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    Default 421019 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 19-10-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    ACW2 Grace CADDICK - 450565 (pres. posted Stradishall, Suffolk).

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC James B. GARNER - 984953.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 Oliver CURTIS - 863404 - age 52, and
    F/Lt (Pilot/Instr.) Basil J.A. RENNIE - MC - 87414 (from S.Africa) - pres. posted with a Hampden unit (144 Sqn ?) and buried Cottesmore (St.Nicholas) Churchyard Extension, Rutland.

    D - Also looking for the unit and possible cause of death of:
    Sgt Roger NICHOLSON - 1152581 - buried Cambridge City Cemetery (there is a Sgt R. Nicholson listed as 'missing believed killed in action' in Casualty Communiqé 176, Flight 26-11-1942, pp.593).

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter II.F - R2437 - 54 OTU - crashed in forced landing near Duns, Berwickshire.
    Hurricane I - W9135 - 59 OTU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile W of Northam, Northumberland.
    Hurricane I - V6606 - 288 Sqn - engine caught fire after take-off for AA co-op flight; abandoned near Bottesford.
    Master I - T8382 - 7 AACU - broke up in air over Aldershot, Hampshire.
    Gipsy Moth - AW160 - 4 AOS - crashed on landing West Freugh.
    Spitfire V.B - AR454 - 164 Sqn - crashed on landing Peterhead.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Grace Caddick,19,registered at Newmarket, Suffolk.The list for Newmarket includes Stradishall
    Garner,24, registered at Surrey S W
    Curtis,52, registered at Portsmouth, Hampshire
    Rennie,30, registered at Sleaford and W Kesteven. Chorley has him in the Roll of Honour as being with 14 OTU but there doesn't seem to be a corresponding a/c loss in Vol 3(1942) or Vol 7 (OTU)
    On CWGC there is a Roger Edwin Nicholson, no age, on 19/10/42,buried in Cambridgeshire and I found a registration for a Roger E Nicholson,22, at Wenlock, Shropshire. ? Cosford Hospital
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    Thanks Dick.
    Regards and enjoy the weekend.
    Henk.

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    Found a F/Lt B.J.A. RENNIE - MC, in Flight 28-1-1943 (Communiqué No. 193) as DOAS.

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    Hello

    AC1 Oliver CURTIS - 863404 - the Hampshire Telegraph of October 30th 1942 reported the following:

    DEATH OF MR. O. CURTIS
    mr. Oliver Curtis, of 21, Elms Road, Fareham, aged 52 years, died after a short illness at the Royal Portsmouth Annex and was buried at the Fareham Cemetery yesterday week....Mr. Curtis was an ex-R.A.F. and R.E., and a member of the C.R.A.F.A.


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    Simon

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