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    Default 421109 - Unaccounted airmen - 9-11-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    P/O (Pilot) James D. CRABBE - 119539 (N.Ireland);
    Sgt (Pilot) Llewellyn EVANS - 778747 (S.Africa), and
    S/Ldr (Pilot) David J. HAMILTON - 72160.

    B - Not found in the Flight archives:
    LAC (WOp) Kenneth CRITCHLOW - 1220307 - age 33;
    W/O John P. OXENBURY - 365571, and
    AC1 Eric J. TAUNTON - 1196524.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Battle Trainer - P6632 - 1 FTS - crashed in forced landing Cults Loch, near Castle Kennedy.
    Spitfire II.A - P7372 - 53 OTU - collided with Spitfire P8193 and crashed Race Farm, Panteg near Pontypool, Monmouthshire (P8193 could land safely).
    Spitfire II.B - P8333 - 1 AACU - flew into ground near Church, Hunton, Kent.
    Havoc I - BJ492 - 51 OTU - crashed on approach at night Hall End Farm, Thurleigh.
    Master II - DL128 - 17 (P)AFU - collided with Master DL342 while changing formation; abandoned and crashed , Quanea Hill, 1½ mile E of Ely, Cambridge.
    Master II - DL342 - 17 (P)AFU - refer to Master DL128.
    Master II - DL401 - 7 (P)AFU - crashed on overshoot Elton, Northamptonshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/O [Pilot] R.L.P. BROWNE - RAAF 412380).
    Oxford II - AB694 - 6 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off at night Chipping Norton (already as casualties on this a/c: F/Lt [Pilot] H.G. KALLEND - 105144 and Sgt [Pilot] J. GREENALL - 1055351).
    Tomahawk II.A - AH931 - 8 MU - crashed in forced landing near Evenley, Northamptonshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Llewellyn Evans was killed in P7372.

    November 9th 1942, “Sgt Llewellyn Evans (South African) fatally injured in flying accident near Pontypool.”
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    Henk,
    Hamilton...Dover.
    Critchlow...Bridgenorth, Shropshire.
    Oxenbury....Kings Lynn, Norfolk.
    Taunton....Honiton, Devon
    Crabbe....Hunts N. (Huntingdonshire?)
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    Hi Henk
    From AlanW's post Hunts is Huntingdonshire North(a county at the time that was later absorbed into ,I think Cambridgeshire,but has since resurfaced).It is also the area for deaths at Elton, Northamptonshire and is where R L P Browne is registered. This may connect Crabbe to Master DL401
    Regards
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    Thanks friends for your much appreciated help.
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    Henk

    AH931 crashed after a big end failure in the engine, aircraft came down near Everley and was on a ferry flight at the time. Pilot was PltOff S.A.G.Abbot 49658

    Buz

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    Hi Henk,

    Critchlow is on my Shropshire list and he died in RAF Bridgnorth Hospital after being admitted following a 'cycle accident'.

    Cheers, Tom

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    Thanks Buz and Tom for additional info.
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    LAC K CRITCHLOW is DOAS in February 11th 1943 magazine, the unscanned section.

    Cannot find the remaining 2
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    The Northern Ireland Wills Calenders for Crabbe say:
    Crabbe James Douglas of 5 Norwood Park Belfast pilot officer R.A.F. died 9 November 1942 at Peterborough North Hants England Administration Belfast 1 April to Irene Joan Crabbe the widow

    Not much startling help I guess.
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