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whitchurch plane crash
« on: Sunday 04 February 18 10:25 GMT (UK) »
in 1941 a john[jack] proctor was killed in a plane crash  near tern hill , Whitchurch. he was aged 24 and was in the [air force]  any help please

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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 04 February 18 10:46 GMT (UK) »
Have you found a death registration for him on GRO index  :-\
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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 04 February 18 12:27 GMT (UK) »
not as yet I know he came from stoke in Coventry.

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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 04 February 18 12:33 GMT (UK) »
If he died in the UK there should be a death certificate.  If he was serving in the RAF when it happened in WW2 I would have thought it should be on the Commonwealth war graves web site.
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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 04 February 18 12:35 GMT (UK) »
OK he is on CWGC as Jack Proctor
https://www.cwgc.org/find-war-dead/casualty/2714877/proctor,-jack/

Deaths Jun 1941   
Proctor    Jack    24   
Whitchurch    2c   1810
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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 04 February 18 12:37 GMT (UK) »
Probably his birth registration (no mention of John)
Births Dec 1916   
JACK Proctor    mmn Cooper   
Coventry    6d   1173

Obituary in Coventry Evening Telegraph 23 April 1941
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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 04 February 18 12:45 GMT (UK) »
Shropshire's casualties and aircraft crashes
Sgt Jack Proctor (741471), RAFVR, aged 24. Buried in Stoke (St Michael) Churchyard, Warwickshire. Son Of William and Fanny Proctor, of Coventry; husband of Audrey Louise Proctor, Of Stoke, Coventry

http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?3670-Shropshire-s-casualties-and-aircraft-crashes

Added: Sorry Rosie, I've just noticed this same information is on the CWGC link you had already posted
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 04 February 18 12:55 GMT (UK) »
That’s a good find Joel,  ties in with 605 squadron raf a reserve squadron based at Ternhill late March to end of May 1941, flying hurricane 1s.

There was also a Canadian squadron there at the same time

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAF_Ternhill

Mike

Amended, they were hurricane 11a

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Re: whitchurch plane crash
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 04 February 18 13:49 GMT (UK) »
One of Tern Hills uses was as a temporary base for fighters protecting the midland industries from German bombers

Their arrival in late March coincides with renewed German bombing raids, especially Coventry, 8,9,10th April, did intelligence provide us with advanced warning.

Mike