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    Default Unaccounted airman - 1-8-1940

    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.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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