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    Default 430320 - Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 20-3-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found Flight Global:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Harold CLARK - 1023954.

    B - Died on active service:
    LACW Marjorie A. COLLIN - 892026 - 168 Sqn (Odiham, Hampshire);
    AC1 Victor DRINNAN - 1129773;
    Cpl Fred W. LONG - 917192 - age 43, and
    Cpl (WAAF) Doris E. SMITH - 421110.

    C - Killed on active service:
    LAC Frank E. HUGHES - 1394561;
    LAC (Pilot [u/t ?]) John G. STONEHAM - 1396881, and
    F/O (Pilot) Albert E. WHEELER - DFC - 50363.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter I - V8379 - 51 OTU - crashed on landing Cranfield.
    Beaufighter VI - X8004 - TFU - overshot landing at Defford.
    Oxford I - DF477 - RAFC - hit balloon barrage Mottrams Farm, Ash Bank, Crewe, Cheshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    you can exlude Beaufighter VI - X8004 from possible list:

    20/03/1943 Beaufighter X8004 of 406 Squadron swung on landing and the undercarriage collapsed at Defford. Pilot Sgt R B Robertson and civilian scientist Mr Willson were both
    OK.

    http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1943.htm

    BR

    Pavel
    Czechoslovak Airmen in the RAF 1940-1945
    http://cz-raf.webnode.cz

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    Henk,
    Wheeler, Stoneham, Hughes and Clark all at Crewe.
    Collin...Holderness.
    Drinnen...Wirral.
    Nothing on Long in Eng/Wales or Scottish register.
    Last edited by AlanW; 4th April 2010 at 09:45.

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    I missed this one when you first posted,

    I have an entry from the CNS ORB (at Cranage a few miles away from Crewe).

    March 20th 1943, Medical Section, 15:30 Hrs approx, In the course of this afternoon , two aircraft, one a Wellington from Lichfield and one an Oxford from Cranwell, crashed after hitting balloon cables at Crewe. All the occupants 8 from the Wellington and 4 from the Oxford, were killed. The bodies were transferred to this station on 21/3/43 and burial arrangements carried out from here.
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Thanks Al, Alan & Pavel.
    Alan: What about WAAF Cpl Doris SMITH ?
    Pavel: Info on surviving crew also very welcome (collect info on all allied [except USAAF] aircraft losses 39-47).
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    Just back from holiday in Northumberland so trying to catch up on the week's postings.

    Doris Smith registered in West Cheshire.

    Malcolm

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