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    Default 430308 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 8-3-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found in Flight Global:
    AC1 Taliesyn DAVIES - 612192 - age 23.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC1 Michael DEVLIN - 1504358 - 4023 Flt;
    AC2 Stanley E.S. FIELDEN - 1624171;
    LACW Madge E. LOVERING - 2021853, and
    AC1 Reginald D. PRIVETT - 1512138 - age 37.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses in case DAVIES was KOAS:
    Botha I - W5164 - 4 AGS - crashed on take-off Morpeth.
    Hurricane I - P3656 - 1449 Flt - crashed in forced landing St.Mary's, Scillies.
    Spitfire II.B - P8467 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing Waterside Farm, West Thurston, Northumberland.
    Beaufort I - DW951 - 301 FTU - flew into ground Myton Grange Farm, Myton-on-Swale, Yorkshire.

    Also names of surviving crew on beforementioned aircraft are very welcome.
    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Davies,23,registered in E Glamorgan
    Devlin,20, registered in Surrey South East
    Fielden,18, registered at Newton Abbott, Devon
    Privett,37, registered at Salisbury, Wiltshire
    Madge E Lovering,24, registered at N Kesteven, Lincolnshire
    Regards
    Dick
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    Henk,

    Re: Spitfire IIb P8467.

    Another Presentation Aircraft - 'FOLKESTONE & HYTHE'. (One of two so-named. The other was, Vb BM632)

    Spitfire IIb P8467:

    ... the aircraft returned to 57 OTU on 28 November (1942), to continue in the training role until 8 March 1943 when the engine failed and Sgt M P BOURBLIEU force-landed in a field at Water Side Farm, Thurston, Northants, without injury to himself. P8467 was declared Category E (write-off).

    See: Gifts of War/Boot & Sturtivant. p.140

    Col.
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    Thanks Dick & Col for your info.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk, regarding Beaufort DW951, extract from police report states that crew of four were all injured, no names however.

    regards Rich

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    Thanks Rich; 'the King looseth his right where nought is to be had' !
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    No problem. Will let you have owt if I find it in the future,

    Rich

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    Spitfire P8467 of 57 OTU
    Did not crash in Northants, it crashed at West Thirston Farm, Felton, Northumberland, 05/03/1943,
    This was due to engine trouble, the aircraft was damaged and the pilot was uninjured.
    The pilot was Sgt.M P BOURBLIEU. .

    Account taken from the Morpeth Police Occurrence Record Book

    regards

    Chris
    Last edited by Chris Davies; 23rd January 2011 at 16:56. Reason: typo

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    AC2 Stanley E.S. FIELDEN - 1624171 - death by misadventure, fell down a cliff at Goodrington whilst walking with two friends, he died in hospital the following day.
    (Western Morning News, 10 March 1943)

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    Hello

    LACW Madge E. LOVERING - 2021853 - the Lincolnshire Echo of March 17th 1943 reported the following:

    Waaf Jolted off Cycle Into Air
    "Death trap" was the term applied to Waddington Heath crossroads by a witness at the adjourned inquest on Acwm. Madge Evelyn Lovering, W.A.A.F., aged 24, who, it was stated, was flung into the air while cycling.
    She was pedal-cycling over the crossroads from Mere Road towards Branston Mere at 10.30 a.m. on March 8, when, in a collision with a car travelling on the main road towards Lincoln, she was thrown, and received severe injuries and concussion, succumbing the same day.
    The jury returned a verdict of "death by misadventure," adding a rider that the crossroads barrier obscuring vision of traffic on the Mere Road and on the main road from Sleaford should be removed.


    Regards

    Simon

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