Air Force deaths involving RAAF/RAF Australians in Scotland Chronologically

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  1. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    There were 146 Australians in the RAAF/RAF buried in 48 Cemeteries throughout Scotland.

    The first (an Australian connection only - His mother was a Sydney socialite) was on the 8th of September 1939 and the last on 16th May 1945.

    The Mercury (Hobart, Tas) – 12SEP1939

    KILLED IN ACTION - Son of Former Sydney Society Girl

    SYDNEY, September 11.

    Advice was received In Sydney today that Pilot-Officer the Hon. Peter Loughborough, of the Royal Air Force, son of Lady Millbank (formerly Miss Sheila Chisholm, of Sydney), was killed in action on Friday night.
    1.Hon Frances Edward Scudamore St Clair-Erskine, styled Lord Loughborough (b. 16 Nov 1892; dvp. 4 Aug 1929), mar. 27 Dec 1915 (div. 1926) Margaret Sheila Mackellar Chisholm (mar. (2) 14 Nov 1928 Sir John Charles Peniston Milbanke, 11th Bt., of Halnaby, co. York; d. 13 Oct 1969), dau. of Harry Chisholm, of Sydney, New South Wales, and had issue:
    1a.Hon Anthony Hugh Francis Harry St Clair-Erskine, later 6th Earl of Rosslyn
    2a.P/O Hon Peter George Alexander St Clair-Erskine RAF (b. 30 Oct 1918; d. 8 Sep 1939)
    Killed on Active Service with 111sq in Hurricane L1631.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-air/27756-pilot-officer-hon-peter-george-alex-st-clair-erskine.html#post307524

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer The Hon. PETER GEORGE ALEX. ST. CLAIR-ERSKINE

    111 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 08 September 1939
    Son of Anthony Hugh Francis Harry St. Clair-Erskine, 6th Earl of Rosslyn, and of the Countess Rosslyn (nee Chisholm), of St. John's Wood, London.
    Remembered with honour
    ROSSLYN (ST. MATTHEW) CHAPELYARD

    View attachment 61290

    Thanks to Gerry Farrell for the photos.
     

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  2. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    First Australian killed on active service in Europe.

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    Hawker Audax
    K7479
    13 Fighter Training School

    P/O 41821 Frederick Alan Bishop 23 (pilot) killed. (Of Australia)
    P/O 41827 Keith Bartram Chiazzari 19 (pilot) killed. (Of South Africa)

    Pilot Officer Bishop was born in Melbourne, Victoria.

    (Acting) PO Bishop, RAF (14/09/39) was killed when Hawker Audax K7479,
    of No 1 Course, 13 Flying Training School crashed and was destroyed by fire, in the grounds of Whittinghame Farm school, a few miles E of Drem. APO Bishop was the passenger, the pilot also being killed.
    (Another crash detail - "Flew into hill near East Linton, East Lothian")

    In the grounds of Dirleton.

    Dirleton Cemetery contained the CWGC plot for RAF Drem, which before and immediately after the outbreak of WW2 was a training station. It then became the main Scottish fighter airfield, defending the naval bases on the River Forth from German air attacks from Norway.

    Dirleton Cemetery.JPG

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer FREDERICK ALAN BISHOP

    41821, Royal Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 14 September 1939
    Son of Albert and Susannah Mary Bishop, of Oakleigh, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    DIRLETON CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer KEITH BARTRAM CHIAZZARI

    41827, Royal Air Force
    who died age 19
    on 14 September 1939
    Son of Henry William and Elsie Honoria Chiazzari, of Scottsville, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa.
    Remembered with honour
    DIRLETON CEMETERY
     

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  3. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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    William Edward Lockley
    Service number: 41436
    Rank: Pilot Officer
    Unit: No 233 Squadron
    Service: Royal Air Force
    Conflict: 1939-1945
    Date of death: 10 October 1939
    Cause of death: Accidental (Aircraft accident)


    Notes: Born 11/01/1918, Collaroy, NSW. Previous service: 2nd Anti-aircraft battery (militia).
    Commemorative Roll - William Edward Lockley | Australian War Memorial

    Pilot Officer William Edward Lockley was born on 11/01/1918 at Collaroy, NSW.
    He was stationed with 233 squadron at RAF Leuchars.

