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Henk Welting
26th March 2010, 16:29
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Not found in Flight Global:
AC1 Taliesyn DAVIES - 612192 - age 23.

B - Died on active service:
AC1 Michael DEVLIN - 1504358 - 4023 Flt;
AC2 Stanley E.S. FIELDEN - 1624171;
LACW Madge E. LOVERING - 2021853, and
AC1 Reginald D. PRIVETT - 1512138 - age 37.

C - Proposed aircraft losses in case DAVIES was KOAS:
Botha I - W5164 - 4 AGS - crashed on take-off Morpeth.
Hurricane I - P3656 - 1449 Flt - crashed in forced landing St.Mary's, Scillies.
Spitfire II.B - P8467 - 57 OTU - crashed in forced landing Waterside Farm, West Thurston, Northumberland.
Beaufort I - DW951 - 301 FTU - flew into ground Myton Grange Farm, Myton-on-Swale, Yorkshire.

Also names of surviving crew on beforementioned aircraft are very welcome.
Regards and thanks for your help.

26th March 2010, 20:18
Hi Henk
Davies,23,registered in E Glamorgan
Devlin,20, registered in Surrey South East
Fielden,18, registered at Newton Abbott, Devon
Privett,37, registered at Salisbury, Wiltshire
Madge E Lovering,24, registered at N Kesteven, Lincolnshire

26th March 2010, 21:33

Re: Spitfire IIb P8467.

Another Presentation Aircraft - 'FOLKESTONE & HYTHE'. (One of two so-named. The other was, Vb BM632)

Spitfire IIb P8467:

... the aircraft returned to 57 OTU on 28 November (1942), to continue in the training role until 8 March 1943 when the engine failed and Sgt M P BOURBLIEU force-landed in a field at Water Side Farm, Thurston, Northants, without injury to himself. P8467 was declared Category E (write-off).

See: Gifts of War/Boot & Sturtivant. p.140


Henk Welting
28th March 2010, 14:03
Thanks Dick & Col for your info.
Best regards,

Rich Allenby
28th March 2010, 21:40
Henk, regarding Beaufort DW951, extract from police report states that crew of four were all injured, no names however.

regards Rich

Henk Welting
29th March 2010, 14:41
Thanks Rich; 'the King looseth his right where nought is to be had' !

Rich Allenby
29th March 2010, 21:35
No problem. Will let you have owt if I find it in the future,


Chris Davies
23rd January 2011, 16:52
Spitfire P8467 of 57 OTU
Did not crash in Northants, it crashed at West Thirston Farm, Felton, Northumberland, 05/03/1943,
This was due to engine trouble, the aircraft was damaged and the pilot was uninjured.
The pilot was Sgt.M P BOURBLIEU. .

Account taken from the Morpeth Police Occurrence Record Book



Martyn A Critchlow
21st January 2015, 09:48
AC2 Stanley E.S. FIELDEN - 1624171 - death by misadventure, fell down a cliff at Goodrington whilst walking with two friends, he died in hospital the following day.
(Western Morning News, 10 March 1943)


27th February 2018, 14:49

LACW Madge E. LOVERING - 2021853 - the Lincolnshire Echo of March 17th 1943 reported the following:

Waaf Jolted off Cycle Into Air
"Death trap" was the term applied to Waddington Heath crossroads by a witness at the adjourned inquest on Acwm. Madge Evelyn Lovering, W.A.A.F., aged 24, who, it was stated, was flung into the air while cycling.
She was pedal-cycling over the crossroads from Mere Road towards Branston Mere at 10.30 a.m. on March 8, when, in a collision with a car travelling on the main road towards Lincoln, she was thrown, and received severe injuries and concussion, succumbing the same day.
The jury returned a verdict of "death by misadventure," adding a rider that the crossroads barrier obscuring vision of traffic on the Mere Road and on the main road from Sleaford should be removed.



29th April 2021, 10:24
Taliesyn Davies 612192 , died on medical leave in Sully hospital, Penarth of pulmonary tuberculosis

18th June 2021, 21:54
George Edward Wilson 1236024 , attached to Number 247 Wing, died in a flying accident involving Wellington 1C W567? Whilst flying as a passenger

22nd December 2021, 15:03
Michael Devlin 1504358 , attached to 4023 AA flight, RAF Regiment, was admitted seriously ill to Number 14 Canadian General hospital on 26 January . Becoming dangerously ill on 4 March, he died at 12:00 hours of nephritis

14th November 2022, 20:25
Reginald Douglas Privett 1512138 , was admitted dangerously ill to the Tower House EMS hospital, suffering with pneumonia on 6 March, where he died at 17:15 Hours of neoplasm of the lungs