View Full Version : 430527 - Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 27-5-1943

Henk Welting
25th June 2010, 10:43
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Killed on active service:
LAC (WOp/Ag u/t) George S. HOSH - 1330534.

B - Died on active service:
ACW2 Brenda WILLIAMS - 467390.

C - Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of:
AC2 Russell M. BOE - RCAF R/192336 - age 19, who lies buried in Bateman, Saskatchewan, Canada.

D - Proposed aircraft losses:
Defiant II - V1173 - 10 AGS - crashed Karlside Mines, Roose, Lancashire (already as a casualty on this a/c: F/Sgt [Pilot] J.B.C. METHVEN - 1268278).
Master II - DM214 - 1486 Flt - crashed on approach Valley.
Tiger Moth - BB855 (ex. G-ADPH) - 7 EFTS - crashed Northampton after collision with Tiger Moth R4906 of same unit that could land safely.

Regards and thanks for your help.

25th June 2010, 13:42
Hi Henk
Hosh,22, registered at Barrow in Furness,Lancashire as is Methven,21.so it might put him on the Defiant V1173 at Karlside Mines
Brenda Williams,20, registered in W Cheshire

Henk Welting
25th June 2010, 15:06
Thanks Dick, another one off the list.
Regards and good weekend,

25th June 2010, 15:41
Location for Defiant V1173 should read 'Yarlside Mines'. O/S ref SD228712 although not marked on my 1995 Landranger series map.


26th June 2010, 16:07
Globe and Mail 1943/06/02

BOE, Russell Merlin, AC2., died from natural causes in Canada . Carl Boe (father), Bateman, Sask .

Henk Welting
26th June 2010, 16:26
Thanks Dennis & DaveW for additional info.


22nd June 2011, 18:55

Re: Tiger Moth - BB855.

AUS414872 F/Sgt (Pilot) Maurice Keith Hasard WILSON RAAF, is known to have baled out of an aircraft in the Northampton area on 27-5-1943. He was attached to 7 EFTS at the time.

Whilst piloting Tiger Moth II BB855 (of 7 EFTS), WILSON collided with Tiger Moth R4906 (also of 7 EFTS) which was piloted by AUS421895 T/Sgt Alan Gilbert EDWARDS* RAAF. WILSON was severely reprimanded for his part in this incident.

WILSON became a member of the Caterpillar Club on this date.

He was killed in action SW of Caen on 14-6-1944 in No.611 Sqn Spitfire V R6888. (FCL3/50).

* As an aside, Henk:

No.43 Sqn.
Spitfire HF.IX RR246: FT-B

Damaged by flak attacking MT. FTR.

AUS421895 W/O Alan Gilbert EDWARDS RAAF - Missing (later recovered).


Henk Welting
23rd June 2011, 13:10
Thanks Col for this additional info on WILSON and EDWARDS. Made annotations in my files.

17th March 2021, 11:38
UPGRADE to Russel Merlin Boe R 192336, he died in the Westminster hospital, Ontario of myocardial degeneration

6th July 2021, 14:08
Brenda Williams 467390 , A Clerk/GD attached to 30 MU , was admitted to Upton EMS hospital, Chester on 17 May where she died of Purpura haemorrhagica with her father at her bedside