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Henk Welting
25th September 2008, 15:25
What were the places of death registration for:

AC1 Charles R. BRACE - 534622;
P/O (Pilot/Instr.) Christopher C. BRACKENBURY - 88857;
AC2 Alfred S. BROAD - 1272472;
AC2 John W. BUSUTTIL - 907742;
AC2 Derek W. CADMAN - 1384084;
W/Cdr (Pilot) Frederick K. DAMANT - DFC - 63206;
AC2 Alfred H. FELLOWS - 1206470;
LAC (Pilot u/t) Ronald H. MORGAN - 1381382;
AC2 James MORRISON - 1346270;
LAC Alan N. PEARCE - 575535 (from S.Rhodesia), and
AC1 Harold B. WETTON - 951591.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Hurrican I - V7444 - 9 FTS - crashed on overshoot 4 miles WSW of Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Oxford I - P1881 - RAFC - crashed on take-off Cranwell.
Spitfire I - K9908 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing 1 mile from Rhuddlan, Flintshire.
Tiger Moth II - T5609 - 1 PRFTS - abandoned Dibbet Vale, Papplewick, Derbyshire.
Tiger Moth II - T5712 - 9 EFTS - hit balloon barrage clifford Bridge, near Walsgrave, Coventry.

Regards and thanks for your help.
Henk.

CZ_RAF
25th September 2008, 15:41
Hi Henk,

few info to exclude one plane:

Second was Hurricane V7444 No 9 FTS crashed four Miles SW of Stroud at 12.25 Hours Cockpit full of smoke Pilot unable to see,1255522 LAC L.Eate on 16th May 1941

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=82260

Pavel

CZ_RAF
25th September 2008, 15:51
Henk, check older post by Amrit:

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?p=11389

16/05/1941 Tiger Moth T5712 of 9 EFTS hit a balloon cable and crashed at Walsgrave. P/O C C Brackenbury and LAC Logan were both killed.

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

Only there is difference: MORGAN versus LOGAN

But it must be a typo as there is not any LAC LOGAN killed on this date

Pavel

Henk Welting
25th September 2008, 16:38
Thanks Pavel for links.
Regards,
Henk.

Dick
25th September 2008, 17:04
Hi Henk
Following Pavel's post, Brackenbury,24, and Morgan,28, are registered at Coventry which is right for Walsgrave which is on the E edge of the city.
Brace,23, is registered at Folkestone,Kent
Broad,35, is registered at Fakenham Norfolk and so is Cadman,18.
Busuttil, 20, is registered at Bucklow,Cheshire an area just to the west of Manchester
Damant,46,is registered at Sleaford, Lincolnshire
Morrison ,36,is registered at Wenlock, Shropshire
Wetton,21,is registered at Birmingham
Pearce did not come up on the registers for England and Wales
Regards
Dick

thorne83
25th September 2008, 17:51
Hi Henk,

Morrison died in RAF Cosford Hospital. At the time of his death he was on strength of No. 4 Recruit Centre, Bridgnorth, so one can assume he died of natural causes or injuries sustained in some sort of ground accident.

Cheers, Tom

Dick
25th September 2008, 20:41
Henk
Following Tom's lead re Morrison I believe we have found that Wenlock is the right area for registering a death at Cosford
Regards
Dick

Henk Welting
26th September 2008, 13:06
Thanks Dick and Tom for additional info on MORRISON.
Regards,
Henk.

brian
26th September 2008, 15:12
Hi Henk

This won't further your research, but the name Busuttil is quite uncommon (I believe). I used to know a guy by this name and he informed me that his father was from Beirut. As Michael Caine used to say - "not a lot of people know that!"

Keep up the good work.
Cheers
Brian

dennis_burke
3rd November 2009, 13:25
AC1 Charles R. BRACE - 534622; DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON
ACTIVE SERVICE.
P/O (Pilot/Instr.) Christopher C. BRACKENBURY - 88857; ---> JOAS Jun 19th Magaine spelled Blackenbury
AC2 Alfred S. BROAD - 1272472; Can't seem to find in Flight magazine
AC2 John W. BUSUTTIL - 907742; DOAS scanned as J. W. Busultil;
AC2 Derek W. CADMAN - 1384084; Can't find in Flight magazine
W/Cdr (Pilot) Frederick K. DAMANT - DFC - 63206; KOAS
AC2 Alfred H. FELLOWS - 1206470; KOAS
LAC (Pilot u/t) Ronald H. MORGAN - 1381382; ---> KOAS
AC2 James MORRISON - 1346270; DOAS
LAC Alan N. PEARCE - 575535 (from S.Rhodesia), KOAS
AC1 Harold B. WETTON - 951591. DOAS

lasagne in the Canteen, have to rush

Theletterwriter
5th April 2010, 12:14
Henk

LAC Alan N. Pearce 577535 is recorded as LAC Alan Neil Pearse aged 18 on the CWGC site and is buried at Cranwell St. Andrew Churchyard. No evidence of him using the various forms of Pearce / Pearse / Pierce in the Scottish Records.

Douglas

Pete Wood
28th May 2017, 09:59
Cadman, Fellows and Broad were all killed at Sunderland Farm (requisitioned sleeping accomodation), RAF Docking, in an air raid. Some 15 RAF personnel were also injured by the bomb blast.

Cadman is commemorated at St Joseph's College, London, where he was a pupil. He was just 18, when killed.

wwrsimon
30th September 2017, 19:10
Hello

W/Cdr (Pilot) Frederick K. DAMANT and
LAC Alan N. PEARSE - 575535 - their respective Graves Registration Report Forms gives their unit as C.F.S.

The findagrave.com entry for Damant has the following:

While on a test flight the aircraft began to break up starting with the elevator detaching from the aircraft. This resulted in a loss of control and the aircraft hitting the ground. W/Cdr F.K Damant DFC and passenger LAC. A N Pearse were both killed in the incident.

https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=119906525

LAC (Pilot u/t) Ronald H. MORGAN - the Graves Registration Report Form confirms his units as 9 F.T.S., linking him to Tiger Moth T5712.

Regards

Simon