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    Default 430309 - Unaccounted airmen - 9-3-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    LAC (Pilot u/t) John D. BURRELL - 1076678.

    B - Not found Flight Global:
    AC2 William J. GRIFFITHS - 1546629, and
    AC2 Robert McSWAN - 1343751 - age 26.

    C - Died on active service:
    Cpl Patrick W. SAUNDERS - 1055494 (Air Crew Receiving Centre, London), and
    LAC Francis H.G. TOON - 1105194.

    D - Looking for GRO-listing of:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth R. ILSLEY - 1169997 - buried Capuccini (Naval) Cem., Malta (not found in Flight Global).

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter VI - T5158 - 9 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off Fergushill, Kirklinton, Cumberland (already as a casualty on thia a/c: F/O [Pilot] R.D. JONES - 126150).
    Beaufort I - L9884 - 7 FPP - crashed in forced landing Little Fenton, Yorkshire.
    Tiger Moth II - N6753 - 7 EFTS - spun into ground Heath Farm, Merry Lees, near Desford (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Pilot] D.J. GOODCHILD - 1795195).
    Tiger Moth II - T7919 - 29 EFTS - flew into ground Braydon Pond, near Brinkworth, Wiltshire.
    Beaufort I - DX116 - 5 (C)OTU - dived into ground Cabragh, 3 mile E of Hillsborough, Co. Down (already as a casualty on this a/c: P/O [Pilot] S.M. SHUTE - 106242).

    Master II - DK979 - RAFC - flew into ground Thorlbys Farm, Evedon, Lincolnshire.
    Typhoon Ib - DN446 - 6 FPP - bellylanded Henlow.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    LAC (Pilot u/t) John D. BURRELL - 1076678 - Sleaford, Lincolnshire.
    AC2 William J. GRIFFITHS - 1546629 - not Eng/Wales
    AC2 Robert McSWAN - 1343751 - age 26 - not Eng/Wales
    Cpl Patrick W. SAUNDERS - 1055494 (Air Crew Receiving Centre, London), - not Eng/Wales
    LAC Francis H.G. TOON - 1105194 - not Eng/Wales
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Kenneth R. ILSLEY - 1435 Flt

    Malcolm

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    Shute was, according to the ORB, the sole occupant of DX116.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Hi Henk,
    Typhoon Ib DN446 was flown by Capt. Geoffrey N. Wickner, the post-war owner of the Halifax Mk.III, NR 169, "Waltzing Matilda".

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    Mojmir

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    Henk, I have the pilot of Beaufort L9884 as being a E B Hall, sadly I don't know his rank.

    Any advance on this I would be interested in. regards Rich

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    Hi Rich,

    First Officer Edgar Bernard Harold HALL ATA.

    Col.

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    Thanks all for this excellent info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Col, many thanks, much appreciated as ever, Rich

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    Henk

    AC2 William J. Griffiths : Forres, Moray, Scotland

    AC2 Robert Roberts McSwan aged 26 : N.B. died 9 March 1942 : Townhead, Glasgow.

    Best wishes

    Douglas

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    Thanks Douglas. I was looking for AC2 Robert McSWAN - 1343751, who lies buried Cambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery, Lanarkshire. He hailed from Lightburn, Cambuslang and died 9th March 19 "4 3" (not 1942) !. Townhead, Glasgow, maintained ?
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