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    Hi Henk,

    Master II - DL128 - 17 (P)AFU - collided with Master DL342 while changing formation; abandoned and crashed , Quanea Hill, 1Ĺ mile E of Ely, Cambridge.
    Master II - DL342 - 17 (P)AFU - refer to Master DL128.

    Both sgt pilots, flying solo abandoned by parachute. No reported injuries.

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    Hello

    P/O (Pilot) James D. CRABBE - 119539 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 7 (P) A.F.U., so possibly linked to Master DL401?

    S/Ldr (Pilot) David J. HAMILTON - 72160 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 1 C.A.C.U. - was he in Spitfire P8333? A.S.N. reckons so (usual caveats etc)

    http://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=141951

    AC1 Eric J. TAUNTON - 1196524 - the Western Morning News of November 11th 1942 reported the following:

    CADET IS FOUND DEAD
    Tragic Inquest Story At Sidmouth
    Evidence that he worried about a brother who was a prisoner of war, fearing that he would be put into chains, was given at the inquest yesterday on Eric John Taunton, aged 21, a cadet, who was found shot through the head at a Sidmouth hotel lavatory on Monday morning.
    The Coroner (Mr. C. N. Tweed) returned a verdict that death was due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head while the balance of the mind was disturbed. He expressed sympathy with the parents.


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

    John Percival Oxenbury 365571, was on duty at his Bofors gun , deployed near Eye on anti diver duties , when a Bofors shell fired by another battery exploded in the gun pit seriously injuring him, he was admitted to the Royal East Sussex hospital in Hastings where he died the following day
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 2nd November 2021 at 20:15. Reason: 365571 not 1530552

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

    Quote Originally Posted by jonheyworth View Post
    John Percival Oxenbury 365571, was on duty at his Bofors gun , deployed near Eye on anti diver duties , when a Bofors shell fired by another battery exploded in the gun pit seriously injuring him, he was admitted to the Royal East Sussex hospital in Hastings where he died the following day
    Hi Jon

    He couldn't have been on 'anti-diver' duties in 1942 as the first V1 (Diver) wasn't launched until 13 Jun 1944

    It also seems strange that he was admitted to a hospital in Hastings when Eye is just outside Peterborough?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Jon

    He couldn't have been on 'anti-diver' duties in 1942 as the first V1 (Diver) wasn't launched until 13 Jun 1944

    It also seems strange that he was admitted to a hospital in Hastings when Eye is just outside Peterborough?

    Malcolm
    Good point . He was definitely killed this way poor chap . But I wonder if I read across to some info from the next batch Iím going through from my old notes as to location and details . Iíll check ! Thatís for checking as ever

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

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Jon

    He couldn't have been on 'anti-diver' duties in 1942 as the first V1 (Diver) wasn't launched until 13 Jun 1944

    It also seems strange that he was admitted to a hospital in Hastings when Eye is just outside Peterborough?

    Malcolm
    Hi Malcolm . Itís RYE not Eye . 1 flight at map 347382 . 2 flight at 35437 , 3 flight at 352442 . Predictive again . HOWEVER :

    Itís for 1530522 George Alfred Oxborough 27-7-44 . Good job your about sometimes

    Jonn

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