    The crew of (4) were all killed on October 10th 1939, when their Hudson 1, flew into a hillside in atrocious weather, when returning from a recon mission along the Norwegian Coast.

    Crew:

    Flying Officer Charles Hampton (Charlie) Clark 39272 RAF 27 (New Zealand)
    Pilot Officer William Edward Lockley 41436 RAF 21 (Australia)
    AC1 Basil Norman Blades 550711 RAF 19 (UK)
    AC2 W McK Cochrane 620399 RAF (UK)


    233 Sqn
    Hudson I
    N7227

    Coded ZS-Y

    Reason for loss.

    Op: Patrol, RAF Leuchars, Took off 14:20 hrs

    The Hudson was flying very low as the visibility was poor with a low cloud base and it struck high ground at 19:40hrs, 1.5 miles south of Freuchie, Fife, when returning from patrol. Fire broke out immediately and the wreckage was distributed over a large area. The crew of four were killed instantly.

    From RAF Coastal Command Losses, Vol 1 1939-41

    View attachment 61296
    In Memory of
    Flying Officer CHARLES HAMPTON (CHARLIE) CLARK

    39272, 233 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 27
    on 10 October 1939
    Son of John and Nora Clark, of Wellington City, New Zealand.
    Remembered with honour
    LEUCHARS CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer WILLIAM EDWARD LOCKLEY

    41436, 233 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 10 October 1939
    (of Australia)
    Remembered with honour
    LEUCHARS CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Aircraftman 1st Class BASIL NORMAN BLADES

    550711, 233 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 19
    on 10 October 1939
    Son of Norman and Jane Blades, of Thornaby-on-Tees.
    Remembered with honour
    WATH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Aircraftman 2nd Class W. McK. COCHRANE

    620399, 233 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died
    on 10 October 1939

    Remembered with honour
    NEW MONKLAND CEMETERY
     

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  4. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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    RAAF: Dyce


    FO Nivison-Smith was the pilot of Whitley V P5064, of 502 squadron, which crashed on takeoff, about 2 miles E of at RAF Kinloss. FO Nivison-Smith and the other two crew members (who were also killed) were from 612 Sq, based at RAF Dyce, the pilot being the squadron commander. 502sq had recently converted from Ansons to Whitleys and 612 was in the process of converting, which is why they were in a 502 sq aircraft.

    41454 Flying Officer Albert Robert Nivison-Smith (also spelt Nevison-Smith), the son of Robert Henry and Amy Ernestine Nivison-Smith of Narrabri, NSW. Nivison-Smith travelled to England in 1938 and trained in the Royal Air Force at No. 8 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, Reading and No. 11 Flying Training School at Shrewsbury. During the Second World War he served with 612 Squadron RAF, stationed at RAF Dyce in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.



    At the beginning of the war the squadron flew Avro Ansons on coastal patrols. In November 1940, they began converting to Armstrong Whitworth Whitleys and it may have been while training in a Whitley that Nivison-Smith was killed in a flying accident on 5 November 1940. Nivison-Smith is buried at Dyce Old Churchyard, a cemetery located near RAF Dyce. He was 22 years old when he died.



    The undermentioned Pilot Officers are promoted to the rank of Flying Officer on the dates stated:—3rd September 1940
    41454 Flying Officer Albert Robert Nivison-Smith

    In Memory of
    Squadron Leader ALAN MILNE SCOTT

    A F C


    90369, 612 Sqdn., Royal Air Force (Auxiliary Air Force)
    who died age 26
    on 05 November 1940
    Son of James and Nellie Maitland Scott, of Inchgarth, Pitfodels. B.A. (Cantab.).
    Remembered with honour
    ABERDEEN (SPRINGBANK) CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Flying Officer ALBERT ROBERT NIVISON-SMITH

    41454, 612 Sqdn., Royal Air Force
    who died age 22
    on 05 November 1940
    Son of Robert Henry and Amy Ernestine Nivison-Smith, of Narrabri, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    DYCE OLD CHURCHYARD

    In Memory of
    Sergeant STANLEY NICHOLLS

    973969, 502 Sqdn., Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 21
    on 05 November 1940
    Son of Robert and Annie Nicholls, of Wigan.
    Remembered with honour
    PRESTON (NEW HALL LANE) CEMETERY


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  5. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Confirmed.

