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Henk Welting
11th August 2008, 17:01
What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

P/O Joseph FRIEND - 82313 - not found Flight archives.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Master I - N7782 - 5 FTS - hit balloon barrage near Crewe, Surrey (already have as a casualty on this aircraft: LAC [Pilot u/t] J.W.E. NEWNHAM - 1258210).
Oxford II - W6550 - 14 FTS - crashed on landing Sibson.
Spitfire IIA - P8016 - 6 MU - abandoned Woodmansterne, Surrey.
Tiger Moth II - N6534 - 1 EFTS - crashed at Hatfield.

Regards and thanks for your help.

11th August 2008, 18:32
Hi Henk
Friend , 59, is registered at Hammersmith, SW London. I was surprised at the age but it ties in with CWGC. Just a small geography lesson! Crewe is in Cheshire in the West of Middle England and Newnham is registered at Crewe

Ken MacLean
11th August 2008, 18:53

P/O J. FRIEND Died on Active Service, Times 26 March 1941.

Henk Welting
12th August 2008, 11:29
Thanks Dick and Ken for this excellent info. Won't take long that I know more about the UK rather then my own low country 'Pays Bas'!

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