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    Default 421003 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 3-10-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Albert G. GOOCH - 1336935;
    LAC Arthur HARDISTY - 1242150;
    LAC Albert HOOD - 1506954;
    LACW Hilda M. HYDE - 451528;
    Cpl William C. SILVERWOOD - 938073, and
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Richard A.L. THORNHILL - 1264690 - 500 Sqn (St.Eval, Cornwall).

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    W/O Robert DUNCAN - 336325 - age 42.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hudson III - FH404 - 1402 Flt - crashed on landing Aldergrove.
    Oxford I - AT666 - 15 (P)AFU - crashed on approach at night Leconfield.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk
    Gooch,20, registered at Ely, Cambridgeshire. ? Hospital
    Hardisty,23, registered in York. It would have been in the City as almost of York's responsibility outside the city was taken over by other districts before the war
    Hood, 23, registered at Coventry, Warwickshire
    Hilda Hyde,29, registered at W Cheshire
    Silverwood, 37, registered at Fylde, Lancashire
    Thornhill and Duncan weren't on the register but both are buried in England
    Regards
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    Silverwood fell from a window in Dickson Road, Blackpool onto the pavement and died of severe head injuries. Inquest determined he probably died whilst sleepwalking.

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    Thanks Dick & Malcolm for info; as ever much appreciated.
    Regards,
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    There are a number of Robert Duncan's in Scotland but only one recorded as age 42, Kirkcaldy district, Fife.
    There is also a 41 yr old registered else where for example.

    No sign of Thornhill in Scotland as far as I can see.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    Hello

    LAC Albert HOOD - 1506954 - the Coventry Evening Telegrpah of October 7th 1942 reported the following:

    AIRCRAFTMAN'S DEATH
    An appeal for witnesses of a fatal accident involving a young member of the R.A.F. was made by the Coroner (Mr. C. W. Iliffe) at the inquest, yesterday afternoon, on L.A.C. Albert Hood (23), son of Samuel Joseph Hood, of 7, St. Michael's Road, Coventry, who, while riding a motor cycle at the junction of Copperfield Road and Holmfield Road, at 5.45 p.m., was in collision with a cyclist, and died on October 3 from a fracture of the skull.


    W/O Robert DUNCAN - 336325 - the National Probate Calendar has the following:

    DUNCAN Robert Duff of Greenhill Villa, Alveston, Gloucestershire, died 3 October 1942 at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, Fifeshire.

    The marriage register of West Acton, Middlesex, confirms his middle name, and his wife's name, and gives the date of his marriage as November 12th 1924, and his age as 26. He is listed as being a Corporal at R.A.F Depot, Uxbridge, at that time.

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    Default Re: 421003 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 3-10-1942

    Not listed above but in the database as 'unaccounted' for this date:-

    1413595 AC1 Robert Sidney COLE RAFVR
    http://www.rafcommands.com/database/...php?qnum=63486
    https://www.cwgc.org/find-records/fi...robert-sidney/

    Robert Cole
    '(First Class) Aircraftsman (No. 1413895) - Royal Air Force'
    Died at South Beach, Durban, aged 21, of 'Drowning whilst bathing - accidental'

    From the Form of Information of a Death on FamilySearch:-
    https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61...TRF?cc=2721608

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Hilda May Hyde 451528 , a batwoman attached to maintenance command at RAF Sealand, died in the Upton EMS hospital , Chester of a heamorhage from a gastric ulceration

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    Default Unaccounted Airmen 1942 William Galley

    I note the request for information regarding the circumstances of the unaccounted deaths of a number of airmen during the Second World War.
    I am the only child of William Galley 1136557 who died in Egypt on October 3rd 1942.
    The cause of his death was drowning in Lake Timsah at Ismailia. Apparently he and some colleagues hired a boat for a sail on the lake and whilst sailing there was a sudden squall and the boat/dinghy overturned. Regrettably my father never learnt to swim and was drowned. Apparently all of his companions survived. He is buried in the War Graves cemetery at Ismailia

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Robert John Johnston 1480745 , attached to ADDU was hit by an aircraft as it landed at El Firdan
    Last edited by jonheyworth; 20th July 2021 at 04:29.

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