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Henk Welting
5th September 2008, 14:56
What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

ACW2 Ivy M. COOK - 440371;
AC1 Albert V. HAWKINS - 914129;
AC2 William A. SLEVIN - 1261096;
LAC Robert F. WHITE - 1010370, and
AC2 Frank WILLIS - 1263989.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Master I - N7758 - 5 FTS - crashed in forced landing Loxley Hall, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire.
Oxford II - P1093 - 15 FTS - crashed in forced landing Yarnton Offordshire.
Tiger Moth II - N9242 - TTU - crashed in forced landing Whistlemere Dam, 6 miles SW of Abbotsinch.
Tiger Moth II - N9452 - 19 EFTS - crashed on take-off at night Hawarden.

Regards and thanks for your help.

5th September 2008, 16:16
Hi Henk
Ivy Cook,19,is registered at Cambridge,Hawkins,23, is registered at Bingham, Nottinghamshire, a William P Sleven,19, is registered at Scunthoupe, Lincolnshire, a Robert White,21, is registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Willis is registered at Leeds,Yorkshire

Henk Welting
5th September 2008, 17:04
As ever thanks Dick for your help.

5th September 2008, 19:13
Hello Henk,

AC2 W P Slevin - "Station Headquarters Lindsey; at 00.30hrs died due to a motor vehicle accident." (Source: AHB).


Henk Welting
6th September 2008, 11:06
Thanks Dave; info very much appreciated.

15th September 2008, 01:08
ACW 2 Ivy May COOK died in hospital in Cambridge 21-4-41 after a short illness. Buried in Lowestoft (Suffolk) Cemetery.
I had originally thought she was the "serviceman" killed in a raid on South Lowestoft this date, but I am still trying to identify that fatality. Any help appreciated !

Henk Welting
15th September 2008, 11:28
Thanks BC for this additional info on Acw COOK.

17th March 2009, 03:01
ACW2 Ivy M. COOK - 440371; No KOAS or DOAS detail is listed against her in Flight magazine but details above.
AC1 Albert V. HAWKINS - 914129; DOAS Flight Mag Jun 19th 41
AC2 William P. SLEVIN - DOAS in May 22nd Mag; note middle initial
LAC Robert F. WHITE - 1010370 DOAS Flight Jun 12th 1941
AC2 Frank WILLIS - 1263989. DOAS Died on Active Service

Henk Welting
18th March 2009, 10:59
Thanks Dennis for additional info.

27th October 2009, 20:28
Slevin is listed DOAS, I've amended my last message above.

Henk, no need to aknowledge this message.

30th April 2021, 09:44
Ivy May Cook 440371 , died in the Papworth Village Settlement of generalised tuberculosis

25th November 2021, 23:12
Robert Fisher White 1010370 , attached to Number 1 Signals School , died in RAF Hospital, Rauceby of tubercular meningitis

11th January 2022, 22:51
Harold James Floate 771663 , attached to AHQ India , not 5 Squadron as per CWGC, was killed when a service lorry ran off the road and overturned

15th February 2023, 21:29
Victor Albert Hawkins 914129 | attached to RAF Syerston | was killed in a road accident near Saxondale Crossroads, Nottingham

6th April 2023, 18:59
Frank Willis 1263989 | attached to 54 OTU | was admitted seriously ill to Seacroft EMS hospital, Leeds on 13 March becoming dangerously ill on 11 April, dying of influenza