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Henk Welting
16th September 2010, 15:05
What were the places of death registration for:

Sgt (Pilot) Leslie A. CREENE - 1337499 - not found in Flight Globel.

Sgt (Airgunner) Reginald F. HAYNES - 1205271 - 57 Sqn (Scampton, Lincolnshire - killed in action; may have been killed on an aircraft that safely returned to U.K.).

ACW1 Kathleen M. LEWIS - 2008266 - died on active service.

Proposed aircraft losses for Sgt Creene:
Hurricane I - V6639 - 56 OTU - crashed on take-off 1 mile E of Kinnell.
Master I - T8636 - 9 (P)AFU - crashed on overshoot Errol.
Master I - N8073 - 55 OTU - crashed on take-off Longtown.
Master III - W8941 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off Ternhill.
Typhoon IB - DN557 - 59 OTU - crashed on take-off Milfield.
Oxford I - MP412 - 3 (P)AFU - dived into ground Merry Hill Farm, Butcombe, Somerset (known that one airman was killed in this accident).

Regards and thanks for your help.

16th September 2010, 15:42
Again, there is a Sgt L A Greene listed KOAS in the Sep 9th Flight magazine, there is no such name on CWGC, I think this accounts for Sgt L A Creene. his death is registered in norton District, Yorkshire.

This Norton district must be a shortened version of a long district name, there is a Norton Radstock district in Somerset, perhaps this might place him on Oxford MP412? Batcombe and Norton Radcliffe are not far from each other, 28 mins.

Haynes Welton, Lincs, age 35

K M Lewis in Northumberland South district.

16th September 2010, 17:59
V6639 was being piloted by a F/Lt William Brown Shimmons, recorded incorrectly in the ORB as 756687, LG has 85687. He was very seriously injured but seems to have survived and was transferred to A&SD Branch in 1944.

16th September 2010, 18:09
Hi Henk
Your guess about Haynes may be a good one as the Welton district area where he is registered includes Scampton.As I am sure you have seen, Haynes is in Chorley Vol 9 but there is no a/c loss in the 1943 Vol, that includes his name, from a raid to Milan 15/16 June

Henk Welting
17th September 2010, 14:54
Thanks friends for all your help.

9th May 2018, 10:32

Sgt (Pilot) Leslie A. CREENE - 1337499 - the Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 3 (P) A.F.U. His death is registered at Norton, Somerset, which, as suspected, links him to Oxford MP412.



17th March 2021, 11:28
UPGRADE to Gordon Meudall Philpott R 166797, he died in the station hospital at Number 7 SFTS, of acute domurulononephritis

7th June 2021, 22:11
Norman Walker 1474514 , attached to the Belvedere disposal depot , died at Woodstock Railway station, Cape Province, of multiple injuries sustained when he slipped and fell between the platform and a moving train he was attempting to board

6th July 2021, 18:05
Kathleen Mary Lewis 2008266 a cook attached to RAF Stannington , was admitted to the Sanderson hospital on 27 May where she died after undergoing an abdominal operation

6th October 2021, 23:19
Frank Smith 1268490 , attached to Number 25 SOR , was injured in a lorry accident on 25 June and was admitted moribund to Number 3 General hospital where he died within 2 minutes of admission of a fractured of the base of the skull and cereberal lesions

14th April 2022, 18:12
Frank Smith 1268490 ,was killed at 18:45 Hours near Saida, when the lorry he was driving, RAF 61535 collided with Army lorry WD 4464320 in which the driver Gunner L.W. Cook 41239, also died