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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 3-11-1941

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    LAC Thomas H. FISHER - 960034, and

    AC1 Dennis TUDOR - 1382554.

    B - Killed on active service:
    LAC Alfred V. HINKS - 1184450.

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    AC2 Norman R. GERRISH - 1179632;
    F/O (Pilot) Francis N. HEAPEY - 45271, and
    Acw2 Irene M. McDONALD - 436620.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Blenheim IV - V5797 - A&AEE - dived into ground Crichel Down, Dorset.
    Hurricane I - V7461 - 59 OTU - abandoned Monk Castle, near Southwaite, Cumberland.
    Master III - W8660 - 61 OTU - crashed; no further details.
    Tiger Moth II - T5381 - 6 EFTS - crashed on take-off mile E of Als, Northamptonshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Warner has Heapey as the pilot of V5797 and killed in the accident, he also has Hinks as on the a/c but reports him only as seriously injured. Hinks' death is registered at Blandford,Dorset, in the 4th Qtr of 1941 but that still leaves the possibility that he died later than 3/11/41.
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    Thanks Dick. (Snow has gone !)
    Regards,
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    Hi Henk
    She who must be obeyed needed the PC but now I can resume. Our snow came and went in the same day!!
    Fisher,19, registered at Chester, Cheshire(it is the County Town)
    Tudor,19, registered at Knaresborough, W Yorkshire,
    Gerrish,28, registered at Devizes, Wiltshire,
    Irene McDonald,22, registered at Nuneaton, Warwickshire
    Just to tidy up, Heapey is also registered at Blandford, Dorset as Hinks.
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    Found I M McDonald DOAS by searching for the word 'Women's" only in first half of 1942, there are so few WAAF casualties its a catch all.

    F N Heapey is KOAS in Deec 18th Flight, found in search for 'apey', in the same group as Hinks.

    I did a google book search and this turned up!
    Aeroplane and Commercial Aviation News, published 1941

    Only a snippit view but they list the killed with serial numbers!!
    It lists N R Gerrish as DOAS

    I must add sadly that most names are hidden by the snippet view so this is not going to be much use to us! Such a pity to have all that data scanned but hidden!
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 13th January 2009 at 20:28.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dennis_burke View Post
    Found I M McDonald DOAS by searching for the word 'Women's" only in first half of 1942, there are so few WAAF casualties its a catch all.
    So Few! I have 725 in my records.

    Tony

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    I was referring to searching the amalgamated pdf files from Flight's Service Aviation pages for the first half of 1942,
    http://www.skynet.ie/~dan/war/flightsa

    There are so 'few' WAAF casualties in the lists in comparison to the males that one can find them easily by searching for the word 'Women's' only.

    Geoff Sullivans CWGC search engine returns 727 WAAF.
    http://www.hut-six.co.uk/cgi-bin/search39-47.php

    I wonder if there are two alias names or something like that.
    Dennis Burke
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    I have been through the ORB copies I have and don't have anything on these accidents. I found a few other fatal accidents on this day.
    Alan Clark

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    Thanks friends for all your help. My next thread on unaccounted airmen for 4-11-1941 will be one with more question marks !
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    "Warner has Heapey as the pilot of V5797 and killed in the accident, he also has Hinks as on the a/c but reports him only as seriously injured."

    Hinks was killed in the crash along with Heapey. The injured crewman was F/O G.F.Betts

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