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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 29-7-1940

    What caused the death of:

    P/O (Pilot) Brian H. BLACK - 90139 - killed on active service (Flight Global), buried Upavon Church Cem., Wiltshire (UK5306), and

    P/O (Pilot) Geoffrey E. MOON - 82169 - can't find his name in the Flight Global archives, however buried same cemetery as P/O Black (Upavon).

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Battle I - N2185 - 7 FTS - crashed on approach Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.
    Hector I - K8131 - SAC - crashed on take-off Old Sarum.

    Tutor I - K3287 - CFS - flew into ground near Chilmark, Wiltshire (what may have been the aircraft I'm looking for).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    There are deaths of both of your names registered at Mere, and there is such a place about 15 Kms W of Chilmark in Wiltshire so it might point to both of them being killed in the Tutor.
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks Dick; will amend my files.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    P/O (Pilot) Brian H. BLACK - 90139 - the National Probate Calendar records the following:

    BLACK Brian Henry of Central Flying School Upavon, Wiltshire died 29 July 1940 at Manor Farm, Chilwark near Salisbury.

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    Hello,

    Re: 90139 P/O (Pilot) Brian Henry BLACK RAF(AAF).

    Footballer Killed - London, August 1, 1940.

    Pilot Officer B. H. Black, of South Africa, who has been killed on active service, was a former English Rugby international, and toured New Zealand with British teams.
    Black was one of the most versatile athletes of his generation. He won the South of France squash rackets championship and represented England in the Bobsleigh team which won the world's championship.

    http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article40926162

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 1st October 2017 at 07:16.

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