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    Default 430216 - Unaccounted airwomen and airmen - 16-2-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Killed on active service:
    ACW2 Patricia BAXTER - 2141264;
    Sgt (Pilot) Douglas CAMPBELL - 535179;
    Asst. Section Offr (WAAF) Joan P. CHANDLER - 6312, and
    ACW2 Irene D. COLLETT - 2148006.

    B - Not found in Flight archives:
    LACW Rosina A. FROST - 2069724.

    C - Died on active service:
    W/O Frederick C. GALLOP - 346921 - age 46, and
    LACW Betty T. HASPREY - 471993.

    D - Died of wounds or injuries received on active service:
    LAC Arthur LEWIS - 1126912 - 958 (Balloon) Sqn (Green Willows, Sketty Park, Swansea with a detachment at Port Talbot).

    E - Looking for GRO-listing of:
    AC2 Wilfred HALLWORTH - 1093796 - age 20 buried Dely Ibrahim War Cem., Algeria (not found in Flight archives).

    F - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Magister I - T9827 - 317 Sqn - crashed in forced landing left bank of Trent at Adlingfleet, Yorkshire.
    Oxford I - V4032 - 17 (P)AFU - flew into high ground at night near Berwick, St.James, Wiltshire.
    Oxford II - V3603 - 3 (P)AFU - crashed on approach Bibury.
    Tiger Moth II - T5955 - 15 EFTS - flew into ground Solway Sands.
    Tiger Moth II - T7333 - 11 EFTS - crashed in forced landing Luncarty, 4 miles NNE of Perth, Perthshire.
    Tiger Moth II - T8251 - 16 EFTS - spun into ground Bannell Farm, Mickelover, Derbyshire.
    Typhoon I.B - DN422 - Del Flt - crashed on take-off Sawbridgworth.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    Hallworth listed with 107 R & BU, whatever that was!

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    Henk/Alan,

    Re Hallworth:

    Most likely, No.107 Repair & Salvage Unit.

    Formed c. 9-10-42 in UK for 'Operation Torch'; 13-11-42 arrived Algiers, to BLIDA; redesignated No.2(NA) ARU 28-3-43.

    See:
    Royal Air Force Flying Training and Support Units/Sturtivant et al. p.258

    Col.

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    Hi Henk
    3 of your Ladies are registered at W Glamorgan and may be connected to a single incident. Patricia Baxter,19,Joan P Chandler,21 and Irene D Collett,19
    Campbell,24,registered at Salisbury, Wiltshire
    Gallop,46, registered at Uxbridge,Middlesex
    Betty T Hasprey,23, registered at Evesham,Worcestershire
    Lewis,37, registered at Swansea, Glamorgan
    Didn,t find Rosina A Frost
    Regards
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    Hi Henk,
    a pilot of the Typhoon DN422 was F/L M.J. Gray. He was unhurt.
    Regards
    Mojmir

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    T5955 & T8251 were both recorded as none fatal accidents, a Sgt Clark & Sgt Fields were flying T5955 and T8251 was being flown by Army Corporal R.W. Ryan (2589852 - Glider Pilot Regiment).
    Alan Clark

    Peak District Air Accident Research

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

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    South West Wales was bombed on the 17th Feb 1943 and a number of lives lost. Prehaps this links the 3 WAAFs

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    Hi Henk
    Picking up from Paul's info about the bombing in S W Wales it could also involve Lewis in Swansea
    Regards
    Dick

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    Thanks all for your much apppreciated help.
    Dick: Could the death registration for CAMPBELL (Salisbury, Wiltshire) match was the Oxford crash location (near Berwick, St.James, Wiltshire) ?
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    Henk.

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    Hi Henk
    I missed that possibility, Berwick St James was within the Salisbury Registration area at the time
    Regards
    Dick

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