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    Default 430626 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 27-6-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Alfred E. BRITAIN - 1200172 - age 32;
    AC1 James HOPWOOD - 1549818 - buried Salford (Agecraft) Cem., Swinford & Pendlebury, Lancashire (listed by CWGC as 179 Sqn; numbering doubtful as 179 Sqn was based at Gibraltar);
    ACW1 Violet O.W. McVITTIE - 461329, and
    AC1 Albert RUSSELL - 1011753 - age 29.

    B - Nor found in Flight Global:
    Cpl Thomas C. EASTHAM - 862591.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Tiger Moth II - T7796 - RAF Eastleigh - crashed on landing Eastleigh.
    Martinet I - HN956 - 289 Sqn - flew into ground 1¼ mile W of Turnhouse.

    D - Also looking for info on the death of:
    AC2 Robert COWANS - 1193854 - commemorated Runnymede Panel 171 but found listed in Casualty Communiqué 281 (Flight 16-9-1943) as DOAS. GRO lists him as "HM T.61" (Her majesty Tender 61 ??).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Default 430626 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 26-6-1943

    Title of thread incorrect - should read 26th June 1943 !
    Don't know how to amend.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    LAC Alfred E. BRITAIN - Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
    AC1 James HOPWOOD - Barnstaple, Devon
    ACW1 Violet O.W. McVITTIE - Stafford, Staffordshire
    AC1 Albert RUSSELL - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire.
    Cpl Thomas C. EASTHAM - Southampton, Hampshire (T7796?)

    AC2 Robert COWANS - HM Troopship 61?

    Malcolm

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    Dear Henk,

    Martinet HN956 was lost due to an unauthorised flight, Flying Officer LAWRENCE, Norman Anthony (88855) slightly injured.

    Hope this helps.

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Thanks Malcolm & Tim.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello

    LAC Alfred E. BRITAIN - 1200172 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Barnsley Hall Emergency Hospital, Bromsgrove. The Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 65 M.U.

    Regards

    Simon

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