View Full Version : 430503 - Unaccounted airmen - 3-5-1943

Henk Welting
27th May 2010, 14:35
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Not found in Flight Global:
AC2 Harold BENTLEY - 1617517 - age 35, and
AC2 William H. LICHFIELD - 1627910 - age 54 (grave Special Memorial type A - Paddington [Mill Hill] Cem., Hendon).

B - Died on active service:
LAC John STOTT - 1016668.

C - Looking for GRO-listing of:
Sgt Richard D. SMITH - 533536 - buried Sfax War Cem., Tunisia; not found in Flight Global.

D - Proposed aircraft loss for this day:
Tiger Moth - BB734 - 63 Sqn - crashed in forced landing Vagrie Mains, Pencaitland, East Lothian.

Regards and thanks for your help.

27th May 2010, 17:38
Hi Henk
Bentley,35, registered at Cambridge
Lichfiedl,54, registered at Uxbridge, Middleses. Name spelt, LITCHFIELD on the register
Stott,33, registered at Carlisle, Cumberland

27th May 2010, 18:56
R D Smith - 59 R&SU


Henk Welting
28th May 2010, 12:46
Thanks Dick & Malcolm for helpful and much appreciated info.

8th April 2018, 11:59

AC2 Harold BENTLEY - 1617517 - the Chelmsford Chronicle of May 14th 1943 carried the following announcement:

BENTLEY - On May 3rd (the result of an accident), at Cambridge, A.C.2 Harold Bentley, aged 36, beloved husband of Maisie Bentley, Marden Ash, Ongar.

The Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 95 M.U.



3rd July 2021, 18:48
Richard Duckworth Smith 533536 , attached to Number 59 RSU, was killed at 17:00 hours at El Mou, Sfax in an air raid

14th August 2022, 00:06
John Stott 1016668 , attached to Number 9 (C) OTU , died in a road accident

11th October 2022, 23:38
Hubert Wallace Kavanagh 1057474 , died of smallpox

7th March 2023, 16:32
Harold Bentley 1617517 | attached to 95 MU | was dangerously injured in a traffic accident on 2 May at Orwell Hill, Lordsbridge. He was admitted to Addenbrokes hospital, Cambridge, he died at Leys Hospital at 21:00 Hours with his wife, Mrs. M. Bentley of Prospect Villas, Morden Ash, Ongar, at his bedside

24th May 2023, 20:31
William Henry Litchfield 1627910 | attached to 16 OTU | was admitted seriously ill to the Mount Vernon hospital, Northwood on 19 April. He became dangerously ill on 29 April and died at 22:15 Hours of carcinoma of the spine