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    Default 430205 - Unaccounted airmen - 5-2-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC1 Albert H. ASHMAN - 840851 - 902/903 (Balloon) Sqn (Champion - Denmark Hill, London-SE.5);
    Sgt (Pilot) Alfred G. DROMGOOLE - 1233732, and
    F/Sgt (WOp/Ag) John A. HARCOURT - 516423.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth CLITHERO - 1537024;
    LAC John M. SAXBY - 1397534;
    P/O (Pilot) David SHINGLETON-SMITH - 127950, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Thomas J. SYMONS - 1317038.

    C - Died on active service:
    F/Sgt Frank CRIGHTON - 1352289 - 2763 Sqn (RAF Regt., and
    Sgt Sifney J. DEAN - 1385334.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hector - K9744 - 4 GTS - crashed on landing Kingston Bagpuize.
    Master III - W8964 - 5 (P)AFU - flew into ground Grug Hill Farm, Ruyton, Shropshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T7971 - 28 EFTS - crashed on overshoot Wolverhampton.
    Tiger Moth II - N6875 - 28 EFTS - crashed on take-off Wolverhampton.
    Hudson V - AM528 - 1 OADU - crashed on take-off at night Portreath.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Ashman, 37, registered at Dartford, Kent just east of London
    Dromgoole,20, registered at Ely, Cambridgeshire
    Harcourt, 28, registered at Uxbridge, Middlesex
    Clithero,25 and Symons,30, registered at Oswestry Shropshire which includes Ruyton?W8964
    Dean,21, registered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, ?RAF Hospital Halton
    Found a David S Smith,20, registered at Holywell, Flintshire
    Didn't find Creighton
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    This is what the 5 (P)AFU ORB had to say:

    February 5th 1943, A flying accident occurred on 5.2.43 and resulted in the deaths of 1317038 Sgt Symons, T.J. (Instructor) and 1537024 Sgt Clithero, K. (pupil).

    And the following came from the No.41 OTU ORB:

    February 5th 1943, P/O Shingleton Smith killed in a flying accident.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Re: P/O (Pilot) David SHINGLETON-SMITH - 127950.

    5-2-1943
    No.41 OTU
    Mustang I AP216

    Hit pole and crashed into the sea at Prestatyn Ranges, Flintshire.

    Col.

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    Thanks all for your excellent help. Still a long way to go for 1943; Aeromilitaria now came up with 'Crashes in UK WW2' up to May 15, 1943. From that date will have to follow their trend of publication every three months. That will give me more time to spend on the research of losses in Italy. Many casualties on SAAF personnel but meanwhile have Winston Brent's "85 Years of SAAF" on the book-shelf for help.
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    Hi Henk

    Crighton - Sleaford

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm for info on death registration CRIGHTON.
    Regards,
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    April 8th 1943 Flight magazine
    DIED of WOUNDS or INIURIES RECEIVED ON ACTIVE SERVICE. A/C.2A. G. Dromgoole, scanned as "Drqtngoote"!!

    No luck with the other two men however.
    Dennis Burke
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    Hi Henk,

    Sgt S J. DEAN - 1385334.

    F1180 for No.26 OTU Wellington ?8970 at RAF Wing has him injured then noted as killed by airscrew.

    Consistent with an injury at Wing then moved to Halton Hospital where he died later.

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    Thanks Ross. Will amend my files. Can't find any Wellington with a ? and four digit serial number.
    Regards,
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