|Beaufighter serials 254 Squadron and external appearance||Dear Hans,
unfortunately I have no such information for you but I have searched the RAF serials for serials you already have and look for 254 Sq so here is the list of "possible candidates" :-)
! - I suppose this plane was at unit on 17.1.45 as it was lost with 254 Sq very soon afterwards
? - I am not so sure if this plane can be at the unit on 17.1.45
NV118!!! LOST 19.1.
I know that this is very long shot but maybe it can be useful for you.
Pavel ....Read More.||CZ_RAF on 1st January 2008 03:06:42|
|460406 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-04-1946||Alex/Malcolm
MIRRLEES, William - Cpl - 617394 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 94 British General Hospital, B.A.O.R.
COPE, Raymond - LAC - 1617202 - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at St. Margaret's Hospital, Stratton St. Margaret's, near Swindon.
FREW, Henry Shanks Keith - LAC - 967656 - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website records that he died at 11.30 a.m. at Ivydene, Dunblane, due to cancer.
SHARMAN, Paul Carol Blaise - W/O(Pilot) - 1512816 - the National Probate Calendar records the following:
[I]GABRIELSON Paul Carol Blaise Sharman or SHARMAN Paul Carol Blaise of Picton Hall, Buxton, died 26 April 1946 [note date] near Hindringham, Norfolk.[/I]
So, given the amended date, was he killed in Beaufighter TF.10 RD502 of 254 Sqn, stalled at low altitude on air test and dived into the ground, Hindringham, Norfolk - 2 killed (Broken Wings, Halley, page 39)...?
EDIT: and possibly the other casualty:
SEMMELROTH, Erhard - GAF - the Lichfield Mercury of April 12th 1946 reported the following:
[I]Lorry full of German prisoners overturns at Freeford
One killed and nineteen injured.
The over-turning of a lorry at Freeford on Wednesday of last week resulted in the death of a German prisoner of war and injuries to nineteen others. The deceased was Erhard Semmelroth, of Nuremburg, who died in the Burntwood Emergency on Saturday.
The Coroner said deceased was one of a working party of about twenty returning from Whittington Barracks to Teddesley in a motor lorry at 5.10pm the previous Wednesday. The vehicle was being driven by George Thomas Charles along the main road at Freeford, and when approaching a left hand bend he applied the foot brake. The lorry then rocked and turned over. The injured were taken to the Burntwood Emergency Hospital and detained. Deceased died on the following Saturday from a fractured base of the skull.[/I]
Simon ....Read More.||wwrsimon on 24th June 2017 06:41:39|
|460406 - Unaccounted Airmen - 06-04-1946||Sharman was in RD502 on 26 April.
Malcolm ....Read More.||malcolm_raf on 24th June 2017 02:04:37|
|460426 - Unaccounted Airmen - 26-04-1946||Hello,
460426 - Unaccounted Airmen - 26-04-1946
From Henk's List -
HEARD, Harold Charles - LAC - 1408216 - RAFVR - Manchester Southern Cemetery, Lancashire.
LEE, Alfred James - LAC - 1661624 - RAFVR - Broadclyst ( St. John the Baptist ) Churchyard Extension, Devon.
From CWGC, Krzystka's & Geoff's Lists -
BOORE, William Harvey - T/S/Lt(A) - RNVR - HMS Glory - 1831 Sqdn FAA - Newcastle ( Sandgate ) New South Wales, Australia - [ Corsair - KD936 ].
HINES, Robert William - LAC - 1811150 - RAFVR - Munster Heath War Cemetery, Westfalen, Nordrheim, Germany.
CORDON, Granville Trevor - W/O ( Nav/WoP) - 1581673 - RAFVR - 254 Sqdn - Spondon Cemetery, Derbyshire.
SHARMAN, Paul Carol Blaise - W/O(Pilot) - 1512816 - RAFVR - 254 Sqdn - Cambridge City Cemetery, Cambridgeshire.
Both the above airmen were crew in Beaufighter TF.10 - RD502 - 254 Sqdn. This a/c dived into the ground,presumably after loss of control while flying on one engine, Hindringham, Norfolk on the 26.4.46.
CWGC has SHARMAN's death recorded as 06-04-1946.
See members comments on this in the 6 April 1946 Unaccounted thread.
HONEYWELL, Arthur Noel - Sgt - 777202 - Glider Pilot Regiment - M.M - Worleston ( St. Oswald ) Churchyard, Cheshire - [ Horsa II - RX777 ].
REINISCH, Karl - GAF - Cannock Chase Military Cemetery, Staffordshire.
Alex ....Read More.||Alex Smart on 11th August 2017 05:42:02|
|CWGC Errors||This has already been pointed out
Beaufighter TFX RD502
Warrant Officer [B]Paul Carol Blaise SHARMAN (1512816) [/B]Pilot Beaufighter TFX RD502 Forum Post 1946-04-06 254 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Cambridge City Cemetery Ref : Grave 15968.
Warrant Officer [B]Granville Trevor CORDON (1581673) [/B]Navigator/Wireless Op. Beaufighter TFX RD502 Forum Post 1946-04-26 254 Sqdn AIR27 United Kingdom Spondon Cemetery Ref : Sec. E. Grave 93.
Sharman wrongly listed as 6th April instead of 26th April
[URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21711&p=126974#126974[/URL] and [URL]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?21896&p=127824#127824[/URL] ....Read More.||Jagan on 11th May 2019 05:25:00|