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Henk Welting
21st September 2010, 15:48
What were the places of death registration for:

A - Not found in Flight Global:
W/O Charles E. CRESSWELL - 340335 - age 52 (date also may have been 19-6-1943).

B - Died on active service:
ACW2 Agnes KNOX - 2119557.

C - Proposed aircraft losses:
Henley I - L3295 - 1616 Flt - crashed in forced landing Bentley, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Beaufort I - JM452 - 5 (C)OTU - flew into high ground Ballytong, below Divis Mountain, Co. Antrim.
Master II - DL858 - 17 (P)AFU - flew into ground Magdalen, Norfolk.

Regards and thanks for your help.

21st September 2010, 16:41

The solo pilot of Master II DL858, of 17(P)AFU, was AUS410292 P/O Harold James ANDREWS RAAF, who was killed.


On the 18th June 1943, Master DL858 took off detailed to carry out formation flying with P/O Blackmore. P/O Blackmore reported very bad weather of low cloud, heavy rain and poor visibility was encountered on the flight, and the aircraft were returning to base flying separately, but within sight of each other. The port wing of DL858 hit the top of a tall tree, and the aircraft crashed at 1220 hours and caught fire. The pilot died of his wounds.

See: Storr. Vol.23. p.292 of 508.


21st September 2010, 17:24
Cresswell DOAS scanned as W/O. C. E. Cresewell, Sept 9th magazine

Registered Grantham district, Lincs.

Who were the 5 (C) OTU Crew?
Carter? Hoosen, Kenningley?

21st September 2010, 17:49

According to Storr Carter, Hoosen and Kenningley were in Wellington VIII, LA874 of 5 (C) OTU.

Knox isn't Eng/Wales


22nd September 2010, 04:21

Storr says no such thing. He could not identify the aircraft, and only named Hutchings.

No.6 (C) OTU
Wellington VIII LA974

Flew into side of Glencaird Hill, Bagrennan, Kirkcudbrightshire, Scotland.

Crew (Alpha order):

136186 P/O (Pilot) Douglas Frederick CARTER RAFVR +
1294738 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) James Rowland ELLIS RAFVR +
1080080 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Hubert HOOSON RAFVR +
AUS414688 F/Sgt ( - ? - ) Mervyn Walter HUTCHINGS RAAF +
744818 Sgt (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Thomas KENNINGLEY RAFVR +
77455 F/Lt (Pilot) John Hubert WILLSHER RAFVR +

6 bodies taken to Wigtown.

See: http://rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?p=53115


22nd September 2010, 08:05
Hi Col

Sorry Col

You're right my mistake in referecing the source


Henk Welting
22nd September 2010, 12:34
Thanks Dennis & Col for info on CRESSWELL and ANDREWS.
Col: I had Andrews erroneously on Master DL855 !

22nd September 2010, 13:06
There is a 19 yr old Agnes Knox in Balmaghie district, kirkcudbright, Scotland during 1943.

7th May 2018, 11:17

ACW2 Agnes KNOX - 2119557 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Sotland's People website records that she died at 2.00 a.m. at Laurieston Hall I.D. Hospital, due to acute lobar pneumonia, mumps and cardiac failure.



6th June 2021, 18:50
Agnes Knox 2119557 attached to RAF Wigtown

7th October 2021, 16:23
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10th December 2021, 17:05
James Mearns Davidson 67723 , was fatally wounded in his tent along with Italian POW , 389303 Tite Periani who was killed
Instantly, when an italian hand grenade exploded. Admitted at 02:00 hours the following morning to Number 48 General hospital, he died of his wounds at 13:00 Hours

5th January 2022, 17:32
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