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    Default 430607 - Unaccounted airmen - 7-6-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Reginald W. HUGHES - 1318897.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    P/O (Pilot) Stuart A. MACDUFF - 160005 (from S.Africa).

    C - Died on active service:
    AC2 (Flight: LAC) William ROSS - 1790123 - 80 Wing - Aldenham Lodge Hotel, Radlett, Hertfordshire (Radio/Radar & Radio Counter Measures Work).

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Hurricane I - W9120 - 59 OTU - crashed in forcfed landing Easington Grange Farm, near Belford, Northumberland.
    Master I - N8047 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Meir airfield.
    Oxford II - R6388 - 1 (P)AFU - dived into ground near Ramsbury (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt K.W. DEACON - RAAF 417055).
    Tiger Moth II - N6788 - 10 FIS - flew into ground Beech Hill, near Reading, Berkshire.
    Whitley V - Z9419 - AFEE - crashed in forced landing near Sherburn-in-Elmet.
    Hotspur II Glider - HH125 - 3 GTS - crashed on take-off Stoke Orchard.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,
    Hughes and Macduff both Wantage.
    Ross, Aberdeen, Scotland, death caused by Coal Gas poisoning between 12.00 noon and 4.43pm, 7/6/43.
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    Henk

    The latest installment of AB Crash List has 'near Ramsbury' for TM N6788. I have an uncredited note that Compton Marsh Farm, Compton Beauchamp, near Ramsbury is the location, a place within the Wantage registration district (Hughes and MacDuff).

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    Kenneth W Deacon is registered in Marlborough distgrict, Wiltshire

    The KOAS Sgt R W Hughes you found in Flight magazine November 1943 is the Sgt R W Hughes died 21st August 1943.

    The Hughes and MacDuff ought to be listed in same KOAS list.
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    Thanks all for your help. Still have some problems for this date:

    Air Britain P1000-R9999 has for R6388: "15"(P)AFU - dived into ground near Ramsbury, 7.6.43; cause not known.
    Air Britain (Aeromilitaria) Summer Ed. 2010: "1"(P)AFU (what may be typo) near Ramsbury.

    Air Britain L1000-N9999 has for N6788: crashed during low flying practice near Beauchamp, Berks, 7.6.43; cause not known.
    Air Britain (Aeromilitaria) Summer Ed. 2010: flew into ground Beech Hill, near Reading, Berks.

    Still uncertain whether HUGHES and MACDUFF were on Oxford or Tiger Moth.
    Hughes found in Casualty Communiqué 300, Flight 4-11-1943 page 517 but couldn't find Macduff.

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    Gents,
    Where I see now that DEACON's death was registered Marlborough, Wiltshire; HUGHES and MACDUFF both at Wantage, the last-named must have been on TM N6788. That's how I will list them in my files.
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    That is what I was referring to Henk,

    that Sgt R W Hughes is the Sgt killed in August of 1943 I think.

    I'd expect to find Hughes and MacDuff published in Flight about September 1943.
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    Henk,

    RE: Oxford II R6388.

    See:

    http://www.ramsburyatwar.com/crashes/oxfordmanor.htm

    Col.

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    Henk, I have the pilots of Whitley Z9419 as being F/O T. Winnington and F/O S.J. Rane, both were uninjured. I've not looked into this incident any further as yet though.

    One to rule out for you.

    regards Rich

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    As ever thanks for your support.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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