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    Default 430508 - Unaccounted airmen (FAA) - 8-5-1943

    S.Lt/A Edward W. BERRY - age 23 - HMS Saker and Ldg Air Fitter/L Richard P.A. SANDFORD - age 20 - FAA/FX.75302 (HMS Saker II), were both killed in an air crash 8-5-1943 and lie buried Newport (Island) Cemetery, Rhode Island, USA.
    Their names are on the Naval History Hompepage but not listed by Ray Sturtivant in his book on FAA-losses.
    It is possible that they were killed on an aircraft on loan from the US Navy.
    Looking for info on aircraft and cause of accident.
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    Henk.

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    Forgot to mention that S.Lt BERRY was assigned to 738 Squadron.

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    Was a US Plane...

    From Google News.. Sorry best go at decoding all text!

    Two British Flyers Die In US Plane Crash
    Pay-Per-View - Hartford Courant - ProQuest Archiver - May 9, 1943
    Adams Mass May 8
    AP

    Two British airmen were killed today when an American training from the Naval Air Station at Quonset Point Rhode Island crashed in the woods of Mt Greylock. Naval District headquarters announced today The victims were pilot and observer. Their identities were withheld of their families"

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    Thanks Paul for reference.
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    Default 430508 - Unaccounted airmen - 8-5-1943

    What were the places of death registration for:

    A - Died on active service:
    F/Sgt James E.A. HUSCHMANN - 1013696, and
    W/O George H. TAYLOR - MBE - 207558 - age 58.

    B - Not found in Flight Global:
    Sgt Alfred THORN - 547079 - age 24 - buried Chatham (Palmerston) Cem., Kent.

    C - Proposed aircraft losses:
    Master III - W8448 - 5 (P)AFU - crashed in forced landing Wardle Hall Farm, near Calveley.
    Proctor I - P6306 - 1 RS - crashed on landing Cranwell North.
    Mustang I - AM213 - 309 Sqn - crashed on landing Peterhead.

    Regards and thanks for your help.
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    Hi Henk

    Huschmann - not Eng/Wales
    Taylor - Southampton, Hampshire
    Thorn - Chatham, Kent

    Malcolm

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    Henk

    Although F/Sgt James Ernest Arthur HUSCHMANN - 1013696 is buried in Cockpen Old Churchyard which is East of Edinburgh, I cannot find his death being registered in the Scottish records. I have tried various spelling and Soundex options but nothing is being shown.

    Douglas

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    Thanks Douglas & Malcolm for your continuous support.
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    59 OTU ORB
    F/Sgt. Huschmann (of Signal Section) died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident a few days previously.

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    Hello

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

    MOTORIST NOT GUILTY OF MANSLAUGHTER

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