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Henk Welting
14th May 2008, 16:33
What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

AC2 Eric V. HORTON - 751162 - killed on active service.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Hart I - K5040 - 9 FTS - flew into ground Knockdown, 1 mile NW of Sherston, Wiltshire.
Hector I - K9726 - 30 MU - spun into ground Maddington Down, Wiltshire.
Hector I - K9733 - 6 FPP - crashed on landing Henlow.

Also look out for a confirmation that:
Sgt (Pilot u/t) Joseph A. HARTOP - 745668 - 607 Sqn,
was killed on Hurricane P3305 (607 Sqn - Drem, East Lothian); flew into ground 2 mile NE of Grangemouth, West Lothian.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

Dick
14th May 2008, 20:35
Hi Henk
Horton,30, is registered at Buckrose in E Yorkshire. Scotland is out of my reach
Regards
Dick

paulmcmillan
15th May 2008, 10:23
"
Sgt (Pilot u/t) Joseph A. HARTOP - 745668 - 607 Sqn,
was killed on Hurricane P3305 (607 Sqn - Drem, East Lothian); flew into ground 2 mile NE of Grangemouth, West Lothian."

Joseph A. HARTOP death is registered at Grangemouth in Stirlingshire - So yes it looks like he WAS on Hurricane P3305

Eddie Fell
15th May 2008, 10:39
Hi Henk

Can you check the date for E.V. Horton.

He was killed in an air raid on Driffield on 15 August 1940

Cheers

Eddie

Dick
15th May 2008, 10:56
Hi Eddie
Cwgc gives Horton as Dying on 15/11/40 and buried at Driffield Cemetery. I found him registered in the 4th Qtr of 1940, Aug would be the 3rd Qtr. It makes it possible that he was wounded in the Aug bombing ,and reported as a casualty, but died in Nov '40.
Regards
Dick

Eddie Fell
15th May 2008, 10:59
Hi Henk

The other RAF personnel killed in the air raid of 15/8/44 were

Bertram Ash (102 Sqn)
Arthur Sidney Daws (77 Sqn)
Harold Donkin (77 Sqn)
Kenneth Eic New (77 Sqn)
John William Morgan Windle (77 Sqn)
Marguerite Hester Hudson (WAAF)

Cheers

Eddie

Eddie Fell
15th May 2008, 11:16
Well spotted Dick

The daft thing is I looked at my photo of his Headstone before posting and still got it wrong!! You are correct - injured and died later (he is on the memorial stone on the airfield detailing those who died as a result of the air raid)

Eddie

Henk Welting
15th May 2008, 16:59
Eddie,
Thanks for info on casualties air raid Driffield 15-8-1940. Their names were in my files.
Donkin was wounded and dow 23-10-1940.
Also have as a casualty AC2 Eric OFFORD - 77 Sqn - 948296.
Regards,
Henk.

jonheyworth
17th February 2022, 12:15
Eric Vincent Horton 751162 , attached to RAF Driffield , died as a result of wounds sustained in an air raid

Alex Smart
22nd July 2022, 23:38
Hello,

401115 - Unaccounted Airmen - 15-11-1940

From Henk's List -

CANADA
MacDONALD, George Alfred - F/Lt - C/3156 - RCAF.
Edmonton (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.
Died in Hospital at Edmonton following an Operation.

SOUTH AFRICA
FOURIE, Ignatius Michael - Pupil Pilot - 103927 - SAAF - 75 Air School.
Thaba Tshwane (Old No.1) Military Cemetery, Gauteng, South Africa.
Death caused by a motorcycle accident near Swartruggens.

UK
JURKOWSKI, Jozef - Szeregowlec - P/781946 - PAF.
Baginton (St.John the Baptist) Churchyard, Warwickshire.
Died of injuries caused by a bomb hiting the Rialta Cinema in Coventry on the 14th. ( Henk had the date as being the 17th ).

COUSINS, Austin - AC1c - 653086 - RAF.
Clogherney Presbyterian Churchyard, County Tyrone, UK.
SIMS, Ernest Arthur - Sgt - 591057 - RAF.
Sandford-on-Thames (St.Andrew) Churchyard, Oxfordshire.
These two airmen were killed when an aircraft hit the accommodation Hut at RAF Aldergrove.

HORTON, Eric Vincent - AC2c - 751162 - RAFVR.
Driffield Cemetery, Yorkshire.
Died of wounds sustained in an Air Raid.

TULK, Charles Sidney - AC2c - 1258546 - RAFVR.
Chingford Mount Cemetery, Essex.
Killed when riding pillion on a motorcycle that ran into a lorry.

From CWGC -

ALBANIA
CHILDS, Eric Bruce - Sgt - 566516 - RAF.
STEWART, John George - Sgt - 566189 - RAF.
STOTT, Donald - Cpl - 526089 - RAF.
These three airmen rest at Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery, Albania.
They were crew of Blenheim I - L1120 - 30 Sqn.

