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    Default 430821 - Unaccounted airwoman/airmen - 21-8-1943

    What were the places of death registration of:

    A - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (Pilot) Lewis W. CORDEY - 813092.

    B - Died on active service:
    ACW2 Dora M. HUDSON - 549538.

    C - Not found in Flight Magazine:
    F/Lt John McCRORY - 65481, and
    AC1 Alan A. OLNEY - 1463924.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master I - N7943 - 5 (P)AFU - overshot landing at Lichfield.
    Blenheim IV - R3766 - 1 AGS - crashed in forced landing Fairwood Common.
    Master II - DK860 - RAFC - overshot landing Barkston LG, Lincolnshire.
    Oxford I - EB861 - 3 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Hawkesbury Upton, Gloucestershire (already as a casualty on this aircraft: P/o [Pilot u/t] Donald MACIVER - 149380).
    Martinet I - HN871 - 7 OTU - crashed in forced landing Ballykelly.
    Wellington XI - HZ178 - 7 OTU - crashed on landing Limavady.
    Wellington VIII - LA986 - 3 (C)OTU - flew into high ground at night mile N of Tom's Hill House, near Exford, Devonshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Cordey is recorded as Sodbury, Glos., Vol.6a Pg.255 - MacIver is on the same page of the register so I'd go for Cordey being onboard EB861.
    Hudson is recorded as Norwich, Norfolk, Vol.4b Pg.144
    Olney is recorded as Truro, Cornwall, Vol.5c Pg.115

    McCrory doesn't appear to be in the England & Wales register, there are no hits against his name on the Scotland's People free search either. - Edit - He is buried in Northern Ireland at Portrush Cemetery, so it looks like another death in N.I.

    The No.7 (C)OTU accidents don't appear to have involved fatal casualties:

    August 21st 1943, “2 Wellington a/c, HZ 178 and HE 416 collided on runway, both aircraft damaged. Martinet a/c HN 871 during C.C.G. Exercise, had to make forced landing at Ballykelly owing to engine trouble. Fuel pipe damaged on landing but not cause of failure. Engine starvation being the cause.”
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    Thanks Al for this prompt and excellent info.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    F1180 confirms Cordey and MacIver on Oxford I - EB861

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    Hello

    F/Lt John McCRORY - 65481 - the Northern Whig newspaper of August 23rd 1943 carried the following announcement:

    McCRORY - August, 1943, at a military hospital, Flight-Lieutenant John McCrory, R.A.F., much loved husband of Elizabeth (Betty) McCrory, The Grove, Knockmore, Lisburn.


    Ancestry.co.uk has his death registered in Northern Ireland, but I can't find him on the PRONI website.

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    Simon

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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    Edwin Keith Sutherland 971576 a ground armourer died as the result of a flying accident
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    Default The Unaccounted Project - Final Stretch Updates by Jon Heyworth

    UPGRADE to John McCory 65481, he died of kidney failure caused by diabetes and complicated by septecemia in the 28th general hospital Bangor

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

    William Frank Smith Ridout 1657406 , attached to the PRO unit, was seriously injured in an air attack at Lentini at 22:30 hours on 12th August, eventually dying of his wounds

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

    Dora May Hudson 459538, a cleaner ( aerodrome ) , attached to RAF Lindholme , died in the Norwich and Norfolk hospital of a left cerebellar abscess arising from the left middle ear

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