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    Default 430602 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 2-6-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    F/O Edward B. BLACKBURN - 119203 - 295 Sqn (Holmsley South, Hampshire).

    B - Died on active service:
    LAC Arthur W. CLEAR - 1618016;
    Cpl Bernard A. JENKYN - 1601576, and
    LACW Norah SMITH - 436487.

    C - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) George R. DAWSON - 1393903 (from Brazil), and
    Cpl James A. McMAHON - 1084679.

    D - Not found in Flight Global:
    Sgt Lawrence MacDONALD - 531050;
    S/Ldr Hugh de Montmorency MIDDLETON - 28134, and
    AC1 Reginald G. WALKER - 1187482.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hurricane I - V6860 - 59 OTU - flew into ground Auchope, Morebattle, Kelso, Roxburghshire.
    Beaufort I - EL136 - 5 (C)OTU - crashed in forced landing Ballymacilbyle, 2 miles W of Aldergrove, Antrim.
    Master II - DK914 - 17 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Field Barn Farm, Gt.Cressingham, Norfolk (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/Sgt [Pilot] D.J. CLARKE - RAAF 414467).
    Master III - DL783 - SF Wittering - overshot landing home base.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Sgt L MacDonald was discovered in his quarters at Silloth (No.6 (C)OTU) with a self inflicted gunshot wound. His name was recorded as McDonald in the ORB.

    Hurricane V6860 was being flown by Sgt Dawson, the record book didn't have much to say, “Sgt Pilot Dawson killed in Hurricane crash.”
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    Hi Henk

    F/O Edward B. BLACKBURN - He was aboard Halifax DK122 according to Cummings
    LAC Arthur W. CLEAR - Shrewsbury, Shropshire
    Cpl Bernard A. JENKYN - Gloucester Central
    LACW Norah SMITH - Aylesbury (RAF Hospital, Halton?)
    Cpl James A. McMAHON - Deben, Suffolk
    S/Ldr Hugh de Montmorency MIDDLETON - Ashbourne (42 OTU?), CWGC has him as 6 Feb 1943 not 2 Jun?
    AC1 Reginald G. WALKER - Watford, Hertfordshire

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    Clarke is registered in Wayland district, Norfolk just for the record.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    I thought there was something familiar about Middleton, he appeared in the thread for the 6th Feb.

    There isn't anything in the 42 OTU records to suggest a connection but he is buried in Ashbourne Cemetery and was from the opposite end of the country.
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    Thanks all for your help. MIDDLETON was my failure; had him 430602 but also 430206 ! Age 35, DOAS and registered Ashbourne, Devonshire.

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    Ashbourne is Derbyshire.
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    Henk

    Sgt (Pilot) George Robert DAWSON - 1393903 : death registered at Morebattle, County of Roxburgh, Scotland. His body was found in Auchope in the parish of Morebattle. The CWGC site indicates he is buried in Kirknewton (St. Gregory) Churchyard in Northumberland in England which is about 15 miles from where his body was found.

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    Thanks Al & Douglas for correction and additional info.
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    Default Sgt. G R Dawson RAFVR Hurricane V6860 2nd June 1943

    Today at 12.35pm I located the exact location where V6860 crashed uncovering the fragmented remains of the aircraft.

    Can anyone provide contact details of the family, I understand he was from Sao Paulo, Brazil

    regards

    Chris

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