BELGIUM
GAVIN, Charles Dennis - Sgt - 580393 - RAF.
MURRAY, Dennis - F/O - 41050 - RAF - DFC.
ROBSON, Thomas - Sgt - 939777 - RAFVR.
These three airmen rest at Brussels Town Cemetery, Brussels -Capital Region, Belgium.
They were crew of Blenheim IV - T1890 - 105 Sqn.

GERMANY
GREEN, Joseph Donald - Sgt - 551605 - RAF.
HAWXBY, Thomas William - Sgt - 63875 - RAF.
MAYBURY, John Gordon William - Sgt - 580719 - RAF.
PERKINS, Reginald Derek - F/O - 41201 - RAF.
These four airmen rest at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
They were crew of Hampden I - X2996 - 44sqn.

UK
EMPSON, Philip Thomas (India) - P/O - 42986 - RAF.
Hawkinge Cemetery, Kent.
GETHIN, John Edward - Sgt - 940885 - RAFVR
Shrewsbury General Cemetery, Shropshire.
These two airmen were crew of Lysander III - R9079 - 4 Sqn.

KULCZYCKI, Wlodzimierz - Kapral - P/780414 - PAF - 7 AACU
Hereford Cemetery, Herefordshire.
Fell off the back of an RAF lorry and later complained of a headache, a doctor attended and he was removed to Hospital where he died of Cerebral compression.

LAMBIE, William Gavin Mein - P/O - 42235 - RAF.
Nutfield Cemetery, Surrey.
PEARCY, Dennis Jack - Sgt - 903249 - RAFVR
Yeovil Cemetery, Somerset.
These twoairmenwerecrewofBeaufighterIf - R2084 - 219 Sqn.

INGERSENT, Frederick Leslie - Sgt - 553881 - RAF.
Bishopsworth (St.Peter) Churchyard, Somerset.
MILL, Ernest - Sgt - 740701 - RAFVR.
Forgan ( Vicarsford) Cemetery, Fifeshire.
OWEN, Emrys Edgar - Sgt - 551167 - RAF.
Pontypridd (Glytaff) Cemetery, Glamorganshire.
These three airmen were crew of Hudson I - T9338 - 224 Sqn.

GAUZE, Czeslaw - Porucznik - P/76809 - PAF.
Whyteleafe (St.Luke) Churchyard, Surrey.
Hurricane I - V6951 - 605 Sqn.

HARTOP, Joseph Argyle - Sgt - 745668 - RAFVR.
Caistor Cemetery, Lincolnshire.
Hurricane I - P3305 - 607 Sqn.

BUCKNELL, Ronald - Sgt - 742529 - RAFVR.
DALE, Sidney - Sgt - 651852 - RAF.
HASTE, Harry Scott - Sgt - 550065 - RAF.
McLOUGHLIN, Patrick Henry (Republic of Ireland) - Sgt - 581290 - RAF.
These four airmen are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
They were crew of Hampden I - L4057 - 83 Sqn.

DEAN, Edgar Albert - Sgt - 754574 - RAFVR.
Runnymede Memorial, Surrey.
Wellington Ic - T2509 - 115 Sqn.

BOSCHEN, Johnny- GAF.
ENGELKEN, Heinrich - GAF.
HAAS, Albert - GAF.
HEILIG, Franz - GAF.
HOECKENDORF, Walter - GAF.
MUTZL, Josef - GAF.
PIONTEK, Oskar - GAF.
WAGNER, Bernhard - GAF.
These eight German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
Cause of death ?

Alex

alieneyes
23rd July 2022, 00:20
CANADA
MacDONALD, George Alfred - F/Lt - C/3156 - RCAF.
Edmonton (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery, Alberta, Canada.
Died in Hospital at Edmonton following an Operation.

Operation was for an appendicitis. F/Lt MacDonald had just been appointed (16 October 1940) as Command Chaplain for No. 4 Training Command.

Born 1887, he had served as a padre in WWI (1916-18) going to France with the 54th Infantry Battalion.

Andy Marden
23rd July 2022, 13:01
BOSCHEN, Johnny- GAF.
ENGELKEN, Heinrich - GAF.
HAAS, Albert - GAF.
HEILIG, Franz - GAF.
HOECKENDORF, Walter - GAF.
MUTZL, Josef - GAF.
PIONTEK, Oskar - GAF.
WAGNER, Bernhard - GAF.
These eight German Airmen rest at Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.

From Kracker Archive:
Engelken and Mutzl were killed on 16 Nov 40 in the crash of He111H-2 5509/A1+LN of 5./KG53. More info here:
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/features/2020/11/16/memories-of-the-deadly-raider-which-came-to-stay/
Piontek was in the crew of Ju88A-5 6129/5J+ER of 7./KG4, shot down by ground fire at Manor Farm, Duggleby on 27 Oct 40 - he died of his injuries on 15 Nov 40.
Haas, Heilig, Hoechendorf and Wagner were crew of Do17Z 2798 of 9./KG76, shot down on a raid on London, crashing near Harlow, Essex.
I can't find Boschen's details.