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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 5-9-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl Thomas A. WATTS - 1099956 - age 30.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    Sgt Frank S. SMITH - 920737 - age 29.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Spitfire I - X4685 - 52 OTU - crashed in forced landing Sports field adjacent to Aston Down.
    Havoc I - AH489 - 530 Sqn - bellylanded Hunsdon.
    Master II - AZ281 - 52 OTU - crashed (SOC 17-9-1942); NFD.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    HI Henk
    Watts,30, registered in Cambridge
    Smith,29, registered at Brighton,Sussex
    Regards
    Dick

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    Theres a Sgt. F. S. Smith DOAS in the Dec 3rd 1942 magazine. Scanned as Sgt. F. 3. Smith.

    I can't keep up with the postings Henk, haha.
    I'll have to take a day out.
    Dennis Burke
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    Thanks again Dennis & Dick.
    Dennis: will 'shift a lower gear' !
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Sgt Freel, an American hit the No.52 Master while flyling the No.52 Spitfire, dropping a Mae West with "wheels dont work, wireless dont work written on it over the dispersal.

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    Ross,
    Do you perhaps know the initial and/or servicenumber of the American FREEL
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Stephen Freel, O-885240. KIA with 2 FS/52 FG on December 6th 1942, Bone.
    John

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    Thanks John for info on FREEL. To complete the picture: FREEL was initially buried at Souk Ahras but later his remains repatriated to the state Massachusetts.
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    Additional,

    ELSEY, Sidney Charles - Lac - 411068 - RAF.
    From Norwich.
    Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

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