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    Default 430217 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 17-2-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl Ernest S. FREEMAN - 920411;
    LAC Henry J. HANNAN - 1117149 - 934 (Balloon) Sqn (Plymouth, Devon.);
    LAC Alexander NIXON - 1556106 - 24 Sqn (Hendon, Middlesex), and
    ACW1 Emily N. SNAPE - 2064739.

    B - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Nav) Harry HOYLE - 1139031, and
    Sgt (Pilot) William D. LLEWELLYN - 1315199.

    C - Not found in Flight archives:
    AC2 Joseph H. CASWELL - 1405034 - age 27;
    F/Lt Stuart G. COLLINS - 42107, and
    AC1 (WOp) Thomas W. PAGE - 1504935.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Tiger Moth II - T5629 - 28 EFTS - abandoned in low cloud, Portland House, Aldridge, Staffordshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T7172 - 15 EFTS - flew into high ground Binsey Hill, 7 miles WNW of Cockermouth, Cumberland (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/O [Fl.Instr.] A.E. WOODLEY - 109066).
    Beaufighter VI - X7897 - 409 Sqn - crashed on take-off Copperhill Farm, near Coleby Grange.
    Magister I - T9756 - 1 (C)OTU - flew into ground Moss Lane, Leyland, Lancashire.
    Magister I - R1900 - 10 FIS - dived into ground Ipsden, 3 miles NE of Goring, Oxfordshire.
    Master I - T8846 - 9 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Whitefield RLG, Perthshire.
    Oxford II - P8973 - 11 (P)AFU - flew into ground Eaton Constantine, Shropshire.
    Oxford I - DF395 - 6 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Signet Hill Farm, 1 mile SW of Burford, Oxfordshire.
    Wellington VIII - HX420 - 7 (C)OTU - flew into high ground Drumgarve, Glen Lussa, Argyllshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Freeman,26, registered at Bromley, Kent
    Nixon,21, registered at Hendon, Middlesex, N London
    Emily N Snape,18, registered at Wenlock, Shropshire, a common place for deaths at RAF Cosford Hospital
    Harry Hoyle,21, is buried in Leeds, Yorkshire but I found a registration in that name at Campbelltown, Argyllshire and it could put him on Wellington HX420, the crash site is just north of Campbelltown
    Caswell,27, registered at E Glamorgan
    Collins,21, registered at Uxbridge, Middlesex
    Llewellyn,23, and Page, 19,are registered at Witney, Oxfordshire which is the area that includes Burford ? Oxford DF395
    I didn't find Hannan at first but I have now found someone of that name and age ,43, registered at Bradford, W Yorkshire. Bradford was his home town and he is buried there according to CWGC so he may have died on home leave
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    15 EFTS recorded the following for T7172, February 17th 1943, “Tiger Moth aircraft T7172 crashed into hill in cloud F/O Woodley (Instructor) killed. P/O Dovey (Pupil) injured.”

    P8973 was in the 11 (P)AFU ORB with an incorrect serial (T6973 - a Tiger Moth) and was non fatal, the pilot was 1318803 Sgt J.C. Western.

    HX420 had two fatalities, Sgt Pool and Sgt Hoyle. Pool is recorded as the 18th by the CWGC.
    Alan Clark

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

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    Thanks Al & Dick; as ever very much appreciated.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    LAC Nixon was killed when he walked into the propeller of DH.86, X9441

    He was closing in with a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire which had occurred during starting the starboard outer engine.

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    Hi Henk,

    Llewellyn,23, and Page, 19,are registered at Witney, Oxfordshire which is the area that includes Burford ? Oxford DF395

    Confirmed as llewellyn - pilot in F1180 and 1 other fatality. So add Page to the crash.

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    Hi there,

    I was searching the web for information on my Uncle and came across your thread. My mother, Alex's sister has told me about the accident and I have newspaper clippings and photographs of him of course. It was such a tragedy as he was only 21 and engaged to be married. His fiance never did marry anyone else and after she I died I received the engagement ring. I would have been Alex's only niece and am called after him as is my only son Jonathan Alexander. It is good to know that after all these years someone was enquiring about him. I don't think my grandparents ever got over it.

    Kind regards,

    Merle Craig

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross_McNeill View Post
    Hi Henk,

    LAC Nixon was killed when he walked into the propeller of DH.86, X9441

    He was closing in with a fire extinguisher to put out a small fire which had occurred during starting the starboard outer engine.

    Regards
    Ross

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Joseph Henry Caswell 1405034 , a medically discharged airman, died in the Cefn Mably hospital, of pulmonary tuberculosis
    Last edited by malcolm_raf; 30th April 2021 at 13:49. Reason: s/n amended

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

    Emily Naomi Snape 2064739 , a cook & butcher attached to RAF Cosford, was admitted to RAF Hospital Cosford on 2 February where she died of meningitis

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

    Said Ismail 6207, died of a cereberal heamorhage suffered on landing during parachute training

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