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    Default Unaccounted Airmen 21-1-43

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    Tomahawk AH905

    Pilot took off from Dunsfold on first solo in type. During the flight the aircraft suffered complete engine failure and pilot force landed at Bensfield in Surrey. Aircraft caught fire after the landing and was burnt out.

    Pilot PltOff J.A.Lowndes J.12893

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    Gents,

    No doubt that it was I that supplied the incorrect location for W8864, reached by translation of the Cassini reference which was quoted to me as VX817807. This is now obviously a misreading by the researcher of VX017807 on the 1180 . At the time I did not have the benefit of knowing the name of the fatality and so it wa not possible for me to cross check with the death registers. Nor does the original entry in the W File give a location as a starting point. but at at least the discussion generated here will allow a correction. I hope there will be many more!



    I am sure that AB will be more than happy to accept corrections to the lists from those whose research has been more focussed than the inevitable broad brush listings in ABS. It is remarkable that the job was ever attempted.

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    DaveW

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    Gents,
    Info on Master W8864 "Abandoned Scotland Nursery, Butterley, Derbyshire" came from Air Britain's Aeromilitaria Autumn 2008, Article: Crash Sites in the United Kingdom during Word War 2". In Air Britain's W1000-Z9999 is listed "Failed to recover from a spin and abandoned" (no further location).

    Buz,
    Thanks for info on Tomahawk AH905.

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    Henk.

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    Visitors of this thread probably missed a part of my question in message # 1:

    Looking for GRO-listing of:

    AC1 Patrick J. HENEGAN - 1268817 - buried Beja War Cem., Algeria - DOAS.
    F/O Douglas HUNTER - 122133 - Malta Mem. Panel 6 Column 2, Missing believed killed in action.

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    Hi Henk

    Henegan - 326 Wing
    Hunter - RAF North Front (Gibraltar)

    Malcolm

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    Thanks Malcolm; this info probably may help to research loss HUNTER.
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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk,

    Hunter was on Wellington HX690

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    Thanks Ross. HX690 was in my files however HUNTER missing. Other names of crew:
    F/Os T.H. GORDON-GLASSFORD - MiD, D. HUSTLER and B.W. CARMICHAEL; P/Os G.E. HARVEY and H.E. BEALE; Sgt J.H. BROWN.
    rEGARDS,
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    Henk,

    Re: F/O Douglas HUNTER - 122133.

    I have the following crew for No.179 Squadron, Wellington VIII HX690:

    (Alpha order)

    AUS403021 P/O (W.Op./Air Gnr.) Herbert Eldon BEALE MiD RAAF +
    1107562 Sgt John Henry BROWN RAFVR +
    CAN J/9641 F/O Brian Withers CARMICHAEL RCAF +
    AUS402658 F/O Terence Harry GORDON-GLASSFORD MiD RAAF +
    144013 P/O George Edward HARVEY RAFVR +
    121472 F/O John Saynor HUSTLER MiD RAFVR +

    BEALE - Killed in Action - Buried Bone War Cemetery, Annaba VII.F.18
    Others - Missing - Commemorated on the Malta Memorial

    Flight April 8, 1943. pp.377-8 Cas. Comm. No.218

    HUNTER is not mentioned in the above Flight listing, nor is he mentioned in the Item Notes of BEALE or GORDON-GLASSFORD.

    What happened to HUNTER?

    Col.
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    Good question Col...., let's go back to Ross for further info on HUNTER.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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