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    Default 421206 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 6-12-1942

    Looking for info (cause of death, death registration) of following Air Force persons:

    F/Lt (Airbomber/Instr.) Norman A. BUTCHER - 66008 - KOAS - death registered Wantage, Berkshire.

    LAC Arthur COONEY - 970988 - age 23 - not found in Flight archives - death registered Buckrose, E.Yorkshire.

    AC1 Leslie KING - 1220226 - age 36 - not found in Flight archives - death registered Greenwich, London.

    Sgt (Pilot) Philip P. MORTIMORE - 1334708 - KOAS - death registered King's Lynn, Norfolk.

    Section Offr (WAAF) Vera ROWSON - 254 - not found in Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft loss:
    Hurricane I - P3855 - 55 OTU - flew into high ground Irving Farm, 2 miles S of Langholm, Dumfries.
    Master II - W9014 - RAFC - crashed in forced landing Barkston Heath.
    Master II - AZ589 - 17 (P)AFU - flew into ground North Wooton, Norfolk
    (possible 'candidate' for Sgt Mortimore ?).

    Info on surviving crew also very welcome.
    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Vera Rowson age 48 Pancras district, London

    The other non unit listed men from this date are:
    ASHTON, ALEXANDER CHARLES nil Sgt WOPAG Alec C Ashton age 30 in Redruth Cornwall KIA?
    BEARD, BERNARD CHARLES nil Sgt WOPAG age 20 - Oakham Rutland KOAS
    BUBB, FRANK LONOY GRO No unit listed TBD
    BUTCHER, NORMAN ARTHUR 28 F/L BA Instr Wantage Berkshire KOAS
    COONEY, ARTHUR 23 LAC age 24 Buckrose Yorkshire East Riding
    CROWTHER, DOUGLAS ARTHUR GRO MAXWELL FIELD* KOAS
    EDGSON, REGINALD EDWARD 22 Sgt AG Wallingford Berkshire DoWoIOAS
    FURLONG, CYRIL WILLIAM 21 Sgt Obs Oakham Rutland KOAS
    GOULD, RONALD FRANCIS 22 GRO 33 ASP. DOAS
    HARDMAN, JOHN CHEVALIER nil F/Lt age 30 - Truro Cornwall DOAS
    KIDD, JOHN WALTER CAMERON Runn 6 C OTU m/KIA
    KING, LESLIE 36 AC1 Greenwich Greater London
    LONGSTAFF, JAMES ROY 20 Sgt Nav Wallingford Berkshire KOAS
    MARSH, RONALD Runn 5 (C) OTU
    MILLARD, NORMAN KENNETH 22 Sgt WOPAG Barrow Upon Soar Leicestershire KOAS
    MORTIMORE, PHILIP PERCY 21 Sgt pilot Kings Lynn Norfolk KOAS
    MOULTON, PHILIP HENRY Malta Mem 1 OADU PORTREATH m/KIA
    SHACKELL, CECIL ROBERT FRANK 22 Sgt pilot Border Cumberland KOAS
    SIMMONS, DOUGLAS PERCY CHARLES 21 GRO 45 GROUP KOAS
    THOMSON, GRAEME HAMILTON 22 GRO 45 GROUP KOAS
    TURNER, WILLIAM CHARLES Runn 5 (C) OTU* m/KIA
    TURTON, EDMUND FITZWALTER Runn 5 (C) OTU* m/KIA
    WILLIAMS, ENOCH LEWIS GRO 8 B & GS* DoWoIOAS

    If Henk has not asked about them he is able to attribute them to a crash or incident.

    Col found it some days ago but Rowson is listed DOAS in march 18th 193 Flight Magazine. - Added 18th Jan 2010
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 19th January 2010 at 00:27.
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    Hi Henk
    N Wooton is within the Kings Lynn area of responsibility
    Regards
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    Henk,

    Re: ROWSON.

    DEATHS - ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

    ROWSON.- On Dec. 5, 1942, died on active service. Vera ROWSON, Sec. Off., W.A.A.F. Funeral at Jewish Cemetery, Alyth Gardens, Golders Green, to-morrow (Wednesday). at 3 p.m. Memorial service at Berkeley Street Synagogue Annexe at 5.30 p.m.

    The Times December 8, 1942.

    Confirmed -

    WOMEN'S AUXILIARY AIR FORCE - DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

    Rowson,Sec. Off. V.

    The Times March 13, 1943

    Col.

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    Thanks friends for all your much appreciated support.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Master II - AZ589 - 17 (P)AFU - flew into ground North Wooton, Norfolk
    (possible 'candidate' for Sgt Mortimore ?).


    No.17(P)AFU ORB:
    Two pupil Sgt pilots crashed in Master II Aircraft AZ589 near Kings Lynn. Sgt N Mortimore was killed and Sgt E T Smith seriously injured.

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    Thanks all for additional information. Much was known but so often small details missing.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello,

    The following is known on the loss of Hudson VI FK522:

    6-12-1942
    No.1 OADU
    Hudson VI FK522

    Took off Portreath in transit to Gibraltar. The aircraft took off climbing in the normal direction over the sea, and then it started a turn to port gradually, but lost height until it hit cliffs at 0525, and exploded on impact.

    913390 Sgt John Walter Cameron KIDD RAFVR +
    656489 Sgt Philip Henry MOULTON RAF +
    AUS411316 F/Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Reginald Joseph HAIRE RAAF +
    J/9847 F/O Robert Joseph GUNN RCAF +
    4693135 Craftsman George ATKINSON REME +

    Kidd, Haire & Gunn are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Moulton on the Malta Memorial, and Atkinson is buried in Sherburn-in-Elmet (All Saints) Churchyard.

    Other than Hardman, have no firm details on casualties amongst the rescuers.

    Col.
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    Default Unaccounted airman 6/12/42

    Henk , Hurricane P3855 of 55 OTU , unit orb has the following ,
    6/12/42 Flying accident to Hurricane N3855 (note wrong serial letter), at IRVING FARM ,2mls South of Langholm Dumfrieshire ,Pilot R121355,SGT RH JONES,INJ,Cause weather deteriorated and the pilot became lost and eventually crashed into hillside .

    STN SICK QUARTERS also states the following , 6/12/42 ,22.00hrs information received that Aircraft from Langtown crashed into hill nr Langholm civil police and stn duty officer state too dangerous to send search party ,Search party from SSQ proceeded but failed to locate crash ,WEATHER FOUL.

    SSQ, 7/12/42 ,R121355,SGT PILOT JONES ,Pilot off Aircraft (Hurricane),from Langholm,which crashed previous evening admitted to SSQ, with concussion and grazes .

    bw phill jones

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    Butcher - He was killed on 7 Nov whilst flying in Oxford I, V4051 of No 1 BAS, which dived into the ground at night near Watchfield.

    Malcolm

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