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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 17-8-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Walter DE MARTINO - 1382780;
    P/O (Pilot) Edward GOODHEAD - 118481;
    P/O (Pilot) William A.H. MILLAR - 122087 (initials in Flight: W.H.), and
    F/Sgt (Pilot) George W. WORKMAN - 923432.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC1 Norman A. KEEN - 1545270, and
    P/O Alfred C. WILLIAMS - 120626.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    Cpl William A. BANKS - 47521 - age 56;
    AC1 Lawrence E. CASSIDY - 1142156;
    W/O Henry JONES - 370838 (his wife Doris Lilian was killed in the same incident), and
    AC1 William G. SMITH - 1550253.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter I - X7572 - 1 ADF - crashed on landing Croydon.
    Blenheim IV - V5626 - 614 Sqn - crashlanded Friston.
    Hurricane I - W9220 - 56 OTU - dived into ground Balmydown Farm, Bridgefoot, Angusshire.
    Oxford I - V3235 - RAFC - crashed on approach Grantham (already as a casualty on this a/c: 2/Lt R. NALBANTOGLU [Turkish Airforce not listed CWGC]).
    Oxford I - N6321 - 6 (P)AFU - flew into ground 3 miles N of Northleach.
    Tiger Moth II - T6053 - 18 EFTS - crashed on landing Smiths Lawn RLG (location unknown).
    Hotspur II Glider - BT793 - 1 GTS - crashed in forced landing Charlbury, Oxfordshire.
    Master II - DL881 - 17 (P)AFU - spun into ground Watton.
    Oxford I - DF412 - 1527 Flt - dived into ground Leigh Carnduff, 6 miles SSE of Kilbride, Lanarkshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Forgot to mention that I've already two names of casualties on Oxford N6321:
    Cadets E.J. and D.G.W. SIMS (related ? - no first names), both buried Eling (St.Mary) Churchyard Ext., Hampshire.

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    Hi Henk
    Millar,21, registered at Cirencester, Gloucestershire, the right area for the Oxford at Northleach and the area where the 2 SIMS Edwin J ,17 and Donald G,16 are registered
    Keen,25, registered at Brackley, Northamptonshire
    Williams,21, registered at Wantage, then in Berkshire now Oxfordshire
    Jones,36, registered at Swindon, Wiltshire, his wife Doris is recorded as dying at 471 Ferndale Road, Swindon in CWGC Civilian War Dead,?Air Raid
    Cassidy came up but the entry was unreadable
    None of the rest were on the register but I note from CWGC that Banks was from Scotland and is buried there
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick.
    A pity that three pilots (KOAS) are not registered:
    DE MARTINO buried Dundee Western Necropolis (or Balgay Cemetery), Angusshire.
    GOODHEAD buried Southern St.James Cemetery, Warwickshire.
    WORKMAN buriedFrance Lynch (St.John The Baptist) Churchyard, Chalford, Gloucestershire.
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    HI Henk
    De Martino's mother was in London, yet he is buried in Dundee which might mean he died in Scotland and is registered there
    On the register is a Resit Nalbant,22 registered at Grantham and W Kesteven which would fit V3235. I think the name could be a shortening of Nalbantoglu
    Smith's Lawn RLG is about 3mls W of where Heathrow is now. The nearest village is Englefield Green and it is just N of a lake called Virginia Water which gives it's name to another nearby town. You are in very wealthy territory!! Look at www.content-delivery.co.uk/aviation/airfields where the webmaster has gathered satellite pictures of almost all UK WW2 airfields. the pictures are modern and it is an act of faith sometimes to see where they were but you can zoom out to get placenames from nearby villages
    Regards
    Dick
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    Henk

    De Martino - Hurricane W9220

    Goodhead & Workman - Oxford DF412

    from Scottish death register

    regards

    DaveW

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    Thanks Dick for info and link to the website WW2 airfields UK; excellent site; bookmarked.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Thanks DaveW for info on DE MARTINO and GOODHEAD; again two names deleted from the long list !
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk

    I have Cassidy registered in Evesham, Worcestershire

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm for info on death registration CASSIDY.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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