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    Default Unaccounted airmen - 14-1-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    AC2 Stanley P. ASTINGTON - 1426283;
    F/Sgt Arthur W. READHEAD - 364238, and
    F/Sgt Gordon W. REID - 590717.

    B - Killed on active service:
    F/Sgt (WOp) Derek A. BOOTH - 637476 (looking for his unit as well).

    C - Not found Flight archives:
    Sgt (Pilot) Terence C. JUNG - 1169110.

    D - Proposed aircraft losses for this day:
    Beaufort I - L9796 - 5 OTU - dived into ground 1 mile SW of Bideford, Devon (already as a casualty on this a/c: P/O [Pilot] T.D. DAWSON - 101009).
    Beaufort I - N1025 - 5 OTU - flew into ground 3 miles E of Braunton, Devon (already as a casualty on this a/c: Sgt [Obs] H.N. SMITH - 1052893 and F/Sgt [Ag] D.W. PIKE - 645182).
    Botha I - W5019 - 8 AGS - crashed on take-off Evanton.
    Hurricane I - V6609 - 56 OTU - crashed in forced landing Mores Farm, Long Sutton, Lincolnshire.
    Lysander II - L4779 - 41 OTU - crashed in forced landing Stockbridge, Hampshire.
    Master III - W8763 - 1 FTS - crashed on overshoot at night Shrewton (already as a casualty on this a/c: S.Lt/A [RN] D.G. TOMPKINS).

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Sgt. T. C. Jung is in there, dated Feb 26th 1942 Fligth magazine.

    Died of wounds or injuries received on active service.
    DIED OF WOUNDS OR INJURIES RECEIVED ON
    ACTIVE SERVICE.óL.A/C. P. E. Bushell; Sgt. T. C. Jnng; L.A/C. G. B. Murphy; L.A/C. D. A.
    Phillips; P/O. V H. Saunders,

    is the scanned group, you can see the scanning error that misses Jung above.
    Dennis Burke
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    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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    Thanks 'Sherlock' Dennis.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Henk
    This lot are a puzzle as none of them comes up on the register. It may be that they all were on the Botha that crashed in Scotland as they are all buried in England near their homes.
    Regards
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    Hi Henk
    I tell lies!! Readhead,34, is registered at Bridgend,Glamorgan I mis-spelled the name the first time by missing the first a.
    Regards
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    Thanks Dick. Let's wait and see what '8 AGS-news' comes from Scotland.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Gents

    Terence C Jung registered at Barnstaple which includes Braunton in its administration. N1025?

    regards

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 23rd March 2009 at 20:29. Reason: typo

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    Thanks Dave. Was Barnstaple also the registration place for Sgt (Obs) Harry N. SMITH - 1052893 and F/Sgt (Ag) Douglas W. PIKE - 645182, both killed on Beaufort N1025.
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    Readhead died of Meningitis (Halton Roll of Honour)

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    REID GORDON WEMYSS
    Rank: Flight Sergeant
    Service No: 590717
    Date of Death: 14/01/1942
    Age: 25
    Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force
    Grave Reference: Sec. A. Grave 23.
    Cemetery: BUSHEY (ST. JAMES) CHURCHYARD
    Additional Information: Son of Thomas Wemyss Reid and Margery Ann Reid; husband of Dorothy Hilda Reid, of Bushey Heath. His car crashed into a telegraph pole at Kneesall on the 13th January. He died in Newark Hospital the following day. Warrant Officer Leonard Kenney his passenger succumbed on the 18th.

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