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    Default 430414 - Unaccounted airmen - 14-4-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    W/Cdr (Flight: S/Ldr) Eric C. CORKE - 70141 - age 41;
    Cpl Bernard HARWOOD - 615218;
    Cpl Charles E. HOLMES - 1437869 - age 33;
    LAC Donald C. KNATCHBULL - 1258656, and
    Sgt Robert H.M. THOMAS - 505394.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC (Pilot u/t) Robert A. COZENS - 1320723.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter I - T4632 - 51 OTU - crashed on overshoot Cranfield.
    Beaufighter II - V8206 - 54 OTU - abandoned during night Drydens Farm, near Selkirk.
    Blenheim I - L1508 - 12 (P)AFU - crashed on approach at night on railway 1 mile S of Grantham, Lincolnshire.
    Botha I - L6266 - 11 RS - overshot landing Hooton Park.
    Magister I - T9682 - CF Woodley - crashed in forced landing Woodley Stratfield Saye, Berkshire.
    Master I - T8687 - RAFC - crashed on take-off near Slate House Farm, Ancaster, Lincolnshire.
    Tiger Moth II - DE667 - 1 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Capel, near Tonbridge, Kent.

    D - Also looking for cause of death of:
    Sgt Harry BATEMAN - 657523 - 221 Sqn (Luqa, Malta) - reported "Missing believed killed in action' , commemorated on the Malta Air Forces Memorial, and reported in Casualty Communiqué 247, Flight 1-7-1943 page 25 (can't find a matching Wellington serial number - also refer to Sgt R. HENDERSON - 1379032 in thread for 15-4-1943).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Corke,41, registered at Manchester
    Harwood,22,registered at Christchurch, Hampshire
    Holmes,33, registered at Epping, Essex
    Knatchbull,22, registered at Romford, Essex
    Thomas,44, registered at Sunderland, then Co Durham
    Regards
    Dick

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    Henk

    Cozens at Sleaford, T8687?

    regards
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    Thanks Dick & Dave.
    Dick: Who was on Blenheim L1508 ?
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Sorry Henk
    I took a note from Warner on L1508 and forgot to post it. The solo pilot ,who was injured ,is given as F/O W Sprinkle
    Regards
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    Hello

    W/Cdr (Flight: S/Ldr) Eric C. CORKE - 70141 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Christies Hospital, Wimslow Road, Withington, Manchester.

    LAC Donald C. KNATCHBULL - 1258656 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Rush Green Emergency Hospital, Romford.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to John Alfred Zakem R 171111, he died of broncho pneumonia

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Robert Henry Malcolm Thomas 505394 , attached to 62 OTU , was admitted dangerously ill to Sunderland Royal Infirmary on 13 April in a uraemia coma, where he died the following day of a cereberal heamorhage

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    1437869 Corporal Charles Edward (or Edwards) HOLMES

    The death of Corporal Holmes on 14 April 1943 was reported in the Diss Express on 16 April using terms--'suddenly' and 'while on [active] service'--normally used for non-combat deaths. A family tree on Ancestry reports that he 'died on the parade ground during training', a cause of death for which these terms would certainly have been used.

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