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    Default 400702 - Unaccounted airman - 2-7-1940

    What caused the death of Sgt Harold PEARCE - 560875 - 44 Squadron, who died of wounds or injuries received on active service and listed in Casualty Communiqué Nr. 44 (Flight 1-8-1940 page 94). He lies buried Plot B Grave 232 of the Millom (St.George) Churchyard, Cumberland.
    His name is NOT in my Roll of Honour 44 Squadron.
    It's rumoured that he was killed on Magister L5947 but this aircraft was lost on 2-7-19"43" (Air Britain Aeromilitaria Autumn 2010 - control column of aircraft jammed during aerobatics by passenger's parachute; hit house at Bracebridge Heath in Lincolnshire).
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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    I can find 2 possible Harold Pearce(s) in the 3rd Qtr of 1940.One ,age 29(as CWGC) is registered at Lincoln,the right area for Bracebridge (?AB Date error) and the other ,age 30, registered at Warwick
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    L5947 date is wrong Crashed 2.7.40 while being flown between Finningley and Waddington 1 killed 1 seriously injured. Crash at Bracebridge Heath. It was on books of hq practice flight Waddington and soc 13.7.40 source is Miles Aircraft the early years by Peter Amos pub air Britain 2009

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    Thanks Dick & Paul for confirmation loss date Martinet L5947 being 2-7-1940.
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    Henk.

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