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    Default 430403 - Unaccounted airmen - 3-4-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Edward T. DAWSON - 1504557.

    B - Killed on active service:
    F/Lt (Flying Instr.) George P. HALL - 48840.

    C - Not found in Flight Global:
    AC1 Jack RATCLIFFE - 1546766.

    D - Died on active service:
    Cpl William RODGERS - 531772.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Defiant I - DR868 - 289 Sqn - crashed in forced landing on beach, Stevenston, Ayrshire.
    Defiant I - DR979 - 286 Sqn - bellylanded Weston-super-Mare.
    Defiant II - AA542 - 515 Sqn - hit balloon barrage HMS Ganges, Shotley, Suffolk (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/Sgt [WOp/Ag] H.P. MOULE - 626121, who baled out).
    Horsa I Glider - HG975 - 6 MU - crashed in forced landing on railway line 1 mile S of Kidlington.
    Martinet I - HP263 - 61 OTU - crashed in forced landing on beach, Prestatyn, Flintshire.
    Oxford I - DF465 - 11 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off at night 1 ile N of Shawbury.
    Oxford I - BG653 - 15 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off at night Greenham Common.
    Wellington I.C - DV727 - 7 (C)OTU - crashed on overshoot Limavady (already as casualties on this a/c: F/O [Pilot] E.H. SMITH - 111988 and Sgt [Pilot] R.G. COOPER - 1231921).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Dawson,21, registered at Wenlock, Shropshire. This might associate him with the crash of the Oxford at Shawbury but only if an attempt was made to take him to Cosford Hospital,otherwise Shawbury is a little far away
    Hall,35, registered at Crewe, Cheshire
    Rodgers,27, registered at Oxford.Could put him on the Horsa,HG975 at Kidlington. The airfield is now Oxford's Airport
    Didn't find Ratcliffe
    Regards
    Dick
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    According to Cummings in 'Though without Anger' there were no casualties in HG975

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    Henk

    AC1 Jack RATCLIFFE - 1546766 : aged 22 : Strathcathro, County of Angus, Scotland.

    Best wishes

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    Henk

    Hall possibly associated with Master W8507 at Wardle Bank, Calveley, which is in the Crewe reg. district. I have an uncredited note that another casualty was Haanes S.C.

    regards

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    Henk,

    Re: Oxford I BG653 - 15 (P)AFU.

    I have on board this aircraft; AUS416412 Sgt Ronald Trevett CLARK RAAF. Probably solo, and injured. Location given as Newbury.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henk Welting View Post
    Defiant II - AA542 - 515 Sqn - hit balloon barrage HMS Ganges, Shotley, Suffolk (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/Sgt [WOp/Ag] H.P. MOULE - 626121, who baled out).
    Henk.
    Hello,

    Does anyone know the name of the pilot of the above Defiant ?

    Also, can someone confirm that F/Sgt Hugh Parmenter MOULE 626121 is the same AC1 H.P. MOULE who is mentioned in "The Battle of France Then and Now", as the only survivor of Lysander II L6885 which crashed at Vieux-Condé (France) on 16th May 1940 ? Pilot T.H. BORG-BANKS and air gunner LAC W.F. LAWES were initially buried near the wreck of their Lysander, later reburied in the communal cemetery. Was is common to have a crew of 3 in a army cooperation Lysander ? (I'm not talking about SD).

    TIA

    Joss

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    Martinet HP263 61 OTU , Non Fatal Crash although the Pilot wa Injured , Sgt GA Wells 1321767 (the G Could be a C 1180 hard to Read), Drouge towing , E/F at 200ft, Incorrect operation of fuel cockpit Levers .

    bw phill jones

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