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    Default 430330 - Unaccounted airmen - 30-3-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Bertram L. BAYLISS - 1149690 - 248 Sqn (Predannack, Cornwall);
    Sgt Horace BLACKBURN - 1351870;
    AC2 Ernest FEARNLEY - 1647356 - age 36;
    AC2 Oswald FRANKS - 1668333;
    AC2 George N. (In Flight no middle 'N') LITTLE - 169902, and
    AC2 Roland S. STEWART - 1568949.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    W/O Hubert J.W. HUCKSTEP - 517324 (death date also may have been 31-3-1943), and
    AC2 Willie MARSHALL - 1498366.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Magister I - T9387 - ATA TU - crashed on landing Ratcliffe.
    Beaufighter VI - JL542 - 304 FTU - crashed on landing Port Ellen.
    Master III - DL686 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Hopton Farm, Hodnet, Shropshire.
    Spitfire IV - AB313 - RAE - flew into ground Benson.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    AB313
    S/L R V Whitehead DFC

    During low circuit after take off a severe down current caused a wing to drop, colliding with a hut and crash at No.542 Sqn dispersal at 15:50 hrs killing F/L B J McMaster DFC and LAC T Bedford.

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    Thanks Ross; found him. Experimental flight from Farnborough !
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk
    Bayliss,38, registered at Kerrier, Cornwall(2nd Qtr '43)
    Blackburn,22, regiatered at Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
    Franks,20, registered at Trowbridge, Wiltshire(2nd Qtr '43)George N Little,40, registered at Blackpool,Lancashire(2nd Qtr '43), but be careful as I also found a George Little(no N),42, in 1st Qtr registered at Hereford
    Stewart,20, registered at Hereford
    Huckstep,30, registered at Bodmin, Cornwall(2nd Qtr '43)
    Marshall,22, registered at Rotherham, W Yorkshire
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    Thanks Dick for info on death registrations. 1st Quarter 1943 almost finished !
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    Sgt Horace BLACKBURN - 1351870 - burial records show that he died at Princess Reaney Hospital and also refers to Halton Camps Aylesbury.

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    Hi Martyn

    I can't find any reference to a Princess Reaney Hospital, Halton is Princess Mary's

    Malcolm

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    Hello

    AC2 George Nelson LITTLE - 1699082 - the Burnely Express of April 3rd 1943 reported the following:

    Padiham Aircraftman's Tragic Death
    The body of Aircraftman George Nelson Little, of 18, Cemetery Road, Padiham, was on Tuesday washed up by the sea at Blackpool. At the inquest at Blackpool on Thursday, a verdict of "Found drowned" was returned, the Coroner remarking that deceased's mind appeared to have disturbed.
    Aged 40, A.C. Little was well-known in Padiham, and for many years he had been employed as a grocery assistant at Messrs. Brennands. He was one of the first to volunteer for Civil Defence and became a warden. He should have appeared before a medical board on the morning of the tragedy.
    The funeral took place at padiham Cemetery yesterday.


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    Simon

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