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Henk Welting
20th August 2008, 11:27
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

AC1 Leslie COLLINS - 932289 - died of wounds or injuries received on active service, and
AC2 Nicholas J.L. FOWLER - 1078169 - not found Flight archives.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Hornet Moth - W5752 - 74 Wing - crashed in forced landing Cressing near Braintree, Essex.
Master I - N7709 - 8 FTS - spun into ground at night Montrose.

Regards and thanks for your help.

20th August 2008, 11:51
Hi Henk
Collins,30, is registered at Chichester, Sussex, Fowler,27 is registered at Exeter, Devon

Henk Welting
20th August 2008, 13:20
As ever, thanks Dick.

20th August 2008, 15:46
Master N7709 was a non-fatal accident, I have done a quick search of the CWGC register and it seems as though LAC Stewart survived.

March 22nd 1941, “No.1053544 LAC Stewart, D. crashed in flames in Master N7709 –
neglecting to fly by instruments when night flying. Pilot dangerously ill. Investigation held on

20th October 2009, 00:30
Fowler was DOAS, name is scanned as "Fowler, A/C. 2ml Cl: N. .1 L"

They reversed the surnames and initials for a while in Flight.

Henk, no need to aknowledge this posting, I've pushed enough threads off the front page. Send a PM if you wish.

25th September 2017, 11:13

AC2 Nicholas J.L. FOWLER - 1078169 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Isolation Hospital, Whipton, Exeter. The funeral was reported in the Western Morning News of March 27th 1941:

Mr. N. J. L. Fowler, Combe-in-Teignhead
Comrades in the Royal Air Force acted as bearers at the funeral in Combe-in-Teignhead yesterday of Mr. Nicholas James Lang Fowler, who died last Saturday after a brief illness at the age of 27. Until he joined the R.A.F. Mr. Fowler was on the teaching staff of Alphington Council School.



20th June 2022, 18:49
Richard Noel Lloyd-Hughes 966659 , attached to Number 208 Squadron , was killed in a tram accident in Heliopolis at 21:15 Hours

13th July 2022, 13:06
John James Burnett 701776 , was admitted seriously ill to Number 64 General hospital on 27 March, where he died at 00:15 Hours of dysentery

27th January 2023, 23:15
Nicholas James Lang Fowler 1078169 , attached to RAF Cranwell, died in Exeter Isolation hospital of cerebro spinal meningitis

22nd June 2023, 18:51
Leslie Collins 932289 | Attached to RAF Tangmere | died in Number 5 General hospital at Goodwood, Westhampnett, of injuries sustained due to enemy action