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Henk Welting
9th August 2008, 15:56
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

Sgt (Obs u/t) Archibald R. BURROW - 759248 - killed on active service;
P/O (Pilot) Peter W. JEFFERY - 86407 - killed on active service;
S/Ldr Jack K. MEGAW - 28049 - killed on active service, and
Sgt (Wop/Ag) Eric A.V. SPENCER - 581537.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Battle I - L5011 - 6 AACU - crashed in forced landing Low Meathop, Lancashire.
Blenheim IV - N3571 - 2 SAC - dived into ground at night Andover.
Tiger Moth II - N6641 - 22 EFTS - flew into ground Denny Abbey, near Waterbeach.

Regards and thanks for your help.

Henk Welting
9th August 2008, 15:57
Sgt SPENCER was also killed on active service.

9th August 2008, 16:04
Hi Henk,

Jeffrey confirmed as pilot of Blenheim N3571


9th August 2008, 18:15
Hi Henk
Warner's Blenheim has Burrow,24 and Spencer,25 as the crew of N3571 . Their deaths are registered at Andover as you have them, but Warner spells Burrow as Burlow which I think might be his error. I found an Eric J K Megaw, 30. registered at Cardiff and that was the name that came up on CWGC
Edit: To back Ross, Jeffery,22, is also registered at Andover

Henk Welting
10th August 2008, 10:44
Thanks Dick and Ross for this excellent help.

22nd September 2017, 16:12

Sgt (Wop/Ag) Eric A.V. SPENCER - 581537 - the Graves Registration Report Form confirms him as being with '2 S. of A.C.' as do the entries for Burrow and Jeffrey.

S/Ldr Jack K. MEGAW - 28049 - Eric Jack Kennedy Megaw. He's listed as being with 8 A.A.C.U. on the Graves Registration Report Form. The National Probate Calendar records that he died at Penylan Terrace, Cardiff. Maybe a victim of the Cardiff Blitz?

More about him here:




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