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    440831 - Unaccounted Airmen - 31-8-1944

    From Henk's List -

    ALGERIA
    ASCOMBE, Kenneth Ernest - Sgt - 1057722 - RAFVR - Dely Ibrahim War Cemetery, Algeria.

    UK
    DAVIES, William Richard - Sqdn/Ldr - 74649 - RAFVR - Neath (Ynysymaerdy) Cemetery, Glamorganshire.
    HAY, Harry Walter Saxton - LAC - 1514839 - RAFVR - Beeston Cemetery, Nottinghamshire.
    KMIECIK, Edward - AC2c - P.704495 - Polish Forces - (2nd T.A.F) - Halton (St. Michael) Churchyard, Buckinghamshire.
    MACKOWIAK, Kazimierz - AC2c - P.707245 -Polish Forces - DOAS in Hospital.

    From CWGC & Geoff's sites -

    UK
    ALEXANDER, Raymond George - Sgt(Nav) - 1607283 - RAFVR - Thorney (St. Helen) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire. .[ Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    BELL, William Henry James - Sgt(Pilot) - 1801097 - RAFVR - Esher (Christ Church) Churchyard, Surrey.
    COX, William Edwin John - F/S (Flt/Engr) - 1607195 - RAFVR - Thorney (St. Helen) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire.[ Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    DAVIDSON, Ronald (Ronnie) - Sgt (A/G) - 1573660 - RAFVR - Aberdeen (Springbank) cemetery, Aberdeenshire. [ Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    GINGOLD, Sidney David - Sgt (Air Bomber) - 1582933 - RAFVR - Birmingham (Witton) Jewish Cemetery, Warwickshire. [ Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    HENSHALL, Peter - Sgt(Nav) - 1583433 - RAFVR - Stone Cemetery, Staffordshire. [ Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    HUGHES, Aereon - Sgt(Air Bomber) - 1622403 - RAFVR - Thorney (St. Helen) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire. .[ Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    LAMBELL, James - Sgt (Flt/Engr0 - 1594880 - RAFVR - Thorney (St. Helen) Churchyard, Nottinghamshire. .[ Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    NEVIN, Fred - F/S (Pilot) - 1149031 - RAFVR - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne(West Road) Cemetery, Northumberland.
    PACK, Alan William - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - 1717146 - RAFVR - Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery, Middlesex. [ Halifax V - LL283 - 1664 HCU ].
    RHODES, Thomas Ernest - Sgt(Nav) - 1623802 - RAFVR - Leeds (Lawnswood) Cemetery, Yorkshire. [ Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    SANDALL, Bernard - Sgt (A/G) - 2223112 - RAFVR - Ashby Puerorum (St. Andrew) Churchyard, Lincolnshire. [ Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    WATTS, Leslie Clarence - F/O (Pilot) - 141362 - RAFVR - Manchester Crematorium, Lancashire.

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    Hello,

    (UK) 2 - 141362 F/O (Pilot U/T.) Leslie Clarence WATTS RAFVR.

    P/O Watts was killed on a night training flight when No.41 OTU Hurricane IIC LF341, crashed at Booley House Farm (at map reference 580252), near Stanton upon Hine Heath, at 0400 on 31 August, 1944. Flying on instruments, in conditions of patchy cloud and occasional showers, the pilot is believed to have lost control while flying through a rain shower, and the aircraft dived into the ground.

    See:
    Pancakes & Prangs:Twentieth-Century Military Aircraft Accidents in Shropshire.
    Thorne,Thomas
    Wrexham:Bridge Books,2013
    p.238.

    Col.

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    Hi

    ALGERIA
    ASCOMBE, Kenneth Ernest - Sgt - serving at Algiers.

    UK
    DAVIES, William Richard - Sqdn/Ldr - probably registered in Hereford (age 43).
    HAY, Harry Walter Saxton - LAC - registered in Nottingham.
    KMIECIK, Edward - AC2 - Died in RAF Hospital, Halton.
    MACKOWIAK, Kazimierz - AC2 - Died in RAF Hospital, Halton.
    ALEXANDER, Raymond George - Sgt(Nav) - Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    BELL, William Henry James - Sgt(Pilot) - probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, NM637 of No 11 (P) AFU, which collided with Tiger Moth, N5451 near Chellaston in Derbyshire.
    COX, William Edwin John - F/S (Flt/Engr) - Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    DAVIDSON, Ronald (Ronnie) - Sgt (A/G) - Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    GINGOLD, Sidney David - Sgt (Air Bomber) - Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    HENSHALL, Peter - Sgt(Nav) - Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    HUGHES, Aereon - Sgt(Air Bomber) - Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    LAMBELL, James - Sgt (Flt/Engr0 - Stirling III - LJ630 - 1654 HCU ].
    NEVIN, Fred - F/S (Pilot) - probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, HM753 of No 14 (P) AFU, which spun into the ground near Consett in County Durham.
    PACK, Alan William - Sgt (Flt/Engr) - Halifax V - LL283 - 1664 HCU ].
    RHODES, Thomas Ernest - Sgt(Nav) -Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].
    SANDALL, Bernard - Sgt (A/G) - Wellington III - BK135 - 21 OTU ].

    Malcolm

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    No.16 EFTS didn't record much about the loss of N5451, but No.11 (P)AFU had a few entries in their ORB about it.

    August 31st 1944, “Chellaston, Derbyshire. Map Ref. 838508 Fatal accident involving Oxford I, NM.637. After having taken off from Church Lawford, whilst engaged on a cross country flight, this aircraft was observed to collide with Tiger Moth N5451 of No.16 EFTS, Derby. Both aircraft crashed and the pilot u/t, in Oxford NM637, 1801097, Sgt Bell W.H.J., was killed. A court of enquiry has been convened to investigate this accident.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    ASCOMBE, Kenneth Ernest - Sgt - 1057722 - shown as DOAS in Casualty Communique 461 - Flight 18 Jan 1945

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    Hello

    DAVIES, William Richard - Sqdn/Ldr - 74649 - the National Probate Calendar has William Richard Davies, of 8 Gower Street, Briton Ferry, died at Station Hospital, Credenhill, Herefordshire.

    HAY, Harry Walter Saxton - LAC - 1514839 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at The Basford Sanatorium, Nottinghamshire.

    Regards

    Simon

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