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Henk Welting
3rd March 2010, 11:13
What were the places of death registration for following airmen whose names I couldn't find in the Flight archives:

LAC Harry BROWN - 936644 - age 33 (Flight 27-5-1943 Casualty Communiqée 237 has a LAC H. BROWN previously reported missing now reported PoW, but may not be him; LAC Brown lies buried Leicester [Gilroes] Cem.);
Cpl John E.S. HEESOM - 856601 - 922/923 (Balloon) Sqn (Cuerley - Runcorn, Cheshire), and
F/Lt Wilfred J. PEARSON - 18106.

Proposed aircraft loss for this day:
Hector - K8167 - 4 GTS - crashed on take-off Kidlington.

Regards and thanks for your help.

3rd March 2010, 12:55
Hi Henk
I found a Harry Brown,33, registered at Leicester
Heesom,37, registered at Birmingham
Pearson, 42, registered at Devizes, Wiltshire

Henk Welting
3rd March 2010, 15:47
Thanks Dick for quick response; as ever much appreciated.

12th April 2012, 23:05
J E S Heesom is listed as DOAS but spelled J E S Heeson. April 1st magazine.

From London Gazette, Flight Lieutenant Wilfred Joshua PEARSON (18106) relinquishes his commission on account of ill-health, 1st Aug. 1940.
So I wouldn't expect him to appear in the RAF Casualty lists.

I can't see a Brown to match in Flight magazines but I've not searched manually.

1st September 2022, 11:36
936644 Leading Aircraftman Harry BROWN

A short item in the Leicester Evening Mail reports that LAC Brown was dead on arrival at the Leicester Royal Infimary on 22 January 1943, having been found 'in a collapsed state' at his home from suspected coal gas poisoning. There is no indication as to whether this was accidental death or suicide and I cannot locate a coroner's inquest.

9th November 2022, 14:22
Stanislaw Mazurkiewicz P/781002 , attached to TTC, was admitted seriously ill to the king Edward VI chest hospital, Midhurst, on 14 November 1942, becoming dangerously ill on 8 March 1942, and was transferred to RAF Hospital Halton on 21 February 1943, where he died at 01:30 Hours of carcinoma of the lung.

The current entry in this forum is wholly erroneous

18th April 2023, 19:39
John Edward Stanley Heeson 856601 | was admitted dangerously ill to the Queen Elizabeth hospital, Birmingham on 12 January where he died I’d influenza and haemolytic anaemia