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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 15-5-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    AC2 George BELL - 1371428;
    AC2 Robert BLUNDELL - 1105907;
    AC2 Leslie A. LATTER - 1198793;
    Sgt (Pilot) John C.G. McGUFFIE - 952604, and
    F/Lt (Pilot) Hamilton C.S. VETCH - 34010.

    Proposed aircraft losses for this day:

    Hurricane I - P3221 - 56 OTU - crashed; no further details.
    Tiger Moth II - N9381 - 3 EFTS - flew into ground Watchfield.
    Tiger Moth II - T5846 - 14 EFTS - flew into ground 2 miles W of Kingsbury, Warwickshire.
    Anson I - N9817 - 3 (C)OTU - dived into ground near Chivenor (already as a casualty on this aircraft: Sgt Donald W. ROSE - 918435).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    AC2 George BELL - Can't identify a 24 year old in the Q2 register for Eng & Wales DOAS
    AC2 Robert BLUNDELL - Can't identify a 24 year old in the Q2 register for Eng & Wales DOAS
    AC2 Leslie A. LATTER - Age 27 Flyde district DOAS
    Sgt (Pilot) John C.G. McGUFFIE - Age 21 Barnstable KOAS
    F/Lt (Pilot) Hamilton C.S. VETCH - Age 28 Sutton Coldfield KOAS
    Hope it helps

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    Hi Henk
    Dennis beat me to it again!!
    McGuffie, registered at Barnstaple could be right for N9817 and it is where Rose,22 is registered
    CWGC has a George Bell on the right date age 34, the nearest I could find was age 29 and registered at Wetherby, NE of Leeds in W Yorkshire.Buried in Scotland
    Vetch at Sutton Coldfield could have been on T5846, Kingsbury is not far away.
    Like Dennis, I couldn't find Blundell but CWGC shows him as buried near his parents home and he could have died in Scotland
    Regards
    Dick

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    Default AC2 George BELL

    The death of an Aircraftman George BELL, aged 34, from "accidental gushot wound of the chest" was registered by F/O L.O'G. Whitfield R.A.F.V.R. at Dollarbeg, near Alloa in Scotland. Bell's usual residence was given as West Hartlepool.

    Googling to see what RAF facilities might have existed at Dollarbeg produced this link -

    http://www.ww2f.com/military-history/23728-r-f-dollarbeg-scotland.html

    There is no registration of BLUNDELL's death in Scotland.

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    David

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    Thanks dear friends for all your info; much appreciated.
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    F1180 confirms Vetch as sole fatality on Tiger Moth T5846

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    there is a Robert Blundell registered dead in Belfast District, Northern Ireland for this date.
    geni.nidirect.gov.uk
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    Hello

    AC2 Robert BLUNDELL - 1105907 - the Liverpool Scho of May 20th 1941 reported the following:

    SOUTHPORT AIRCRAFTMAN KILLED
    Aircraftman Robert Blundell, aged 29, of Belmont Street, Southport, had died from a fractured skull following a motor accident in Ireland. His borther Reginald died at the same age in a motor accident at Christmas two years ago.


    AC2 Leslie A. LATTER - 1198793 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at the Station Hospital, Royal Air Force Station Weeton, Lancs.

    Sgt (Pilot) John C.G. McGUFFIE - 952604 - the Graves Registration report Form confirms his unit as 3 (C) O.T.U.

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    John McGuffie crashed in Anson as stated, with DW Rose, into a wall opposite the now North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple. A new roundabout has recently been built there though the damage can still be seen to the wall. Heard it was doing aerobatics, and failed to come out of a roll. It unfortunately killed a civilian roadsweeper too called Sidney Thomas Pratt, aged 68. Apparently he was deaf and didnt hear the plane coming. The wall was alongside the A39 road as it was then. he is buried in Marwood Church near Barnstaple.

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

    Edward James Lock 1302551 , attached to HQ RAF ME , was taken seriously ill on 29 March and was admitted to Nunber 62 General hospital where he became dangerously ill on 5 April , dying of a mediastinum tumour

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