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Henk Welting
22nd October 2008, 11:23
What were the places of death registration for:

LAC Leslie D.P. LUCAS - 547173;
AC1 Roger W. PETT - 1168771, and
LAC Leslie G. PROUD - 642676.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Hector I - K8119 - GTS - abandoned Sydemham, Oxfordshire.
Spitfire I - X4167 - 57 OTU - flew into high ground Ruabon, Denbighshire.

Regards and thanks for your help.

22nd October 2008, 11:35
Hi Henk
Lucas,21, registered at Eton, Berkshire,
Pett,20, registered at Pershore Worcestershire
Proud didn't show on the register but is on CWGC.There was a Leonard G Proud,27, registered at York

22nd October 2008, 12:04
Lucas is down as Died on Active Service


22nd October 2008, 18:15
57 OTU listed two casualties in the ORB, they did have a couple of accidents with aircraft flying in formation finding the local hills. I think both were FFAF as they do not show up on the CWGC register.

July 3rd 1941, "P/O C.M.J. Dupret de Becco and P/O R.J. Del Marmol killed at Ruabon."

The only other fatal accident I have information about from the ORBs is the following entyr in the 54 OTU ORB.

July 3rd 1941, “There was a fatal accident at 0407 hours, when P/O M. Oxley piloting Blenheim L No.L1438 crashed. It is thought that he was attempting to fly low in the half light of dawn and misjudged his height. The aircraft struck a hedge and then the ground in a shallow dive and was completely wrecked.”

Henk Welting
23rd October 2008, 13:26
Thanks Al. Dupret de Becco and Del Marmol are not in Henri Lafont's "Aviateurs de la liberté" (and not in my files as well !). I asked my friend Pierre Babin for help.
Blenheim L1438 was in my files. Oxley survived an accident 25-6-1941 on Blenheim Z6251.

23rd October 2008, 14:55
Dupret de Becco and Del Marmol are Belgians and have come up before


"P/O C.M.J. Dupret de Becco and P/O R.J. Del Marmol killed at Ruabon."

These two names have come up before on Raf Commands and solved by DaveW

Marmol was in Spitfire K9892 NOT K9895 (which is listed in Air Britain Crash sites) ?

Dupret de Becco was in Spitfire X4167


Henk Welting
23rd October 2008, 15:07
Paul: Thanks for clarification; must confess - blushed with shame - that both were in my files !
Pierre: problem solved; apologize the inconvenience.

16th November 2009, 18:26
There is a Leslie G Proud born in 1914 in the Warwickshire district which was later superceded by the Birmingham N and S districts. So that might match up with the Leonard G Proud age 27 Dick found in York. I cannot match the name in Scotland.

LAC L G Proud is listed DOAS
AC1 R W Pett is DOAS also
And Lucas also DOAS as per Amrit post above.

Soon be finished these catch up postings.

25th February 2021, 16:21
Moses Nyman 774631, attached to 102 MU, died in Ismalia of yellow fever

24th March 2022, 18:08
Leslie Densham Pearce Lucas 547173 attached to 71 MU , was killed in a road accident