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    Default 430411 - Unaccounted airmen - 11-4-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    AC1 Ernest KNOWLES - 976710 - age 22, and
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) William F. MARSHALL - 1576777,
    involved in accident 10-4-1943 ??

    B - Died on active service:
    W/O Alexander TURNER - 591059.

    C - Looking for GRO-listing for:
    F/O Lacombe A. McCOY - 130839 (from Dominica), and
    F/Lt Michael H.A. PHILLIPS - 84294,
    both names commemorated on the Malta Air Forces Memorial.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Magister I - P6400 - 2 FIS - crashed in forced landing West Caimbeg FLG, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.
    Master III - W8561 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off Chetwynd.
    Master III - DL767 - 430 Sqn - crashed in forced landing 1˝ mile SW of N.Cornelly, Glamorganshire.
    Proctor III - HM428 - 2 SS - crashed in forced landing Old Hayward Farm, near Hungerford, Berkshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Marshall died of injuries resulting from the crash of Anson EG361 on Lord's Seat near Keswick in the Lake District.

    The following are the entries from the 5 AOS Record Book

    April 8th 1943, “Anson EG305 piloted by Sgt Robinson and Anson EG361 piloted by Sgt Motby reported missing.”

    April 8th 1943, SSQ, “Anson aircraft G3 & D3 reported missing.”

    April 11th 1943, “Anson EG361 located, all crew killed.”

    April 11th 1943, SSQ, “Information received to the effect that Anson aircraft D3 discovered 10-4-43 in Cumberland hills near Keswick. All occupants received multiple injuries resulting in death, except Sgt Marshall who died at 08.00 hrs 11-4-43 after transfer to Civil Hospital.”

    And this is from the No.2 (O)AFU ORB

    April 10th 1943, SSQ, “##### the 14.00 hrs detail on Thursday 8.4.43 was reported found on Lords Seat Hill, 8 miles N.W. of Keswick. F/O Crane proceeded in the ambulance to the spot arrived at 23.00 hrs. Of the crew of five, one man, 1576777 Sgt Marshall, W. was found to be still alive and he was removed to Keswick Cottage Hospital, where he died next day at 8.55 hrs, from fractured skull, shock & exposure. The remaining four members of the crew, J14740 P/O Finbow H. R118358 P/O Duff R.A. 934034 Sgt Cooney J. 657929 Sgt Motby H. had all died instantaneously their bodies, together with that of Sgt Marshall were removed to RAF Millom for disposal.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Hi Henk
    Marshall,20, registered at Cockermouth,Cumberland
    Knowles not in England and Wales ,he was taken home to Aberdeen for Burial
    Turner not on the register
    Regards
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    Henk

    AC1 Ernest KNOWLES 976710 - age 22 : registered Dumfries, County of Dumfries, Scotland.

    W/O Alexander TURNER 591059 - age 23 : registered Morningside, City of Edinburgh, Midlothian.

    Douglas

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    Thanks friends for your support.
    Al: I had EG361 on file with the names of MOTBY, DUFF, FINBOW and COONEY. CWGC has for Cooney death date 9-4-1943; buried Whitechurch Church of Ireland Churchyard, Co. Wexford, Irish Republic.
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    Probably overlooked by the faithful visitors of this forum (message # 1):

    Looking for GRO-listing of:
    F/O Lacombe A. McCOY - 130839 (from Dominica), and
    F/Lt Michael A. PHILLIPS - 84294,
    both missing 11-4-1943 and commemorated on the Malta Air Forces Memorial.

    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    McCoy and Phillips - both 51 OTU

    Malcolm

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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolm_raf View Post
    Hi Henk

    McCoy and Phillips - both 51 OTU

    Malcolm
    Doubtful Malcolm, as 51 OTU was based in UK at that time.

    Henk.

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    I agree Henk, but that's what they are listed as in the GRO lists.

    However, I the past I have seen personnel listed in these lists as being with a UK based OTU when lost on ferry flights to the Middle East so perhapd they had been at 51 OTU and were ferrying an aircraft

    Malcolm

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    Bingo Malcolm - found following aircraft in latest edition AB Serials DA100-DZ999:
    51 OTU - Mosquito NF.II - DZ703 - missing 11-4-1943 on ferry flight from Malta
    Regards,
    Henk.

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