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    Default 430608 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 8-6-1943

    What were the places of deathy registration for:

    A - Not found Flight Global:
    AC1 Randolph M. CRAWLEY - 1550823.

    B - Died on active service:
    F/Sgt Victor J. MORRIS - RAAF 404873;
    LACW Joyce P. MOSEY - 2005676;
    F/Sgt John F. NICHOLSON - 354160 - 952 (Balloon) Sqn (Sheerness), and
    AC2 George RULE - 1699812.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter IIF - R2455 - 54 OTU - crashed on landing Charterhall.
    Henley I - L3250 - 1 AACU - crashed on landing Weston Zoyland.
    Master I - N7764 - RAFC - collided on approach with Oxford BG558 at Cranwell.
    Oxford I - BG588 - RAFC - crashed Cranwell South, refer to Master N7764.
    Tiger Moth II - R4853 - 14 EFTS - collided with Tiger Moth R4967 and crashed Stag House Farm, Market Bosworth, Leicestershire (R4967 could land safely).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Randolph Crawley, no middle initial age 21 in Towcester district, Northamptonshire

    morris is recorded in the index as James V Morris Northallerton district, Yorkshire, based upon the following
    Morris A705 file title mentions - "Place - Northallerton, UK; Date - 8 June 1943"
    The Nominall Roll lists his unit as '1659 Communications Unit '

    This should be 'AIR 29/613 No. 1659 Conversion Unit, Leeming and Topcliffe' perhaps?

    Joyce P Mosey and John F Nicholson age 52, both in Aylesbury Buckinghamshire, note same district as Standing on June 9th.

    George Rule Amounderness district, Lancashire
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    Henk,

    RE: Beaufighter IIF - R2455 - 54 OTU

    I believe the pilot of R2455 was AUS409635 Sgt Stanley James WILLIAMS RAAF. I don't know the extent of his injuries. The incident is described elsewhere as; heavy landing, undercarriage collapse. Williams went on to serve with No.456 Sqn RAAF. There is a short biography of Williams in 'Those Other Eagles'. Shores pp.648-9.

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    Henk.

    Regarding F/Sgt Morris. Because he died in Northallerton or the immediate area could I suggest that he may have died in the Friarage Hospital which was used for military casualties at the time. I also have a note that he died from an illness but I can't remember where that came from.

    Just catching up on your posts of the last couple of weeks, regards Rich

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    Thanks friends for your help; was busy with other things and apologize the belated reaction.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    A bit late but just to confirm Rich Allenby's post

    AWM Roll of Honour - Victor James Morris gives:
    Cause of death: Illness

    Source: AWM148 Roll of Honour cards, 1939-1945 War, Air Force

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    Henk,

    On the 8th June 1943, AUS404873 F/Sgt Victor James MORRIS RAAF, an observer, reported sick at 1700 hours having had a headache for 8 hours which was progressively getting more severe. He was admitted to hospital and died at 2330 hours. A post mortem revealed an Extradural Haemorrhage caused by a fractured skull.

    Storr, with corrections.

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    Thanks Col & Jonny for this much appreciated and worthwhile info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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