Date: 10 Jun 1943
Place: West Country RAF Camp
The body of a newly born child was found in an air-raid shelter at a West Country RAF camp.
The body was found by an aircraftman who was cleaning out the shelter.
The post-mortem revealed that the child had breathed for a considerable amount of time. The doctor that examined the child said that it was a full-term female and that there were no marks of violence or injury on its body.
He said that whilst he could not state the definitive cause of death, it might well have been intention at birth.
At the conclusion of the inquest the coroner said that there was insufficient evidence to show the cause of death or her age.
see Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 25 June 1943
see Gloucestershire Echo - Friday 09 July 1943