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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 4-8-1940

    What caused the death of the following airmen, both killed on active service (Flight Global):

    P/O Kenneth G. BISHOP - 81738, buried Leek Cem., Staffordshire (UK6547), and

    F/Lt James W. RADBONE - 70558, remains cremated Charing (Kent County) Crematorium.

    Proposed aircraft loss for this day:
    Blenheim I - L1356 - 23 Sqn - crashed on landing at Wittering.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    No injuries reported on L1356 according to Warner's Blenheim

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    Though this site gives a short biog of Bishop it doesn't give the aircraft or any other specific details:

    http://www.leektowncentre.com/in%20name%20only%20chapter%204.html

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    Hi Henk
    There are recorded deaths that correspond to both these men in 3rd Qtr of 1940 and both at Medway. The article that Amrit posted has Bishop as dying in a flying training accident in the S of England but does not say where or which a/c. It seems possible that Radbone died with him. I believe the Medway area is that in Kent named after the river that feeds into the Thames Estuary but the name Medway does occur in other counties.
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    Henk

    Magister L8348 16 Group Comms Flight crashed at Luton, Chatham on this day

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    Thank you Dave, much appreciated.
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    Radbone confirmed by F1180 as pilot in command of Magister L8348. 2 fatalities so Bishop as well.

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