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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 16-8-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Robert I. (Flight R.I.D.) FORSYTH - 1371581, and
    Sgt (Ba) William A. GLOVER - 535569.

    B - Died on active service:
    W/O George GOLDSBOROUGH - 512402.

    C - Not found in Flight archives (may have been listed on an unreadable scanned page):
    AC1 Harold LEE - 1048373 - age 37.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hector I - K8145 - 4 GTS - crashed on landing Kidlington.
    Master I - T8763 - 9 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Cowford Farm, Perth.
    Spitfire IIA - P7549 - 57 OTU - collided with Spitfire P7598, both aircraft crashed Green Farm, High Kinnerton, Flintshire.
    Spitfire IIA - P7598 - 57 OTU - see P7549; it's known that on one of these Spitfires F/Sgt John L.D. BROPHY - RCAF R/88425, was killed.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    You have Brophy for the Spitfire collision, he was 22 and registered at Hawarden, Flintshire.Also registered there is Forsyth,20, which could put him on the other Spitfire
    Glover,25, registered at Louth, Lincolnshire
    Goldsborough,31, registered at York
    Lee,37, registered on the Isle of Wight,aCounty Authority in it's own right from 1935
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick. I know that BROPHY was killed on either P7549 or P7598, but who may match him with the correct serial ?
    Regards,
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    Henk

    Wings Across the Border records Brophy on P7598 and Forsyth on P7549.

    regards

    Dave W
    Last edited by davew; 28th September 2009 at 16:10. Reason: typo

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    Thanks DaveW; excellent info !
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk, looked up Goldsborough in the Malton Mercury paper, which states he died in York Military Hospital. Which was in Fulford, York.

    No mention of why this was sadly, only mentioned in brief in the notices section.

    regards Rich

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    Thanks Rich for additional info on GOLDSBOROUGH; amended my file. He DIED on active service what means not involved in a flying accident.
    Regards,
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    Default AC1 Harold LEE - number: 1048373 - age 37.

    Hi there
    i am trying to find out any info about Aircraftman 1st Class Harold RAF Volunteer reserve - died 16/8/42
    full name: Harold Charles Lee - born 1904 - Cowes/Isle of wight.

    We don't know much about him - he is my grandfather who i never knew and neither did my mum as she was 1 when he died. Interested to know how he died, where etc.
    thanks
    Steve








    Quote Originally Posted by Dick View Post
    Hi Henk
    You have Brophy for the Spitfire collision, he was 22 and registered at Hawarden, Flintshire.Also registered there is Forsyth,20, which could put him on the other Spitfire
    Glover,25, registered at Louth, Lincolnshire
    Goldsborough,31, registered at York
    Lee,37, registered on the Isle of Wight,aCounty Authority in it's own right from 1935
    Regards
    Dick

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    Hello Steve

    We were unable to determine anything more than the details above, i.e. his location of death registration.

    For a start, is this man listed on the CWGC website yoru grandfather
    http://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2351061/LEE,%20HAROLD

    i.e. - Was Agnes Maud Lee your gand mother?

    You would be best to obtain his death certificate from the gro.gov.uk website using the following details from the death register index:

    Harold LEE
    Age 37
    Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1942
    Age at Death: 37
    Registration district: Isle of Wight
    Inferred County: Hampshire
    Volume: 2b
    Page: 864

    Note that he died in the IofW which was per the CWGC the place of residence of his parents at least. The death certificate will give the medical reasons for death and I'd suspect that you will find it may have been a death from natural cause rather than by enemy action, but I'm only guessing. We coudl not find his name on offcial casualty lists.

    the other thing you need to get is his service record and if your mum is alive then she needs to be the name requesting it, see details on how to at the UK veterans agency website:

    http://www.veterans-uk.info/service_records/service_records.html

    And there is no need to use the quote function if your replying, we will know what yoru replying to:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?9289-Use-of-Quote-Function


    And if you get a reply from the GRO and RAF please let us know here on the forum what the cuase of death etc was.

    Happy New Year

    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Default Goldsborough died York 16-8-42

    Warrant Officer 512402 George Goldsborough (my Great Uncle) died at York hospital following a road traffic accident. He was serving with 72 Signals Wing, whatever that means, and had previously been based at Danby Beacon (early Radar?) with 78 Signals Wing.

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