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    What caused the death of P/O (Pilot) Alfred BAILEY - 40976 - 22 Sqn (Beauforts/North Coates), buried Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cem., Hampshire (UK4826).
    Can't find his name in the Flight Global archives; no proposed aircraft loss for this day.
    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk

    full details here

    http://www.gosport.info/History/Anns_Hill_Cemetery_War_Graves_/Anns_Hill_Cemetery_War_Graves_/anns_hill_cemetery_war_graves_2.html

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    Hi Henk,

    Bailey was killed in a flying accident at TDU.

    He was flying Vildebeest IV, K6408 from Gosport.

    Sucessfully demonstrated dropping a torpedo in the new way. Took off to repeat the demonstration but using the old way, stalled and hit the sea 1 mile north north east of Ryde Pier, Isle of Wight. Both Bailey and his observer were killed.

    I have yet to seek an identity for the observer.

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    Hi Henk
    There is a death of an Alfred Bailey age 26 registered at Gosport in the 3rd Qtr of 1940. As he is buried there he might have died at home , but there is the RN Hospital Haslar at Gosport as well so it could have been accident or illness. Haslar is a long way from N Coates
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ross_McNeill View Post
    Hi Henk,


    I have yet to seek an identity for the observer.

    Regards
    Ross
    Ross

    See the link to Ants Hill Cemetery
    Civil Scientist Killed was named H. Dawson Aircraftsman Class 2 E.S Budd or is it Rudd ?? Survived

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    Harry Dawson

    Who gets 2 mentions in CWGC!!!!

    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=3168809
    http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=3113170

    Second one has wrong date!

    So only mystery now is Rudd or Budd

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    http://www.davidsiddall.com/testflyingmemorial/1939-45.htm


    Has Budd killed - Obviously not true!

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    Thanks gents for all your help.
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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Thomas Henry Williams 948463 was fatally injured in the crash of Avro 504 AX871 when it crashed taking off from RAF Hawkinge, one other airman and the pilot survived

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    Default 400801 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-08-1940

    Hello,

    400801 - Unaccounted Airmen - 01-08-1940

    From Henk's List -

    UK
    WILLIAMS, Thomas Henry - AC2c - 948463 - RAFVR.
    Woodchurch (Holy Cross ) Churchyard, Birkenhead, Cheshire.
    Avro 504N - AX871 - RAF Hawkinge.

    From CWGC -

    AUSTRALIA
    HOPGOOD, Harry Thomas - P/O - 683 - RAAF.
    Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium, New South Wales, Australia.
    MONTEROLA, Vincent Charles - Sgt - 2504 - RAAF.
    Richmond ( St. Peter ) Anglican Cemetery, New South Wales, Australia.
    These two airmen were crew of Wirraway - A20-17 - 22 Sqn - RAAF.

    BELGIUM
    DEFOSSE, Leon - Sgt - 1299996 - RAFVR.
    Brussels Town Cemetery, Belgium Airman's Field of Honour, Brussels Capital Region, Belgium.
    Blenheim I - L1308 - 5 OTU.

    EGYPT
    GOODGER, Stanley Richard - NA1c - C/FX.77505 - HMS Eagle - RN.
    Alexandria (Chatby) Military War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
    Swordfish - serial ? - 824 Sqn FAA - RN.

    FRANCE
    NOKES-COOPER, Benjamin - F/O - 77362 - RAFVR.
    Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France.
    DREW, Peter Edward - Sqn/Ldr - 26199 - RAF.
    Biville Churchyard. Manche, France.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim I - N3601 - 236 Sqn.

    DAVIS, David Henry - P/O - 44271 - RAF - AFM - 2 MiD.
    St. Valery-Ex-Caux Franco-British Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
    MORGAN-WELD-SMITH - Reginald Gilbert Squarey - Wng/Cdr - 05224 - RAF - MiD.
    St. Pierre-En-Port Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
    PRYDE, Peter - Sgt - 551852 - RAF.
    Veules-Les-Roses Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - L8792 - 59 Sqn.

    NETHERLANDS
    BARROW, Victor St.George - Sgt - 542271 - RAF.
    GOODE, John Douglas - P/O - 40691 - RAF.
    WILL, Ernest Alexander - Sgt - 580929 - RAF.
    These three airmen were crew of Blenheim IV - R3898 - 114 Sqn
    BELL, Brian Stallard - P/O - 40663 - RAF.
    Hampden I - P4383 - 50 Sqn
    These four airmen all rest at Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands.

    TUNISIA
    ROBINS, John Rumney - Lt(A) - HMS Ark Royal - RN
    Medjez-El-Bag War Cemetery, Tunisia.
    Swordfish - P4273 - 810 Sqn - FAA - RN.

    UK
    BAILEY, Alfred - P/O - 40976 - RAF.
    Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery, Hampshire.
    Vildebeest - K6408 - 22 Sqn.

    BAKER, Sydney Nevil - Sgt - 645894 - RAF.
    Dordon (St.Leonard) Churchyard, Warwickshire.
    DAY, Oswald George - Sgt - 742004 - RAFVR.
    Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery, Leicestershire.
    RHODES, George William - AC2c - 996999 - RAFVR.
    Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery, Yorkshire.
    THEVENARD, George Holland - F/O - 70668 - RAFVR.
    Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard, Oxfordshire.
    These four airmen were crew of Hereford - L6067 - 16 OTU.

    FARMER, Edward Deryck - Sgt - 565737 - RAF.
    Waddington (St. Michael) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    WOOD, Cyril Edward Thomas - Sgt - 638499 - RAF.
    Oxford (Botley) Cemetery, Oxfordshire.
    These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - L4085 - 44 Sqn.

    LONG, Brian Conway - Sgt - 580616 - RAF - MiD.
    MOSS, Brian Elwyn - F/O - 72027 - RAFVR.
    RADLEY, Thomas James - Sgt - 646336 - RAF.
    These three airmen rest at Binbrook ( St. Mary) Churchyard, Lincolnshire.
    They were crew of Battle - L5568 - 12 Sqn.

    EVANS, Christopher Douglas - Sgt - 617444 - RAF.
    Hampden I - P4383 - 50 Sqn.

    MILLER, William Elliott - Sgt - 742485 - RAFVR.
    TAILFORD, Donald - Sgt - 526290 - RAF.
    These two airmen were crew of Hampden I - P4383 - 50 Sqn.

    HEAD, Frederick Arthur Percy - Sgt - 902546 - RAFVR.
    McDONOUGH, Brian Martin - P/O - 42137 - RAF.
    These two airmen were crew of Blenheim I - R2774 - 236 Sqn.

    The five airmen named above are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.

    KESTIN, Ian Herbert - S/Lt(A) - HMS Raven - RNVR.
    Hurricane - P3155 - 145 Sqn RAF.

    CLARKE, Jack - PO(A) - FX.76313 - HMS Ark Royal - RN. (2nd August ?).
    TARVER, John Malcolm Maine - Lt(A) - HMS Ark Royal - RN
    These two Naval Airmen were crew of Swordfish - P4273 - 810 Sqn - FAA - RN.
    The three Naval Airmen named above are all commemorated on the Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.

    Alex
    Last edited by Alex Smart; 12th November 2021 at 23:41.

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