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Henk Welting
25th March 2010, 14:07
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Not found Flight Global:
AC1 Clement MARTIN - 1401355 - age 29, and
F/Lt Ian R. PURDIE - 86559.

B - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
F/Sgt (Pilot) Philip A.T. READ - 1380251.

Proposed aircraft loss:
Beaufighter II.F - R2387 - 54 OTU - crashed on landing Winfield.

Regards and thanks for your help.

25th March 2010, 15:15
Martin....Trowbridge, Wilts.
Purdie....Holborn, London.
Read....Stamford, Lincs.

Henk Welting
25th March 2010, 17:03
Thanks Alan for prompt reply.

16th May 2010, 00:06
Act. Flt. Lt. I R Purdie is DOAS April 29th magazine.

28th October 2011, 10:35
Hi Henk,

See 5-3-1943 unaccounted airmen thread for reason for F/Sgt Read death.


Martyn A Critchlow
21st January 2015, 08:21
F/Lt Ian R. PURDIE - 86559 - died after an accident at an aerodrome whilst on ground staff duty.
(Bath Chronicle, 13 March 1943)


14th February 2018, 18:26

Martin I think has Purdie and Martin mixed up.

AC1 Clement MARTIN - 1401355 - the Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette of March 13th 1943 reported the following:

Tragedy has stepped in to prevent a young Bathonian, Clement Martin, B.Sc., M.R.S.T., of 14, Arlington Raod, from becoming a bridegroom.
On Saturday afternoon, Martin, who was in the Royal Air Force, met with an accident whilst on ground staff duty at an aerodrome. He was taken to a Service hospital, where he succumbed at 1 o'clock on Sunday afternoon.
Aircraftman Martin was the son of the late Mr. Sydney Martin, and of Mrs. Martin, of Arlington Road. Preparations were being made for his marriage in September to Miss Stevens, of Barking.



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