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    Default 430415 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-4-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC1 Edward H. GODSELL - 1286070 - age 29, and
    AC2 Francis J. MASON - 1099357 (from N.Ireland).

    B - Killed on active service:
    F/O (Nav) Arthur S. HERRINGTON - 129594, and
    F/O (Pilot) Leslie H. HODGES - 128596.

    C - Not found in Flight Global:
    LAC William S.E. WALLINGTON - 919486 - age 25.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter IF - R2098 - 51 OTU - spun into ground Putnoe Wood, near Bedford.
    Beaufighter VI - JL566 - 9 (C)OTU - flew into ground Kirkbridge, near Cardurnock, Cumberland.
    Beaufighter VI - JL627 - 304 FTU - crashed on take-off Port Ellen.

    E - Also looking for cause of death of:
    Sgt Robert HENDERSON - 1379032 - 221 Sqn (Luqa, Malta) - in Casualty Communiqué 247 (Flight 1-7-1943, page 25) reported as 'Missing believed killed in action' and commemorated on the Malta Air Forces Memorial. (Can't find a matching Wellington serial number - also refer to Sgt H.N. BATEMAN in thread for 14-4-1943).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Godsell,29, registered at Wirral, Cheshire
    Herrington,29, registered at Wigton, Cumberland together with Hodges,22.It is the right area for JL566.
    Wallington,25, registered at Cambridge
    Mason not in England and Wales but I see he was from Londonderry and is buried there
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    The ORB confirms Hodges and Herrington for JL566.
    Alan Clark

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

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    Thanks Al & Dick for quick and helpful response.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Beaufighter IF - R2098 - 51 OTU - spun into ground Putnoe Wood, near Bedford.

    Been trying to unravel this one for a bit now.

    F1180 has sole fatality as F/O Dyer but no listing on CWGC.

    Turns out he was USAAF

    Dyer, Fred L, T120031

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    Hello

    AC2 Francis J. MASON - 1099357 - he is listed on the Will Calendar databse on the PRONI website, which has the following:

    Mason, Francis Joseph of 7 Glenview Street Londonderry, Aircraftsman [sic] Royal Air Force, died 15 April 1943 at Bann View Hospital, Coleraine, County Londonderry.

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    Default Re: 430415 - Unaccounted airmen - 15-4-1943

    Mason died as the result of a motorcycle accident, see facebook comment link for details

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