View Full Version : 430208 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-2-1943

Henk Welting
11th March 2010, 15:03
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Killed on active service:
Cpl (Nav u/t) Charles W. REVELL - 845076, and
LAC (Nav u/t) Harold J. SAPSED - 1321088.

B - Not found in Flight archives:
Cpl James SIMPSON - 1557452 - age 32.

Can't come up with a proposed a/c loss for both pupil navigators.

Regards and thanks for your help.

11th March 2010, 15:43
Cpl. J Simpson DOAS in April 29th magazine, his name is split across two lines with a hyphen.

The two navs u/t are registered in Millom Cumberland.

James Simpson is registered in Aberdeen North district. He died of natual causes, there does not seem to be much in the way of mention that he was an active service member, again the text is very feint in the name and occupation box. On second thoughts the very very feint line does say Corporal Royal ....#
His father had been a painter and James's civilian occupation seems to be teacher of painting.

11th March 2010, 16:44
Hi Henk

The following two where also registered in Millom, so probably connected: -

PAGE, ARTHUR Sgt - 1312911


Henk Welting
11th March 2010, 17:08
Thank Dennis and Malcolm.
Sgts PAGE and THOMPSON and also F/Sgt Harry SMITH - 641453 were killed when their Anson AX293 of 2 (O)AFU crashed into sea off Millom. Bingo for the two unaccounted nav's.

8th February 2018, 14:25

Cpl James SIMPSON - 1557452 - the Kirkintilloch Herlad of february 17th 1943 reported the following:

OBITUARY NOTICE - In Kenmure Church last Sunday, Rev. Allan Williamson made the following pulpit reference. "It is with great sorrow that I have to announce this morning the death of James Simpson, the first of our men to die on active service. He took ill recently in Aberdeen, and died from an internal complaint last Monday.



18th March 2021, 20:25
UPGRADE to Wallace Harold Macdonald R 79627, he was medically discharged on 27th January 1943, totally unfit for further military service suffering from chronic cervical adentis and Hodgkins disease

19th March 2021, 11:11
UPGRADE to James Simpson 1557452, attached to Number 71 signals wing , he died in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from a stomach carcinoma

9th July 2021, 21:37
Hugh Macivor Given , died in Kanchrapara of a gunshot wound

29th November 2021, 21:10
Ernest John Paget 791125 , attached to RAF Mogadishu, was admitted seriously ill to Number 2 General hospital Nairobi on 3 February where he died at 20:58 hours of Blackwater fever

16th December 2022, 18:53
Roy Swain 1945797 , attached to Number 5 ME ARU, was admitted seriously ill to Number 19 General hospital on 30 January suffering with Haemoptysis. He became dangerously ill on 1 February, where he died of pulmonary tuberculosis