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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 31-8-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Colin F. MOLE - 1626905.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 Alfred GOLDFARB - 1457493 - age 20.

    C - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) William WHALLEY - 657371.

    D - Also looking for the unit and possible cause of death of:
    LAC Michael J. SUMMERS - 1253702, whose name is commemorated on Panel 290 of the Runnymede Memorial. (High panel number an grave presumably lost ??).

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Blenheim IV - N3585 - 51 OTU - flew into ground at night near Turvey, Bedfordshire.
    Hector I - K8154 - GPEU - overshot landing Shrewton.
    Lysander III - V9798 - 1488 Flt - flew into ground Martlesham Heath (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/Sgt [Pilot] A.G.A. ARNOT - RAAF 402840).
    Oxford I - P9028 - 7 FIS - flew into ground near Everleigh, Wiltshire.
    Spitfire IIA - P8583 - CGS - collided with Hampden P2067 and crashed Holmes Farm, Cloot Drove, Crowland, Lincolnshire.
    Wellington IC - R1533 - 7 (C)OTU - crashed on landing Limavady.
    Wellington IC - R1232 - 1443 Flt - crashed on overshoot Moreton-in-Marsh.
    Whitley V - BD667 - HGCU - crashed on take-off Brize Norton.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Re: Lysander IIIA - V9798 - 1488 Flt. - AUS402840 F/Sgt (Pilot) Arthur Gordon Herbert ARNOT RAAF.

    1253702 LAC Michael John SUMMERS RAFVR, also killed in this accident.

    See Item Notes Arnot's A705, NAA A705 163/88/137 (NAA have filed Arnot's A705 under an incorrect service number ie 402820).

    Arnot buried Maldon Cemetery, Row 61. Grave 95!

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 11th October 2009 at 16:55. Reason: minor correction

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    Hi Henk
    Mole,39, registered at Ely, Cambridgeshire.?Raf Hospital
    Whalley,23, registered at Bedford, Bedfordshire and recorded in Warner's Blenheim as killed on N3585.No other names given so he may have been solo
    Goldfarb didn't come on the register but he was from London and was taken home for burial. He was Jewish but it still ought to have come up on a register
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    AC2 A Goldfarb is listed DOAS in Feb 25th Flight magazine
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    Thanks Dennis, Dick & Col for this excellent and much appreciated help.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    The Times November 25, 1942. p.7.

    Died of Wounds or Injuries received on Active Sevice:

    Summers, L/A/C. M.J.

    Surely, his death was registered somewhere.

    Col.

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    A G H Arnot is registered in Malden district, Essex 4 a 669

    and there is a 23 year old Michael J Summers registered in Chelmsford district, Essex Vol 4 a 590

    Malden district was succeeded by Chelsford in 1972,
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    Dennis,

    Thanks for that.

    Now, why is Summers commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial?

    Any takers?

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 13th October 2009 at 13:56. Reason: minor correction

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    Like Henk suggests, a lost grave perhaps, high panel number.

    he is not on the RAF GRO register so it may be that his family buried him themselves and all contact with CWGC was lost.

    there was a Michael J Summers born in Bristol district, Q1 1920, so maybe late 1919.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 13th October 2009 at 14:21.
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    Hi Henk,

    Oxford I - P9028 - 7 FIS - flew into ground near Everleigh, Wiltshire.

    Two pupil instructors, Sgt Turvey and Sgt Wilson, both received minor injuries.

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