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    Default 421103 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 3-11-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl Edward W. ASHFIELD - 335254 - age 40 - 651 Sqn (Kidsdale, Wigtownshire);
    AC1 Thomas H. BIRD - 630231, and
    Cpl Thomas E. WATSON - 940490 (in Flight 18-3-1943 Comm. 209: Cpl. T. Watson).

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Alan N. BROWN - 1312398;
    Sgt (Pilot) Adam KEEN - 1343910;
    Sgt (Pilot) Douglas THURSFIELD - 1213205, and
    Sgt (Nav/WOp) Alan WELLER - 1404860.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 William J. OLLIVER - 1295038, and
    LACW Priscilla TAYLOR - 897210.

    D - Prposed aircraft losses:
    Blenheim I - L6719 - 54 OTU - flew into ground at night Westruther Mains Farm, near Greencastle, Berwickshire.
    Oxford II - X7189 - 6 (P)AFU - flew into ground Westcote, near Little Rissington.
    Oxford II - P6813 - 6 (P)AFU - crashed on approach Little Rissington.
    Proctor III - R7560 - 4 SS - crashed in forced landing Ronkswood House, Worcester.
    Oxforde I - DF536 - 1484 Flt - crashed on take-off at night Driffield.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Watson (Thomas E on the register),45, registered at Oxford
    Thursfield,20, registered at N Cotswold,Gloucestershire, the right area for both Westcote and Little Rissington
    Olliver,21, registered at Sheppey, N Kent
    Priscilla Taylor,38, registered at Nottingham
    Brown, didn't show up
    Ashfield not on England and Wales but he is buried in Wigtownshire where his Unit was at the time
    Deaths from Blenheim L6719 would possibly be registered in Scotland, butWarner's Blenheim places both Keen and Weller as killed on that a/c
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick. Question still open whether THURSFIELD was on Boston X7189 or P6813.
    Regards and good weekend,
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    Hi Henk

    X7189 and P6813 were Oxfords

    Malcolm

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    Agree Malcolm, refer to my message # 1. One has the intention to type the word Oxford however the word Boston is in your mind and things happen like this. Another reason could be 5 to 6 hours every day on Commonwealth aircraft losses WW2 might be too much room of ones leisure time.
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    Henk, regarding Oxford DF536, I have Pilot W.O J.J.Forster RCAF, Sgt H W Carter and Sgt F J Faye, all killled. Sgt Faye was on attachment from 408 Sqdn.

    None of the names are on your list so presume you may already have this info.

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    Thanks Ross for confirmation BROWN and THURSFIELD both casualties on Oxford X7189.
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    Hello

    AC1 William J. OLLIVER - 1295038 - the Sussex Agricultural Express of November 13th 1942 reported the following:

    Death of Young Lewes Airman
    The death occurred on Tuesday last week of A.C.1 William James Olliver, R.A.F., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Olliver, of 24, Neville Road, Lewes. He died following two operations in connection with an accident he incurred while serving with the R.A.F.


    Regards

    Simon

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