Notification of missing aircraft

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Title

Notification of missing aircraft

Description

telegram notification that Lancaster ME360 failed to return from an operation to Leipzig. Lists the crew and their next of kin.

Date

1944-02-21

Temporal Coverage

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Format

One typed telegram.

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

MHarrisonJC1590954-180706-05

Transcription

[underlined] TELEGRAM EN CLAIR [/underlined]

To:- Air Ministry Kingsway, Air Group Oxford,
H.[indecipherable letter] B.C., 5 Group, 54 Base, Records
Gloucester (R) Metheringham.

From:- 106 Squadron.

Received A.M.C.S., Kingsway, 0228 hours,
21st February, 1944.

[underlined] IMPORTANT NOTWT. [/underlined]

A. 9 20th February
(For attention at Air Ministry of P.4.Cas. And Accidents C.I.)
F.B.

A. [underlined] Lancaster ME. 360 Mark I Merlin 24 P/O A.4033823 P.I A403852 S/I A.403873 S/O A.403929 [/underlined]

B. 106 Squadron
C. Presumed over enemy territory. Nothing heard from Aircraft after take-off at 23.55 hours 19th February
D. 124775 [number missing] F/O E.R. F. LEGGETT Captain
185087 [number missing] Sgt. E.F. WINDEATT F/Engineer
144931 [number missing] F/O N.C.F. BLOY Navigator
151463 [number missing] F/O F.B.CHUBB Air Bomber
1337704 Sgt. T.H. Jones W/Operator
AUS. 40 [number missing] 37 P.O S.W. PAYNE M/U Gunner
1590954 J.C. HARRISON Sgt. Rear Gunner
ALL MISSING
E. NOT KNOWN
F.1 X 4000 LB. 990 X4 LB. 40 X30 LB. [indecipherable word]. H2S.

G. [underlined] Presumed enemy action. Aircraft failed to return from bombing raid on LEIPZIG. [/underlined]

H. Not known
J. Nil
K. F/O Leggett next of kin father Mr. H.R. Leggett 32 Willies Road Swathling Southampton.
Sgt. Windeatt next of kin mother Mrs. E. Windeatt Church house Storrington Pulborough Sussex.
Kinformed.
F/O Bloy next of kin father Mr. C.R. Bloy Thornbank Long Street Sherborne Dorset.
F/O F.B. Chubb next of kin father Mr. F.J. Chubb Redenham Villa Ludgershall Wilts.
Sgt. Jones next of kin father Mr. J.B. Jones 380 Cardiff Road Aberaman Aberdare Glam.
Kinformed.
P/O Payne next of kin father Mr. J.H. Payne Balinup W. Australia kinnot
1590954 Sgt. Harrison next of kin father Mr. A. Harrison 37 Brookside Collingham Bridge Nr. Leeds
kinformed.

Time of origin:- 200930A.
[underlined] Crash Circulation. [/underlined]
(10 copies P.4.Cas.)
+ O.H.Q. R.A.A.F. (2 copies).
Advance copy sent to P.4.Cas.

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Citation

“Notification of missing aircraft,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 19, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31570.

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