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    Default 430507 - Unaccounted airmen - 7-5-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Not found in Flight Global:
    F/Sgt (Pilot) Thomas J. BERESFORD - 1384819 - age 21 - buried Barkingside Cem., Ilford, Essex, and
    W/O William J. RIPP - 355162 - age 49 - buried Woodgrange Park Cem., East Ham, Essex.

    B - Died on active service:
    LAC Joseph H. BOUCHER - 1267851;
    LAC Percy L. MOUNT - 1269980, and
    LAC Richard H. RUSHWORTH - 1542252.

    C - Killed on active service:
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Ernest FENWICK - 1075177;
    Sgt (Pilot) Henry J. KELLY - 1334203;
    Sgt (Pilot) Ralph B. KNIGHT - 1252181, and
    Sgt (WOp/Ag) Francis H. SCANLAN - 1021635.

    D - Loking for GRO-listing of:
    Cpl Matthew GRUNDY - 638168 - DOAS - buried El Alia Cem., Algeria.

    E - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Anson I - N4925 - 3 (O)AFU - collided with Anson EG185 in formation and crashed at Patshull Park, Pattingham, 7 miles W of Wolverhampton, Staffordshire.
    Magister I - V1042 - 10 FIS - crashed on take-off Loddon Bridge Road, Woodley.
    Oxford I - V3984 - 7 FIS - crashed on landing Upavon.
    Oxford II - X7280 - 285 Sqn - crashed on approach Woodvale.
    Spitfire II.A - P8144 - 57 OTU - collided with Spitfire P7856 and crashed, Shilbottle, Northumberland (P7856 could land safely).
    Tiger Moth II - T6300 - 25 (P)EFTS - crashed on approach Hucknall.
    Whirlwind I - P7057 - 263 Sqn - crashed on landing Warmwell.
    Anson I - EG185 - 3 (O)AFU - refer to Anson N4925 listed above.
    Defiant I - DR914 - 289 Sqn - crashed in forced landing West Freugh.
    Defiant I - DR964 - 289 Sqn - crashed in forced landing West Freugh.
    Oxford II - AP470 - 3 (P)AFU - crashed on take-off Lulsgate Bottom, Somerset.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
    Henk.

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    Henk,
    Grundy.....109 RSU.

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    Hi Henk

    BERESFORD - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
    BOUCHER - not Eng/Wales
    FENWICK - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
    KELLY - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?
    KNIGHT - Wokingham, Berkshire - V1042?
    MOUNT - Ipswich, Suffolk
    RIPP - Blackpool, Lancashire
    RUSHWORTH - Ipswich, Suffolk (Richard E)
    SCANLAN - Bilston, Staffordshire - N4925?

    Malcolm

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    Henk

    LAC Joseph Henry BOUCHER - 1267851 is not registered in the Scottish records.

    Douglas

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    Thanks all.
    Malcolm: Either N4925 or EG185 for the casualties registered at Bilston.
    Regards,
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    Henk,

    I missed this one!

    Re:Sgt (Pilot) Ralph B. KNIGHT/Magister I V1042 - 10 FIS

    7-5-1943
    No.10 Flying Instructors School (Elementary).
    Magister I V1042

    Crashed into farm house near London Bridge Road, Woodley, Berkshire, 1410hrs.

    1252181 Sgt (1st Pilot) Ralph Basil KNIGHT RAFVR +
    AUS413739 Sgt (2nd Pilot) Leslie William COLLINS RAAF - Seriously injured.

    Knight buried Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery, Oxfordshire. Collins admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital with a fractured spine and facial lacerations. Recovered later.

    Col.

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    Thanks Col, another one taken off the unaccounted list.
    Regards,
    Henk.

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    Gents

    for the sake of accuracy, location for the Magister was Loddon Bridge Road.

    regards

    DaveW
    Last edited by davew; 31st May 2010 at 18:00. Reason: typo

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    Hi DaveW,

    Don't know where in Hell I got "London Bridge Road". The 765C quoted "Lodden Bridge Road", which I checked, and found to be incorrect. "Loddon Bridge Road", it is!

    Thanks,

    Col.

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    Hi Henk,

    From ORB and accident cards:

    EG 185 - Beresford and Scanlan
    N4925 - Kelly and Fenwick.

    Cheers,

    Tom

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