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Thread: 430508 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-5-1943

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    F/Sgt James E. A. HUSCHMANN - 1013696 - the Dundee Evening Telegraph of October 16th 1943, as well as several other newspapers at the time, reported on the inquest into his death:

    MOTORIST NOT GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER
    John Percival Mitchell (26), a civilian technical officer, of York, was, at Northumberland Assizes, found not guilty of the manslaughter of Flight-Sergeant [James] Ernest Arthur Huschmann, R.A.F., of Bonnyrigg, Midlothian, by being under the influence of drink while in charge of a car. He was sentenced to twelve months' imprisonment for dangerous driving, and his licence was suspended for three years.
    Mr. C. B. Fenwick, prosecuting, said Huschmann was a passenger in the car driven by Mitchell, who, it was alleged, showed recklessness amounting to manslaughter, being so intoxicated that he was unable to have proper control of the vehicle which crashed into pillars at the entrance to Flodden wood. Huschmann was found lying under the car.
    Mitchell, in witness box, denied being under the influence of drink. He had no difficulty controlling the car and was only doing about 30 miles an hour.


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    Default Re: 430508 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-5-1943

    Leading Aircraftman
    MOORE, FRANCIS ARTHUR
    Service Number 959331

    His RAF GRO listing states: RFS Air Trans. Comm.

    Which I take to be Return Ferry Service Air Transport Command.

    Ocean Bridge by records that

    Four passengers panicked and jumped from a/c when smoke entered cabin from faulty heater; 2 rescued after 50 days in the wilderness
    The aircraft was Ventura AJ164
    and the two casualties were

    Cpl M Maley RAF
    LAC FA A Moore

    Further then, https://www.ab-ix.co.uk/pdfs/Jump_A-B_Variant1.pdf

    Gives the four names as:
    Butt E RAF 45 Grp
    Hogan J NLRngr
    Moore FA RAFVR 45 Grp
    Maley MM RAFVR 45 Grp

    Maley being Michael MALEY (1366501) and there was an archive post but the database is not opening it.
    Last edited by dennis_burke; 8th May 2020 at 00:18.
    Dennis Burke
    - Dublin

    Foreign Aircrew and Aircraft Ireland 1939-1945
    www.ww2irishaviation.com

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