information in the past.

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    Morning Dennis

    I have had another look at the record and the following is recorded :

    Dennis Herbert Conyngham Grey : F??/Sgt. Royal Air Force
    Found dead 9 September 1942 in Sinclair Bay Caithness : Usual residence Wellington Road, Dublin.
    There is no mention of his parents names.
    Registered on information of A. Clarkson for Wing Commander RAF Wick.
    Registered 10 September 1942, Wick.

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    Dennis, Douglas,
    Deleted GREY's name from crash sheet Z9518 and transferred back to the long list of airmen unaccounted for (KOAS 5-8-1942 - found 9-9-1942 - registered 10-9-1942).
    Regards,
    Henk.

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