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Henk Welting
4th August 2008, 13:25
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

P/O (Pilot) Benjamin G. BARING-GOULD - 88441;
AC2 Derek W. HUGHES - 987425, and
LAC Thomas G. PUDDY - 945632.

No matches found in Flight archives.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Tiger Moth II - T7160 - 2 EFTS - flew into ground Biglas Weir, Worcestershire.
Tiger Moth II - T7216 - 14 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Aldridge, Staffordshire.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

Dick
4th August 2008, 13:58
Hi Henk
Baring-Gould,22, is registered at Worcester which makes him possible for T7160, but I can't find Biglas Weir on the map.Hughes,28, is registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire. Puddy didn't come up so may be in Scotland
Regards
Dick

Amrit
4th August 2008, 14:01
07/02/1941 Tiger Moth T7160 of 2 EFTS hit HT wires and crashed in the River Severn at Worcester. P/O B G Baring-Gould was killed, but his pupil LAC J Thompson survived.

http://www.couplandbell.com/marg/crashes1941.htm

A

paulmcmillan
4th August 2008, 14:05
I can't find Biglas Weir on the map.
Dick


Should be Diglis Weir

Dick
4th August 2008, 14:12
Thanks Paul
From the look of Amrit's post it is within the city of Worcester itself
Regards
Dick

Henk Welting
4th August 2008, 15:42
Thanks friends for this excellent help. We'll go on with "The List". !
Regards,
Henk.

Ross_McNeill
26th July 2012, 13:47
I was concerned that posting this next batch of answers from the F1180s would have put Henk under too much pressure to update after his request to remove his user name.

I now post them to contine his legacy on RAF Commands.

Hughes confirmed by F1180 as second fatlity on Proctor P6234
Pilot P/O F Vocetka, 82585 also killed

Ross

wwrsimon
28th September 2017, 18:52
Hello

LAC Thomas G. PUDDY - 945632 - Thomas Gordon PURDY, registered Sleaford. The Graves Registration Report Form records his unit as 13 E.F.T.S.

Regards

Simon

jonheyworth
14th February 2023, 21:51
Thomas Gordon Purdy 945632 | attached to Number 1 Signals School | died at 18:45 Hours in RAF hospital Rauceby of dysentery with his wife Mrs.L. Purdy of St.Johnís Street Peterborough at his bedside