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Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey SLADE (524194) of the Royal Air Force


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Death of Death 1939-09-04 .

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Burial/Commemoration Details : D. 3. at Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (inc

More Details: SON OF WILLIAM SLADE AND OF BERTHA SLADE, OF THETFORD, NORFOLK.

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Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/7Aircraftsman 1st Class G Slade: report of death; mine explosion at Hebron, Palestine, 4 September 1939.C14141986
AIR81/487Aircraftman 1st Class W G Slade, Sergeant G W Clifford and Pilot Officer D E T Osment: prisoners of war; Battle P5235 landed safely in occupied territory, Reims, France, 19 May 1940.C14502189

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