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Henk Welting
9th March 2008, 13:33
What were the places of death registration for:

AC2 William A.J. CALLARD - 1156424, missing believed killed on active service (while engaged on non-operational flying duties or on the ground through enemy action), and

Cpl Edward WADE - 533272, not listed Flight archives.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day if one of them killed in an air crash:

Hector I - K8121 - SAC - crashed on take-off Old Sarum
Roc I - L3122 - Roc Flt - crashed on landing Odiham.

Regards and thanks for your help.

9th March 2008, 16:21
Both registered in Welton, Callard aged 26, Wade aged 23.

Henk Welting
10th March 2008, 13:03
Thanks Tom for your reaction. Where is Welton located and which RAF station may be in that area ? Strange that the death of the airmen is registered at Welton, where both are missing and commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial !!


10th March 2008, 13:56
Hi Henk
Welton is about 10 mls NNE of the city of Lincoln and comfortably in Bomber territory. From the map it looks as if Scampton is the closest Airfield. The Runnymede entry may simply be a sad reflection that they were known to have died after a rollcall was taken following an incident, but there were no identifiable remains, perhaps from being too close to a bomb explosion.

Henk Welting
10th March 2008, 15:10
Thanks Dick for the explanation. Added the info to the files.

17th July 2010, 20:18
Hi Henk,

I came across this website :-


This confirms a Bomb store explosion at RAF Scampton, killing Cpl Wade !


Henk Welting
18th July 2010, 11:29
Thanks Mark; annotations made.

Tony H
5th March 2016, 22:10
Another loss on this date

1305022 AC2 Alfred John Barnes (Age 32) Struck and killed by an unknown aircraft whilst on sentry duty at RAF Collyweston (no further details available) Buried in Hove New Cemetery, East Sussex. Trade NK

Tony H

Alex Smart
21st January 2022, 23:58

400829 - Unaccounted Airmen - 29 - 08 - 1940

From Henk's List -

BARNES, Arnold John - AC2c - 1305022 - RAFVR.
Hove New Cemetery, Sussex.
Blenheim I - K7092 - 23 Sqn.

CALLARD, William Andrew James - AC2c - 1156424 - RAFVR.
WADE, Edward - Cpl - 533772 - RAF.
These two airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
They were killed in a bomb dump explosion at RAF Scampton.

TAYLOR, Reginald Alfred - Air Mechanic (A)1c - L/FX.80797 - HMS Ark Royal - RN.
Gibraltar ( North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar.
Cause of death ?

From CWGC -

DUNKELS, Cedric Owen - P/O - 42822 - RAF.
Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany.
Hampden I - P4372 - 44 Sqn.

CUMMINGS, Sydney Edward - First Officer - ATA.
Putney Vale Cemetery and Crematorium, London.
Mohair III - AR666 - ATA.

DAVIES, William John - Sgt - 624095 - RAF.
Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery, Cheshire.
MEATHREL, Ian Frank - Sgt - 580298 - RAF.
Bromley Hill Cemetery, London.
SANDERS, Desmond Francois - Sgt - 759256 - RAFVR.
Glenavy Roman Catholic Churchyard, County Antrum, UK.
These three airmen were crew of Maryland I - AR704 - 22 Sqn.

BOTT,Norman Kelvin - Sgt - 742082 - RAFVR.
Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery, Leicestershire.
FLETCHER, Alexander William - P/O - 42828 - RAF.
Cumnor (St Michael) Churchyard, Berkshire.
HARRISON, Charles William Cavey Fleming - Sgt - 747970 - RAFVR.
Leeming (St.John the Baptist) Churchyard, Yorkshire.
STEEL, Alan - Sgt - 550484 - RAF.
Mexborough Cemetery, Yorkshire.
These four airmen were crew of Whitley V - N1489 - 102 Sqn.

HAMILTON, Harry Raymond (Canadian) - F/Lt - 39316 - RAF.
Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent.
Hurricane I - V6623 - 85 Sqn.

KIPPER, Joseph- GAF.
Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
Cause of death ?


24th January 2022, 04:32
Oblt Jost KIPPER Pilot of Bf 109E-1, Stffüh 4./JG 3. Shot down crashing at Johnsons Lodge Field, Green Farm, Hooe, Sussex


Andy Marden
5th February 2022, 14:51
Very minor point, Mohawk AR666 was a IV according to the relevant Air-Britain serials book:
AR630/AR634 Mohawk III
AR635/AR694 Mohawk IV

Alex Smart
5th February 2022, 20:18
Thanks Andy,
Mohair IV is correct, definitely was not a Mohair III :)
I just cannot seem to print out what I actually type, the tablet seems to change words at will.
All the best
Oops see what I mean, it did it again ....

Mohawk IV not Mohair III.

Maybe this time