    These were the three men on the Whitley.

    Ross
     
  6. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Confirmed.

    These were the three men on the Whitley.

    Ross

    Thanks Ross - I did a process of elimination through Geoff's search engine but needed to confirm.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  7. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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  8. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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    (741895) (RAF) Sgt Andrew Harold Sargent Evans of 3 (C) OTU was on a solo flight in Beaufort L9829 when on take off the aircraft was seen to climb too steeply, turned through 180 degrees then flew into a hill 1 mile north of Chivenor and caught fire at 20:40 hrs. Sgt Evans was critically injured and died the next day.


    Born South Australia 1917, Andrew Harold Sargent Evans, of 153 Crawley Green Road, Luton Bedfordshire died 19th February 1941 at North Devon Infirmary, Chivenor, Barnstable, Devonshire. He was 24.
    Cockburnspath Parish Churchyard2  [1280x768].JPG .JPG] In Memory of
    Sergeant ANDREW HAROLD SARGENT EVANS

    741895, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 24
    on 19 February 1941
    Son of Harold Easton Evans and Mary Helen Evans, of Adelaide, South Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    COCKBURNSPATH PARISH CHURCHYARD
     

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  9. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Any further information on the aircraft details and any other crew would be appreciated.

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    400158 Pilot Officer SLOAN, Percival Martin

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A9300 Barcode 5252421 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type:Spitfire
    Serial number:X4421
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 57 Operational Trg RAF

    Summary:

    On the 27th March 1941, PO Sloan, a Pilot, was killed in an aircraft accident. He is buried in the Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard, UK.
    Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.JPG
    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer PERCIVAL MARTIN SLOAN

    400158, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 23
    on 27 March 1941
    Son of Thomas Andrew and Jane Maltilda Sloan, of Essendon, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    HAWARDEN (ST. DEINIOL) CHURCHYARD
     

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  10. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

  11. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Crash details from : LB-30A Liberator AM261

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    The aircraft had taken off from Heathfield (Ayr) to fly to Gander in eastern Canada with ferry crews on-board with the intention of those crews ferrying new aircraft back across the Atlantic. Shortly after take off the aircraft entered cloud and flew into Mullach Buidhe near the head of Coire Lan. The flight crews on-board were from Royal Air Force Ferry Command, Air Transport Auxiliary and British Overseas Airways Corporation. All 22 of the crew and passengers perished in the crash making it the worst crash on Arran.
    This aircraft had been used less than two weeks earlier to fly the Duke of Kent across the Atlantic, the first such time a member of the royal family had crossed the Atlantic by air.

    All but one of the crew and passengers were buried on the island, the one who wasn't, Radio Officer Henry Green, was buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery in Surrey.

    Kilbride Old Churchyard, Lamlash, Isle of Arran is situated beyond the golf course at Lamlash and contains 36 CWGC graves including a double internment of 2 sisters and the 21 crew of a Liberator which crashed on Arran in 1941. [/QUOTE]

    Crew:

    Ernest Robert Bristow White - Captain - B.O.A.C. ( Pilot) Killed
    Francis Delaforce Bradbrooke - Captain - A.T.A. (Co-pilot) Killed

    Passengers:

    James Josiah Anderson Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Ralph Bruce Brammer Radio Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    John Beatty Drake Radio Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Daniel Joseph Duggan Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Henry Samuel Green Radio Officer B.O.A.C. Passenger Killed
    George Thomas Harris Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Hoyt Ralph Judy Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Wilfrid Groves Kennedy Radio Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Watt Miller King Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    George Laing Radio Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    William Kenneth Marks Radio Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Hugh Cameron McIntosh Radio Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Albert Alexander Oliver Radio Officer A.T.A. Passenger Killed
    George Herbert Powell Radio Officer A.T.A. Passenger Killed
    John Evan Price Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Herbert David Rees Radio Officer A.T.A. Passenger Killed
    Ernest George Reeves Flight Engineer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    John James Rouleston First Officer R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Harold Clifford Wesley Smith Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed
    Jack Wixen Captain R.A.F.F.C. Passenger Killed

    Kilbride Old Churchyard.jpg

    In Memory of
    Captain ERNEST ROBERT BRISTOW WHITE

    British Overseas Airways Corporation
    who died age 35
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of George Ernest and Florence Louise White; husband of Elizabeth Mary White, of Uplands, Bristol. F.R. Met. S.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain FRANCIS DELAFORCE BRADBROOKE

