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    Default Unaccounted airwoman and airmen - 1-5-1942

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found in Flight archives:
    LAC Edward H. DAILEY - 1426411, and
    ACW2 Doris LEYLAND - 2088361 - 914 (Balloon) Sqn (Northfield).

    B - Died on active service:
    Cpl Thomas E. MASTERSON - 549891;
    P/O (Pilot) Bruce M. OSBORN - 107996 - 609 Sqn (Duxford, Cambridgeshire), and
    LAC William PREECE - 1011196.

    C - In Flight, however unreadable in scanned copy:
    AC2 Geoffrey E. MEEK - 1765072.

    D - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    Sgt (Obs) Reginald E. RUSSELL - 1260822.

    E - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) John E. SKETCHER - 1116273;
    Sgt Arthur A.H. (Flight: A.H.A.) STAFFORD - 1286418, and
    Sgt (Pilot) John E. WALTON - 1061373.

    F - Proposed airc raft losses:
    Beaufort I - L9838 - 5 (C)OTU - crashed on landing Turnberry.
    Blenheim I - L8696 - 60 OTU - crashed in forced landing near East Fortune.
    Hudson I - N7206 - 6 (C)OTU - flew into ground Gainford, Co.Durham.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Pilot of L9838 was P/O R B Henry RCAF (Killed 26/07/42 - W6480)

    No other reported injuries.

    Walton
    Russell
    Stafford
    Sketcher

    All on N7206

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    DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.A/C.2 G. E. Meek;

    Women's Auxiliary Air Force
    DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE.A/CW.2 D. Leyland. The e has been scanned as a letter o.

    No sign of Dailey however.
    Dennis Burke
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    Henk,

    Re: P/O (Pilot) Bruce M. OSBORN - 107996 - 609 Sqn.
    A.
    Thus whereas during four months at Digby three outstanding British officer pilots - Dennis Barnham, John van Schaick, D.F.M.., and Peter Nash - departed, and only one British officer (Pilot-Officer Osborn, later to be killed in a motor smash) was posted in...

    B.
    APPENDIX A - PERSONNEL. PERIOD I, 1936 -45.
    Name: Plt Off B M Osborn.
    Country: Brit.
    Year: 41-2.
    Fate: Killed in car crash whilst with Sqn 1 May 42?

    See:
    The Story of 609 Squadron Under the White Rose.
    Ziegler,Frank H.
    Manchester:Crecy,1993(rev. & updated ed.).
    A. p.231
    B. p.341

    Col.
    Last edited by COL BRUGGY; 11th July 2009 at 17:04. Reason: minor correction

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    DAILEY reported as DOAS in The Times

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    Hi Henk
    Dailey,21, registered at Ashford, Kent
    Doris Leyland,21,registered in Manchester
    Osborn,21, registered at Henley, Oxfordshire
    Preece,28, registered at St Austell, Cornwall
    Meek,19, registered at Wharfedale W Yorkshire
    Sketcher,27,Stafford,29 and Walton 20, registered at Durham West consistent with Ross placing them on N 7206, the 4th man Russell,20, is recorded as registered at Darlington, Durham. You have him as dying of injuries or wounds and so he may have been taken to Darlington for treatment. The Darlington area ceased to exist before the war and became incorporated in Durham West by the time the war began so it ties in with N7206 and I think Darlington as the registration office is a mistake on the register.
    Masterson didn't come up
    For L8696 Warner records only injury to the solo pilot Sgt D Wiggins
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    Hi Dick

    Masterson is listed as Materson, Thomas E, 22, at Fylde.

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    Thanks Ross
    We live and learn, if only I could remember what I learn!!
    Regards
    Dick

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    What a bunch of info; this will keep me busy for a while. Thanks friends.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Hello Ross,

    Do you have the rest of the crew for W6480 please.

    Kind regards

    Kevin

    Quote Originally Posted by Ross_McNeill View Post
    Hi Henk,

    Pilot of L9838 was P/O R B Henry RCAF (Killed 26/07/42 - W6480)

    No other reported injuries.

    Walton
    Russell
    Stafford
    Sketcher

    All on N7206

    Regards
    Ross

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