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    Default Unaccounted airman - 15-2-1941

    What caused the death of and/or what was the place of death registration for:

    F/Lt Donald D. GRAY - 74109 - death registered Oxford - not found Flight archives.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Oxford I - P1922 - 2 FTS - abandoned Brize Norton Village, Oxfordshire.
    DH Rapide - AW115 - 8 MCU - crashed on take-off Cardiff.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    This officer is on the missing page 215 from Flight archives, March 13th 1941

    P McMillan sent me the equiv entry from The Times, he is listed as Died on Active Service.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    The crash of Rapide AW115 apparently resulted in 3 injured airmen in a garden in Cardiff, none were reported as fatal.

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    10 EFTS ORB

    Additional incident

    Weston Super Mare. Feb 15 1941. LAC Joyce cashed at RLG. Machine badly damaged Pupil unhurt

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    Hello

    F/Lt Donald D. GRAY - 74109 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford. The Graves Registration Report Form lists his unit as 6 M.U.

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    Default Re: 410215 - Unaccounted airman - 15-2-1941

    F/Lt Donald Dean Gray was my Great Uncle. In researching my family tree I ended up at this page via a Google search. I thought it might be of value to someone to have the following details from his death certificate following an inquest:

    He died on 15 Feb 1941 as a result of injuries caused in a car accident when he ran into the back of a stationary lorry after lighting-up time. His wife (Alice Patricia Dean) died the following day. They left an orphan daughter. I believe he was a Pilot Officer at the end of WW1.

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