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    Hello,

    AUS414688 F/Sgt Mervyn Walter HUTCHINGS RAAF, of No.6(C)OTU, lost his life in an aircraft accident at Glencaird, Scotland, on 18-6-1943. He is buried in Kirkinner Cemetery. There are two other airmen buried in Kirkinner who also died on 18-6-1943, namely; 1294736 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) James Rowland ELLIS RAFVR, and 77455 F/Lt (Pilot) John Hubert WILLSHER RAFVR.

    Was there any connection between the deaths of Hutchings, Ellis and Willsheer? Any information on a 6(C)OTU loss on 18-6-1943 would also be appreciated.

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    Col.

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    Hi Col

    Storr states that Hutchings was killed along with 2 RAF personnel so it looks likely that they were connected

    Malcolm

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    Col/Malcolm

    Wellington VIII LA974 6 (C) OTU fhg Bargrennan, Newton Stewart

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    Thanks Dave

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    Col

    The Scottish Statutory Death Records record the three personnel you indicated were found on Glencaird Hill, Bargrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire on 18/6/43. The records also name Sgt. Hubert Hooson 1080080, P/O Douglas Frederic Carter 136186 and Sgt. Thomas Kenningley 744818 as being found at the same location on the same date. Service numbers are from the CWGC site.

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    DaveW/Malcolm & Douglas,

    Thanks a lot for your replies.

    I had seven names (the other was 1622374 LAC Clifford TUDOR RAFVR, but he was killed in Canada), and two aircraft (the other aircraft was 6(C)OTU Hudson V8975). V8975, I was able to rule out geographically, but I still was'nt sure.

    The unconfirmed report I had on the Bagrennan loss stated - Wellington I LA974 Silloth, 18-6-1943. Crashed on hillside 2.5 miles NNW of Bagrennan. 6 killed, bodies taken to Wigtown. I knew that LA974 was a Mk.VIII, but that was about all.

    What you have told me, helps make some sense of the above.

    Once again, thanks.

    Col.
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    Col,
    TUDOR was killed on Cornell FH790 of 23 EFTS based at Davidson, Saskatchewan. Collided with Cornell FH797 of same unit 1½ km from their homebase. LAC (Pilot u/t) Harry J. McCREA - RCAF R/181401 was killed on FH797 (both sole occupants).
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    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Thanks for the information on TUDOR. I only knew that TUDOR was buried at Davidson.

    Strange thing about the Wellington loss (LA974). I could not locate any of the names in Flight. I got my original seven names from The Times August 23, 1943 Casualty List, which listed them all as Killed on Active Service (+ 18-6-1943). Could you run a check on that please, would be interesting to see if they are in Flight.

    Thanks.

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    Col,
    CARTER, ELLIS, HOOSON, KENNINGLEY and WILLSHER in Casualty Communiqué No. 272, Flight 2-9-1943 page 270.
    HUTCHINGS in Casualty Communiqué No. 274, Flight 9-9-1943, page 296.
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    Henk,

    I appreciate that.

    When I was entering the names in FlightGlobal, I not only used the seven names I had but several others that were mentioned in the same Casualty List, but in different categories. not one came up! And I used uncommon names, like SANTLEY, GILLANDERS, OUSLEY etc. A minor mystery.

    Thanks for your help.

    Col.

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