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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 16-11-1940

    What caused the death of and/or what were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 Henry W. HUMPHREYS - 1309401 - killed on active service;
    Cpl John F. POWLEY - 61545 - not found Flight archives;
    AC2 Harry SMITH - 1359580 - not found Flight archives, and
    P/O (Pilot) George E. STANSBURY - 43129 - killed on active service.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Blenheim I - L4893 - A&AEE - dived into ground Filton.
    Magister I - N3911 - 56 Sqn - flew into ground near Collingbourne, Wiltshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Humphrey,27, is registered at W Ham in the East End of London, Powley,55, is registered at Epping, Essex,(he must have been close to retirement at the outbreak of war) Stansbury,30, is registered at Sodbury which includes Filton.
    There are 4 Harry Smiths!!
    Harry Smith,18, registered at Darlington,Durham
    -"- ,28, registered at Wenlock, Shropshire
    -"- 47, registered at Howden ,E Yorkshire
    -"- 29, registered at Shoreditch in E London.
    Regards
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    According to Warner, Stansbury was the sole occupant of the Blenheim.

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    Not about these casualties, and you may already have him listed.

    The following entries are from the No.10 Bombing and Gunnery School, Dumfries ORB.

    November 16th 1940, “1250416 AC2 Smalley, J.H. killed by contractors lorry at
    approximately 0030 hour. AC2 Smalley was an American citizen under training at this school
    as a volunteer Air Gunner in the Royal Air Force.”

    November 20th 1940, “Funeral of AC2 Smalley took place in the Roman Catholic Cemetery,
    Dumfries. Commanding Officer and full ceremonial parade in attendance.”
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dick View Post
    Hi Henk
    Humphrey,27, is registered at W Ham in the East End of London, Powley,55, is registered at Epping, Essex,(he must have been close to retirement at the outbreak of war) Stansbury,30, is registered at Sodbury which includes Filton.
    There are 4 Harry Smiths!!
    Harry Smith,18, registered at Darlington,Durham
    -"- ,28, registered at Wenlock, Shropshire
    -"- 47, registered at Howden ,E Yorkshire
    -"- 29, registered at Shoreditch in E London.
    Regards
    Dick
    Dick,
    Harry Smith - 1359580 was aged 28, so the death registered at Wenlock, Salop,

    Henk.

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    Thanks Al for additional info on SMALLEY; he was known to me with the note "Died on active service", however every info is very welcome.
    Best regards,
    Henk.

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    Can confirm that Smith died in RAF Hospital, Cosford, as a result of a blood infection. He was either serving at RAF Cosford, or No. 7 AACU (sources differ).

    Cheers, Tom

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    Hello

    AC2 Harry SMITH - 1359580 - the Graves Registration Report confirms he was serving with 7 A.A.C.U.

    Regards

    Simon

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Harold William Beaby 622996 , attached to Number 2 AACU, died in the Royal Portsmouth hospital of lobar pneumonia

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    Default Re: The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Walter Joseph James Westbrook 515882 and

    Bertram William Lamble 517842 ,

    Both attached to RAF Binbrook, were involved in a motor cycle accident, Lamble dying of his injuries two days later

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