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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 7-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    AC1 St.Clair R.J. ANDREWS - 1188825;
    P/O (Pilot) Harry E. ELLIOTT - 89785;
    LAC (Obs u/t) William E. GOODWIN - 1532409;
    AC2 (Pilot u/t) William K. HAWKINS - 1099682;
    LAC Joseph JOSE - 1066897, and
    Sgt (Pilot) Douglas C. SCURREY - 1202769.

    B - Died on active service:
    AC2 Kenneth W. PALMER - 1142371, and
    AC2 Albert G. TOWNROW - 1190150.

    C - Not found in Flight archices:
    LAC Harry H. VICKERS - 348468 - age 38.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Anson I - N9562 - 9 AOS - flew into ground Tal y Mignedd Mountain, Caernarvonshire.
    Anson I - R3409 - 1 AOS - abandoned Brant Fell, Cautley Crag, Sedbergh, Yorkshire.
    Hudson I - N7376 - 1 (C)OTU - crashed on take-off Silloth, Cumberland.
    Beaufort II - AW335 - TDU - crashed on take-off Gosport, Hampshire.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    Elliott,20, registered at Gosport, Hampshire, ?Beaufort AW335
    Goodwin,25,Hawkins,18,Jose,21,and Scurry,20 registered at Caernavon.Candidates for Anson N9562
    Palmer,20 registered at Seaford,Lincolnshire
    Townrow,26, registered at Gloucester Rural,Gloucestershire
    Vickers,38, registered at York N Yorkshire. From the list I couldn't find evidence to tie him to Anson R3409
    I couldn't find Andrews on the register but I suspect the StClair has caused problems in the entry, I saw the full name on CWGC
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    Thanks Dick; again five names to be deleted from THE list.
    Regards,
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    R3409 was a non fatal incident, all of the crew were able to safely vacate the aircraft.

    January 7th 1942, “Aircraft Anson No.3409 crashed at Brant Hill crew baled out, no casualties.”

    9 AOS didn't record anything accidents related in their ORB from July 1941 to June 1942 but with the 4 registered at Caernarfon
    Alan Clark

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    http://www.peakdistrictaircrashes.co.uk/

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    Hi Henk,

    P/O H E C Elliott
    LAC R J Andrews

    Both killed on TDU Beaufort

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    Hi Henk
    Following from Ross' post I have now found an Andrews ,24,registered in Gosport like Elliott. The problem is they have him on the list as James R S Andrews which is imaginative if nothing else!! but I wouldn't have considered him if it were not for Ross placing him on the Beaufort and the registration at Gosport
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    LAC Harry H. VICKERS - 348468 - died in a military hospital from injuries received in a street accident in York on December 24th.
    (Yorkshire Evening Post, 8 January 1942)

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    Hello

    LAC (Obs u/t) William E. GOODWIN - 1532409
    AC2 (Pilot u/t) William K. HAWKINS - 1099682
    LAC Joseph JOSE - 1066897
    Sgt (Pilot) Douglas C. SCURREY - 1292769 - their respective Grave Registration Report Forms confirm their unit as 9 A.O.S.

    AC2 Kenneth W. PALMER - 1142371 - the Nottingham Journal of January 12th 1941 reported the following:

    Bulwell Airman's Death
    The death has occurred in an R.A.F. hospital of Aircraftman Kenneth William Palmer, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Palmer, of 136 Logan Street, Bulwell.


    AC2 Albert G. TOWNROW - 1190150 - the Gloucester Citizen of January 17th 1941 reported the following (precised for brevity):

    R.A.F. MAN HAD NO LIGHTS
    Inquest on Gloucester Cyclist
    Returning a verdict of "death from misadventure" at Cheltenham on Friday on Aircraftman Albert George Townrow, who was killed while cycling along Innsworth Lane, Gloucester, the Coroner (Mr. J. D. Lane) said he thought that Townrow was riding without a light on, and in a hurry.
    Aircraftman Edward Joseph New, R.A.F. motor transport driver, said that on the morning on January 7 he was driving a motor vehicle along Innsworth Lane towards the main Cheltenham-Gloucester road, when he noticed a stationary coach in front of him.
    He pulled up and saw driver A/C Allen, who said, "Something's hit me. Could you give me a hand?" Witness got out and found an injured airman, his head on the grass vergre and his body in the road. He had serious head injuries.
    A/C Leonard Cyril Allen said that he was driving the motor coach...on the left hand side of the road at about 15 m.p.h. [at about 7.38 a.m.] He had on two sidelights and one tail light, but his headlamp was not on. He thought it was safe to drive without the headlight.
    He felt a bump on his off side, and stopped at once. He got out and found a cyclist lying on the road, badly injured.
    Witness saw no light at all. He looked at the bicycle in the presence of New, and found a lamp on it. He had to turn the screw of the lamp right down before it came on. Then it was a steady red glow like a cigarette.
    The Coroner said he was satisfied that A/C Allen came into collison with Townrow accidentally.


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    Simon

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    AT-6A accident, 41-16127, 430 Sch Sqn, ACAFS Do than, Alabama, Ozark, Alabama.
    Pilot killed, drowned. RAF Flying Cadet Lawrence S. BELL swam ashore , safe.

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    Pilot of 41-16127 was -
    Lac. Kenneth BARLASS, 1067047 , RAFVR.
    at rest in Montgomery ( Oakwood ) Cemetery Annex, Alabama, USA.

    Lac. Peter Duncan CAMPBELL. 1388191. RAFVR.
    from Plymouth, Devon.
    at rest in Mass City Cemetery, Arizona, USA.
    PT-17. 40-1857. 4 BFTS.
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