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    Default 430311 - Unaccounted airmen - 11-3-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    Cpl John A. FIELD - 1151753 - age 23;
    Sgt Lionel HERRIDGE - 511380 (listed CWGC as 965 [Balloon] Sqn, however this unit was disbanded in January 1943 and not reformed before 1-9-1944), and
    Cpl George S. WISE - 1198914 - age 42.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    Cpl William E. ORCHARD - 970565.

    C - Also looking for unit and possible aircraft info of following airmen commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial and reported in Casualty Communiqué 229, page 486 of Flight Global 6-5-1943 as 'Missing believed killed in action':
    Sgt Adrian G.E. CLARKE - 1320711 - Panel 145;
    Sgt Derek FITZMAURICE - 1029364 - Panel 149;
    Sgt Leonard C. KEMP - 1382874 - Panel 155, and
    Sgt John A.R. WARE - 1315385 - Panel 168.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hurricane I - L2070 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing Sandhill House, 1 mile SE of Annan, Dumfries.
    Master I - T8393 - 17 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Hepworth, Norfolk.
    Master I - T8679 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Racecourse Farm, near Bridgnorth, Shropshire.
    Master III - W8446 - 16 (P)FTS - crashed on landing Tollerton.
    Oxford II - X7236 - 19 (P)AFU - abandoned in snowstorm 12 miles S of Elgin, Morayshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    The four missing personnel were with No.5 (C)OTU.

    March 11th 1943, “At 08.05 Beaufort AW275 with Sgt Ware, pilot, Sgt Clark, Nav.B, Sgt Kemp, Sgt Fitzmaurice WOP/Ags took off on navigation exercise and were at approx 11.20 estimated to be near Stornoway. A signal was received at 13.38 that being the last heard of them. Presumed missing in sea.”
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    Hi Henk

    Cpl John A. FIELD - 1151753 - age 23 - not Eng/Wales
    Sgt Lionel HERRIDGE - 511380 - Bridgend, Glamorgan
    Cpl George S. WISE - 1198914 - age 42. - not Eng/Wales
    Cpl William E. ORCHARD - 970565. - Lancaster, Lancashire

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    Henk

    Cpl. John A. Field : District of Dunrossness, Shetland

    Cpl. George S. Wise : District of Killearn, Stirling, Scotland

    Best wishes

    Douglas

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    Thanks friends for this prompt and helpful response.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Default Death airman -day - 11-3-1943

    What were the place of death airman and aircraft for killed on active service:
    F/O PIERS Arthur William Jarvis (115435) - pilot 246 Sqn RAF
    Sgt HILL Thomas Bryan (655059) - obs 246 squadrony RAF
    aircraft loss D.H.Mosquito Mk.II - ????? (PS - ? )
    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Pavel (68 Sqn ).

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    Pavel

    both men are on Runnymede memorial, this indicates that they are their aircraft were lost, at sea perhaps, returning from a mission or on training. hence the fact that their remains were never found means that there is no place of death, no death registration.

    Both are also 264 Squadron per CWGC entries.
    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1800141
    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=1804361

    This website:
    http://www.dehavilland.ukf.net/_DH98%20prodn%20list.txt

    Gives one loss on this date, and for 264 Squadron

    DD661 NFII 264 Missing from night intruder mission to Rennes 11.3.43

    If you googled this or used the search function on this forum you would have found many previous threads and websites:
    http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?p=52723
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 29th September 2010 at 17:08.
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    Hi Dennis
    Thanks for your prompt reply.
    Regards Pavel (68 Sqn)

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    Hello

    Cpl John A. FIELD - 1151753 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 3.55 p.m. at Ness of Rewick, Dunrossness, death being due to drowning.

    Cpl George S. WISE - 1198914 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 12.00 midnight at Killearn Hospital, due to 'Peritonitis of unknown origin, secondary shock.'

    Regards

    Simon

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