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    Default 430614 - Unaccounted airmen - 14-6-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Jack S. BOYD - 1507988, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Arthur J. GREATBATCH - 1577478.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    AC1 John D. GOOD - 1775230;
    P/O (Pilot) Peter MILLNER - 136855, and
    Cpl Ernest S. ROBINSON - 850299 - age 39 - 914 (Balloon) Sqn (Northfield).

    C - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Derek A.K.F. HYDE - 927237, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Myrddin S. KEMP - 591729.

    D - Died on active service:
    LAC George LOTHERINGTON - 1213057, and
    LAC Francis P. MATTHEWS - 1446169 - age 37.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Beaufighter IC - T3321 - 9 (C)OTU - crashed on overshoot Crosby.
    Beaufighter II - V8165 - 54 OTU - crashed on take-off Charterhall.
    Beaufighter IIF - R2278 - 132 (C)OTU - crashed on overshoot East Fortune.
    Hurricane I - N2457 - 55 OTU - crashed in forced landing at night Longtown, Cumberland.
    Oxford II - P8968 - 6 (P)AFU - collided with Oxford I HN724 and crashed Macaroni Down Farm, near Bibury, Gloucestershire.
    Tiger Moth II - N9348 - 25 (P)EFTS - crashed on overshoot Hucknall.
    Hurricane X - AF956 - 59 OTU - crashed on take-off mile NW of Milfield.
    Master II - AZ811 - 17 (P)AFU - flew into ground Three Holes Bridge, Wisbach, Lincolnshire (already as a casualty on this a/c: P/O [Pilot] J.C. GREENWOOD - RCAF J/23230).
    Oxford I - HN724 - 6 (P)AFU - refer to Oxford P8968.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,

    Sgt (Pilot) Myrddin Spencer KEMP RAF 591729, was killed when Hurricane X AF956 suffered engine failure after take-off from Milfield.

    http://www.milfield.org.uk/post-war.htm

    Col.
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    Hi Henk
    Boyd,22 and Greatbach,22 registered at Cirencester,Gloucestershire which could connect them to the Oxford collision at Bibury
    Robinson,39, registered at Rotherham,W Yorkshire
    Hyde,21, registered at Scilly which covers a group of islands off the tip of Cornwall
    Kemp,21, registered at Northumberland N 1st,which includes Milfield
    None of the rest came up on the register
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    Henk,
    Lotherington and Matthews both died at RAF Charterhall on the Scottish borders, at 18.00hrs, both with compound fractures of skull and multiple injuries. Deaths registered at nearby Fogo/Berwick.
    Lotherington listed as Flight Mechanic "A"
    Matthews listed as Flight Mechanic "E"
    Alan.
    Last edited by AlanW; 16th September 2010 at 14:01.

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    Typo on Millner Henk, P/O Peter Miller age 22, listed KOAS in same magazine as Kemp.
    Possibly in Scotland, Athelstaneford district, East Lothian.

    There is a LA/C. D. J. Good; listed DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON
    ACTIVE SERVICE is the previous casualty list, same issue. No other man on CWGC that would match, a difference in rank.

    Can't match Robinson in Flight magazine.

    I cannot see that Good is in Scotland. But... there is a

    Dickinson J Good age 27 listed in Grimsby district, Lincs.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks friends for all your valued info. Could it be possible that MILLER may have been involved in the accident with Beaufighter R2278 of 132 (C)OTU ? LACs LOTHERINGTON and MATTHEWS probably on an airtest with Beaufighter V8165 of 54 OTU or casualties on the ground by same aircraft and pilot survived ?
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    Henk,

    Beaufighter V8165, swung on take-off and hit Beaufighter R2303, which was refuelling. Both aircraft Cat 'E'.

    Col.

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    Henk,
    Just add to Dennis's post, Peter Miller, place of death, in the grounds of Gilmerton House, Drem. Death registered Athelstaneford, East Lothian. Usual residence given as RAF East Fortune.
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    Thanks Alan and Col for additional info; much appreciated.
    Regards,
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    I have Lotherington & Matthews killed refuelling R2303. I think this came from a book on Milfield.

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