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    Default 430615 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 15-6-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    Sgt (Pilot) Leslie A. CREENE - 1337499 - not found in Flight Globel.

    Sgt (Airgunner) Reginald F. HAYNES - 1205271 - 57 Sqn (Scampton, Lincolnshire - killed in action; may have been killed on an aircraft that safely returned to U.K.).

    ACW1 Kathleen M. LEWIS - 2008266 - died on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for Sgt Creene:
    Hurricane I - V6639 - 56 OTU - crashed on take-off 1 mile E of Kinnell.
    Master I - T8636 - 9 (P)AFU - crashed on overshoot Errol.
    Master I - N8073 - 55 OTU - crashed on take-off Longtown.
    Master III - W8941 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off Ternhill.
    Typhoon IB - DN557 - 59 OTU - crashed on take-off Milfield.
    Oxford I - MP412 - 3 (P)AFU - dived into ground Merry Hill Farm, Butcombe, Somerset (known that one airman was killed in this accident).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Again, there is a Sgt L A Greene listed KOAS in the Sep 9th Flight magazine, there is no such name on CWGC, I think this accounts for Sgt L A Creene. his death is registered in norton District, Yorkshire.

    This Norton district must be a shortened version of a long district name, there is a Norton Radstock district in Somerset, perhaps this might place him on Oxford MP412? Batcombe and Norton Radcliffe are not far from each other, 28 mins.

    Haynes Welton, Lincs, age 35

    K M Lewis in Northumberland South district.
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    V6639 was being piloted by a F/Lt William Brown Shimmons, recorded incorrectly in the ORB as 756687, LG has 85687. He was very seriously injured but seems to have survived and was transferred to A&SD Branch in 1944.
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    Hi Henk
    Your guess about Haynes may be a good one as the Welton district area where he is registered includes Scampton.As I am sure you have seen, Haynes is in Chorley Vol 9 but there is no a/c loss in the 1943 Vol, that includes his name, from a raid to Milan 15/16 June
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    Thanks friends for all your help.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    Sgt (Pilot) Leslie A. CREENE - 1337499 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 3 (P) A.F.U. His death is registered at Norton, Somerset, which, as suspected, links him to Oxford MP412.

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    Simon

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