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    Default Unaccounted airmen 5-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:
    LAC Sidney W. KELLY - 534180 - 144 Sqn (North Luffenham, Rutland), and
    AC2 Alfred A. VAUGHAN - 1215021,
    both names not found in Flight archives.

    Also looking for unit and possible cause of death of the following airmen, commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial:
    P/O Norman C. DAVIES - 111528 - Panel 69, and
    LAC Robin H. WILLIAMS - 1380487 - Panel 98.

    Proposed aircraft losses:
    Blenheim IV - T1956 - 1 AAS - crashed in forced landing Donna Nook.
    Defiant I - L7032 - 60 OTU - crashed on overshoot East Fortune.
    Master III - W8711 - 1 FTS - bellylanded 2 miles S of Netheravon.
    Spitfire I - X4608 - 52 OTU - crashlanded Aston Down.
    Tiger Moth II - T6023 - 4 EFTS - flew into ground off Weighton Lock, near Faxfleet, Yorkshire.
    Tomahawk I - AH790 - 268 sqn - overshot landing Snailwell.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Sidney W. KELLY - age 25 Nottingham District, he is buried in Nottingham also.
    Alfred A. VAUGHAN -
    There is a age match in: 21 year old ALEC A VAUGHAN in the Oxford district. CWGC has him as Alfred Alick Vaughan.
    Scotlandspeople suggests no one named Vaughan and first initial A deid in Scotland in 1942.

    I can't help with Davies and Williams.

    regards

    Dennis
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
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    P/O F H Smith overshot on landing at Snailwell in Tomahawk AH790 and whilst braking hard to avoid workmen on the runway, overturned his aircraft. P/O Smith was lucky to escape with only a badly sprained wrist from the accident, whilst the Tomahawk was declared Category B - beyond repair on site, i.e. repairable at a Maintenance Unit or at a contractor's works.

    See:
    ADJIDAUMO "Tail inAir":The History of No.268 Squadron Royal Air Force 1940 - !946. Vol.I of 2.
    Ford,Colin.
    Woden:Author,2004.
    p.88

    Col.B

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    Thanks Col and Dennis for quick response.
    Regards,
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    Henk,

    RAF Overseas War Deaths 1939-1948 :-

    111528 P/O Norman C DAVIES Unit 4 AFTS (EFTS)
    1380487 LAC Robin H WILLIAMS Unit 4 EFTS

    Tiger moth crew !

    Mark

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    Thanks Mark for this valuable info.
    For Rich Allenby: Is it possible that the crash site "off Weighton Lock, near Faxfleet, Yorkshire" is an inaccessible area and the crew still have a field grave ? (Or severely burnt and identification impossible ?).
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    LAC Sidney W. KELLY - 534180 - died in the General hospital after he collided with a horse while motor cycling on November 16th, 1941
    (Nottingham Evening Post, 5 January 1942)

    Martyn

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    Default Re: 420105 - Unaccounted airmen 5-1-1942

    Lac. Alfred Thomas Lloyd. 1418101 RAFVR.
    at rest in Arcadia ( Oak Ridge ) Cemetery, Florida, USA.
    No further details.

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