    Air Transport Auxiliary
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain JAMES JOSIAH ANDERSON

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer RALPH BRUCE BRAMMER

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer JOHN BEATTY DRAKE

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 26
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of John F. Drake and Maud Drake, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain DANIEL JOSEPH DUGGAN

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 39
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Cornelius J. Duggan and Katherine O'Kelly Duggan; husband of Barbara Mary Duggan, of Winthrop, Massachusetts, U.S.A.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer HENRY SAMUEL GREEN

    Atlantic Ferry Command., British Overseas Airways Corporation
    who died age 30
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Henry and Matilda Jane Green; husband of Betty Joan Green, of Earl's Court, London.
    Remembered with honour
    BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY


    In Memory of
    Captain GEORGE THOMAS HARRIS

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain HOYT RALPH JUDY

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 24
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Edward L. Judy and Mabel Judy; husband of Texas Miller Judy.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer WILFRID GRAVES KENNEDY

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain WATT MILLER KING

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 27
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Eli and Lorene King; husband of Geraldine King, of Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.A.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer GEORGE LAING

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 33
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of William and Ada Laing; husband of Alice May Mary Laing, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer WILLIAM KENNETH MARKS

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer HUGH CAMERON McINTOSH

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 27
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of George and Francis Amelia McIntosh; husband of Margaret Ruth McIntosh, of Markham, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer ALBERT ALEXANDER OLIVER

    Air Transport Auxiliary
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer GEORGE HERBERT POWELL

    Air Transport Auxiliary
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain JOHN EVAN PRICE

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 30
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Sidney Evan Price and of Eveline Mary Price (nee Batten), of Geelong, Victoria, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Radio Officer HERBERT DAVID REES

    Air Transport Auxiliary
    who died age 27
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of David and Catherine Ann Rees, of Felinfoel, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Flight Engineer ERNEST GEORGE REEVES

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    First Officer JOHN JAMES ROULESTON

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died
    on 10 August 1941

    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain HAROLD CLIFFORD WESLEY SMITH

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 50
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Jason and Anna Amelia Smith; husband of Annie Smith, of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN


    In Memory of
    Captain JACK WIXEN

    Royal Air Force Ferry Command
    who died age 27
    on 10 August 1941
    Son of Aron and Tanya Wixen, of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
    Remembered with honour
    KILBRIDE OLD CHURCHYARD, ISLE OF ARRAN
     

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  12. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Hi,

    Quite a bit of discussion here
    AUS400158 Percival Martin SLOAN RAAF

    Flintshire is not in Scotland though.

    Ross

    I was worried about this one. The chap who took most of my photos in Scotland took this one so I made an assumption instead of checking google.

    Thanks for the link.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  13. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Rather a lot on the web for this Atlantic Ferry Organisation return aircraft crash.

    Google Liberator AM261

    Ross
     
  14. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    Rather a lot on the web for this Atlantic Ferry Organisation return aircraft crash.

    Google Liberator AM261

    Ross

    Thanks Ross.

    I did rather well there didn't I.

    He was not the pilot and 22 died in the crash. I had the details that 21 of 22 were buried on the island but did not put it all together.

    I will leave this one until tomorrow I think.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
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  16. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    402661 Sergeant KILLEN, Richard Lyle

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, Commonwealth War Graves records
    W R Chorley : RAF Bomber Command Losses Operational Training Units, 1940-1947,
    Page 68, Volume 7.
    Aircraft Type: Wellington
    Serial number: R 1622
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 20 Op Training RAF

    Summary:

    On the 23rd August 1941, Wellington R1622 took off from RAF Lossiemouth, detailed to
    carry out local night flying practice, but due to incorrect flap settings, the aircraft failed to
    climb. Having grazed the top of a hangar, which took away the pitot head, the aircraft
    was ditched at approx 0105 hours roughly four miles out in the Moray Firth. Two of the
    crew were killed and two were injured

    Crew:

    RNZAF Sgt T H Bagnall, Captain (Pilot) Injured (Later killed 17/12/1942)
    RAAF 402661 Sgt R L Killen, (Pilot) Killed
    RAF Sgt R F Lawrence, Injured (Later Killed 9/3/1942)
    RAF Sgt A Thompson, (Air Gunner) Killed

