42 OTU - 22 Sep 1942 - Accident - Can anyone fill in some details

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  1. brimacombe

    brimacombe Active Member

    Hi guys.

    I'm hoping the power of the forum will come through as always...

    I'm trying to piece together the circumstances around the death of Pilot Officer Owen Llewyllen GWYNNE (45328) - commissioned (2nd Lt) from the RMA on 3 July 1939 and granted a temporary commission as Pilot Officer on being transferred to the RAF on 15 February 1941.

    On 22 September 1942 he was killed in a flying accident, whilst with 42 OTU, and is buried in Andover Cemetery.

    I have been unable to pinpoint any details of the accident so far and would really appreciate any help from fellow forum members.

    Thanks, as always

    Shawn
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Hi Shawn

    Do you mean this Owen who died in 1941??

    England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1916-2007
    Name: Owen L Gwynne
    Death Age: 21
    Birth Date: abt 1920
    Registration Date: Sep 1941
    Registration district: Salisbury
    Inferred County: Wiltshire
    Volume: 5a
    Page: 361

    England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations)
    Name: Owen Llewellyn Gwynne
    Death Date: 22 Sep 1941
    Death Place: Devonshire, England
    Probate Date: 24 Feb 1942
    Registry: Llandudno

    England, Andrews Newspaper Index Cards, 1790-1976
    Name: O L Gwynne
    Father's name: C W Gwynne
    Death Date: Sep 1941
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    TD

    Family tree details
    Owen Llewelyn Gwynne
    1920–1941
    BIRTH 1920
    DEATH 22 SEPTEMBER 1941 • KIA in the RAF

    Owen Llewelyn Gwynne
    Birth: 1920
    Death: 22 September 1941 (22 Sep 1941)
    F: Clement Wansbrough Gwynne
    M: Kathleen Hawker Kingdon


    Casualty
    Pilot Officer (Pilot)
    GWYNNE, OWEN LLEWELYN
    Service Number 45328
    Died 22/09/1941
    Aged 21
    Royal Air Force
    Son of Clement Wansbrough Gwynne, C.S.I., C.I.E., O.B.E., B.A., I.C.S., and of Kathleen Hawker Gwynne (nee Kingdon), of Bude, Cornwall. His brother, Peter Anthony Wansbrough Gwynne, also died on service.

     
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  3. CL1

    CL1 116th LAA and 92nd (Loyals) LAA,Royal Artillery

    Pilot Officer (Pilot)GWYNNE, OWEN LLEWELYN
    Service Number 45328

    Died 22/09/1941

    Aged 21

    Royal Air Force

    Son of Clement Wansbrough Gwynne, C.S.I., C.I.E., O.B.E., B.A., I.C.S., and of Kathleen Hawker Gwynne (nee Kingdon), of Bude, Cornwall. His brother, Peter Anthony Wansbrough Gwynne, also died on service.


    INSCRIPTION
    HIS BROTHER PETER FLIGHT LIEUTENANT, R.A.F. WAS LOST ON OPERATIONS 5TH OCTOBER 1943 AGE 22 "REJOINED THEIR COMRADES"
     
  4. RAFCommands

    RAFCommands Senior Member

    Blenheim V6037, spun in from steep turn at 500ft while carrying out un-authorised dummy quarter attack on another aircraft at 1500ft.

    Note the year 1941 not 1942 as your title and text.

    Ross
     
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  5. brimacombe

    brimacombe Active Member

    Thanks guys!

    Yes, my mistake - 1941 NOT 1942 (it was early this morning when I posted it, so I'm using that as my excuse!)

    His brother, Peter Anthony Wansborough Gwynne was also killed, in 1943, with 203 Sqn

    Thanks again all!
     

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