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Henk Welting
16th May 2008, 16:53
What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

AC2 Reginald DARBY - 1306555 - killed on active service.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Blenheim IV - T2119 - 2 SAC - crashed on take-off Andover (P/O [Pilot] SIDDALL - o.k.)
Blenheim IV - T2321 - 2 SAC - crashed on overshoot 3 miles W of Thruxton (already as casualty on this aircraft: P/O William A.P. JONES - 43100).

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

Amrit
16th May 2008, 17:29
In both the Blenheims the two pilots named were sole occupants.

A

Dick
16th May 2008, 17:49
Hi Henk
Darby,19, is also registered in Birmingham
Regards
Dick

Lyffe
16th May 2008, 20:57
Hi Henk,

Not about this man, but I've PM'd you.

Brian

Henk Welting
17th May 2008, 09:18
Thanks dear friends. Darby probably may have been a casualty of an air raid on Birmingham 19/20-11-1940.
Regards en good weekend,
Henk.

jonheyworth
25th February 2022, 12:16
Reginald Darby 1306555, attached to SHQ at RAF Pembroke Dock was killed in an air raid whilst on leave in Birmingham

jonheyworth
19th April 2022, 20:26
Darby 1306555 , there is no location for his death in an air raid other than Birmingham

Alex Smart
6th August 2022, 01:38
Hello,

401120 - Unaccounted Airmen - 20-11-1940

From Henk's List -

UK
DARBY, Reginald - AC2c - 1306555 - RAF.
Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery, Warwickshire.
Killed in an Air Raid on Birmingham while on leave.

GREADY, Ronald Embleton - Cpl - 517052 - RAF.
West Wycombe (St.Lawrence) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.
Hit by a car during the blackout.

MAYGOTHLING, George John - Sqdn/Ldr - 10125 - RAF.
Harrow Cemetery, Middlesex.
Died in Harrow Hospital. Cause of death ?

JONES, James Evan - Lac - 541047 - RAF.
Llanfyllin Cemetery, Montgomeryshire.
Death caused by being run over by a car. Details ?

From CWGC -

GERMANY
HIDE,Kenneth John - P/O - 42408 - RAF.
MITCHELL, Anthony John (Tony) - Sgt - 641683 - RAF.
THIRD, Hugh William - Sgt - 802490 - RAF (AAF).
VINCE, Norman Eric - Sgt - 747717 - RAFVR.
WEBSTER, Goulden Oliver - Sgt - 740738 - RAFVR.
WHITWORTH, Harry - Sgt - 936540 - RAFVR.
These six airmen rest at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany.
They were crew of Wellington Ic - N2774 - 149 Sqn.

UK
ELLIOTT, Stanley Frederick - Sgt - 935731 - RAFVR.
York Cemetery, Yorkshire.
KERR, Archie Ronald - P/O - 79182 - RAFVR.
Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery, Cumberland.
OTTAWAY, Jack Frederick - Sgt - 528798 - RAF.
Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.
These three airmen were crew of Hampden I - X3023 - 44 Sqn.

JONES, William Arthur Phillips - P/O - 43100 - RAF.
Felinfoel ( Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Carmarthenshire.
Blenheim IV - T2321 - 2 SoAC.

HACKWOOD, Gerald Henry - P/O - 42217 - RAF.
Newtown (SS. Mary and John) Churchyard, Hampshire.
STORRIE, Alexander James - F/O - 43641 - RAF.
Lexden ( St. Leonard) Churchyard, Essex.
These two airmen were crew of Defiant I - N1626 - 264 Sqn.

HOARE - SCOTT, James Hammond - P/O - 87673 - RAFVR.
Frensham (St.Mary) Churchyard, Surrey.
Hurricane I - V7317 - 601 Sqn.

CHARNOCK, Dennis William - NA1c - FX.77516 - HMS Manchester - RN.
Lee-On-Solent Memorial, Hampshire.
Walrus - L2257 - 700 Sqn.

MAY, Peter - GAF
West Thorney (St.Nicholas) Churchyard, Sussex.
LIEBERMANN, Heinrich - GAF
Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
Cause of death ?

Alex

wwrsimon
6th August 2022, 10:10
Alex

JONES, James Evan - Lac - 541047 - the Glamorgan Advertiser of Decemebr 27th 1940 reported that he was knocked down at midnight on the road from Bridgend to Porthcawl by a car driven by 19 year old Pilot Officer James Arthur Young. He was fined 1 for driving without due care and attention and 1 for driving without reasonable consideration for others using the road.
Jones was walking in single file with Cpl John Fodden along the right hand side of the road, and had crossed over to the left side as they neared their destination, checking to see if any traffic was approaching before they crossed. Jones was struck from behind by the car, and neither P/O Young nor his passenger said they could see either of the men walking on the road in the darkness.

Regards

Simon

jonheyworth
12th May 2023, 20:13
George John Maygothling 10126 | attached to B Maintenance Unit at Hammersmith | on equipment duties was admitted dangerously ill to Harrow and Wealdstone hospital on 19 November, where he died of meningitis