    Sgt Killen is buried in the Kiltearn Parish Churchyard, UK.
    Sgt Thompson is buried in the South Shields (St Simon, Simonside) Churchyard, UK.
    In Memory of
    Sergeant RICHARD LYLE KILLEN

    402661, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 21
    on 23 August 1941
    Son of Edward Cecil Lyle Killen and Bessie Marie Killen, of Benerembah, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    KILTEARN PARISH CHURCHYARD


    In Memory of
    Sergeant ALAN THOMPSON

    1379144, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
    who died age 30
    on 23 August 1941
    Son of Thomas William Thompson, and of Mary Ann Thompson, of Simonside, South Shields; husband of Beatrice Thompson, of Simonside.
    Remembered with honour
    SOUTH SHIELDS (ST. SIMON, SIMONSIDE) CHURCHYARD
     
  17. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    403078 Pilot Officer SLY, Ronald Reginald

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A9301 Barcode 52522381 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type:Spitfire
    Serial number:X4904
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 58 Operational Trg RAF Took off from Grangemouth at 10:21 hrs. Last heard on w/t at 11:33 hrs but did not respond to repeated calls from 11:55 hrs.


    Summary:

    On the 17th October 1941, an aircraft flown by PO Sly took off from Grangemouth at 10:21 hrs and was last heard from on w/t at 11:33 hrs but did not respond to repeated calls from 11:55 hrs. The aircraft failed to return after flying in
    formation between Cupar and Leuchars, Scotland. P/O Sly, age 21, was found in his burnt out aircraft at Maddy Moss, Ochils, north
    west of Dollar on 21-10-41.
    He is buried in the Grangemouth Grandsable Cemetery, Scotland, UK.


    Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.JPG

    In Memory of
    Pilot Officer RONALD REGINALD SLY

    403078, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 21
    on 17 October 1941
    Son of Kenneth Willis Sly and Ruth Alice Walker Sly, of Richmond, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    GRANGEMOUTH (GRANDSABLE) CEMETERY
     

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  18. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    A couple of corrections.

    Cupor is actually Cupar

    Crash time is incorrect.
    Took off from Grangemouth at 10:21 hrs. Last heard on w/t at 11:33 hrs but did not respond to repeated calls from 11:55 hrs.

    Regards
    Ross
     
  19. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

    A couple of corrections.

    Cupor is actually Cupar

    Crash time is incorrect.
    Took off from Grangemouth at 10:21 hrs. Last heard on w/t at 11:33 hrs but did not respond to repeated calls from 11:55 hrs.

    Regards
    Ross

    Thanks Ross.

    Great info.

    Corrected spelling for Leuchars and Grandsable but never heard of Cupar.

    Cheers

    Geoff
     
  20. spidge

    spidge RAAF RESEARCHER Patron

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    RAAF FATALITIES IN SECOND WORLD WAR AMONG
    RAAF PERSONNEL SERVING ON ATTACHMENT
    IN ROYAL AIR FORCE SQUADRONS AND SUPPORT UNITS

    403126 Sergeant DAVIDSON, Ross Walker

    Source:

    AWM 237 (65) NAA : A705, 163/100/136 Commonwealth War Graves records
    Aircraft Type:
    Serial number:
    Radio call sign:
    Unit: 7 Flying Trg School RAF

    Summary:

    On the 24th October 1941, Sgt Davidson, a pilot, died of acute leukaemia in the
    Hairmyres Hospital, East Kilbride, Scotland. He is buried in the East Kilbride Cemetery,
    Lanarkshire, Scotland.


    He died at the local hospital, Hairmyres, of acute leukaemia. Presumably, he was stationed nearby - there were two airfields in that locality: Dundonald, which was a small army co-operation field and the large torpedo training OTU at Turnberry, where many Australians trained. The five headstones (10 graves) were all from Hairmyres hospital, Davidson is the second from the right.

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    In Memory of
    Sergeant ROSS WALKER DAVIDSON

    403126, Royal Australian Air Force
    who died age 21
    on 24 October 1941
    Son of Arthur David and Ellen Davidson, of Narraburra, New South Wales, Australia.
    Remembered with honour
    EAST KILBRIDE CEMETERY
     

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