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Henk Welting
11th December 2008, 16:25
What were the places of death registration for:

LAC (Pilot u/t) John R. HARRISON - 1195600;
Cpl Samuel P. McALISTER - 632997, and
AC2 Frank TAGNEY - 1242333.

Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

Magister I - N3986 - 16 EFTS - flew into ground 1 mile N of Sutton-on-the-Hill, Derbyshire.
Spitfire I - K9958 - 53 OTU - crashed on landing Llandow.

Regards and thanks for your help.

11th December 2008, 16:38
I found Harrison in the No.8 FTS ORB, he was killed in Hurricane P3663.

September 9th 1941, 1195600 LAC (Cadet) Harrison, J.R. killed in Hurricane P3663. Machine carrying out approach to land flew too slowly on turn in circuit and spun into the sea 200 yards North of the aerodrome. Accident investigated by W/Cdr Simpson on 15th September 1941.

I haven't found anything about the other two, record of the No.16 EFTS Magister somewhere in my files.

11th December 2008, 16:53
LAC (Pilot u/t) John R. HARRISON - Can't see him in Flight but accounted for above.;
Cpl Samuel P. McALISTER - DOAS, and Age 33 in Carlisle district
AC2 Frank TAGNEY - DOAS, Age 36 in Yarmouth district.



11th December 2008, 16:54
Hi Henk
McAlister,33,registered at Carlisle, Cumberland
Tagney,36, registered at Yarmouth, Norfolk. CWGC has his age as 33

Henk Welting
11th December 2008, 17:22
Thanks friends for this excellent info.
Best regards,

12th December 2008, 11:10
LAC J R Harrison found in Fligth KOAS, just to complete things.

I saved all the LFight pages for oct Nov Dec into one file and can do partial searches better now.

22nd December 2021, 14:32
Samuel Patrick McAlister 632997 , attached to 59 OTU , died at 04:40 Hours in Carlisle City hospital of a perforated duodenal ulcer

3rd April 2023, 21:18
Frank Tagney 1242333 | attached to RAF Hednesford | was admitted seriously ill to Gorleston isolation hospital on 19 August, becoming dangerously ill on 4 September, dying of clinical cerebrospinal meningitis