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Corporal Owen Frank SMART (534719) of the Royal Air Force


Circumstances of Death: POW Death. Died of Bacillic Dysentery whilst being held as a POW by the Japanese. (WO361 on Fold3.com)
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Death of Death 1943-03-31 Age : 26 years.

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Burial/Commemoration Details : 16. A. 9. at Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore (Map)

More Details: SON OF ALBERT AND SARAH GRIFFITHS. OF HOCKLEY, BIRMINGHAM.

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Remembrance[CENTER]Just a few Airmen of both World Wars remembered. WW 1 RFC 2Lt. George Orme Smart - 60 sqdn - 07/04/1917. Lt. Edward Treloar Smart - 2 Sqdn - 27/03/1918. RAF Air Mech 2c. T,A,V, Smart - 133 Sqdn - 03/05/1918. WW 2 RAF Sgt. Harold Edgar Smart - RAFVR - 99 Sqdn - 18/09/1940. AC2c. - Leslie Smart - RAFVR - 12/07/1941. AC2c. - Roy Arthur William Smart - RAFVR - 20/09/1941. Sgt(WoP/A/g). - Robert Archibald Smart - RAFVR - 03/12/1941. Sgt(WoP/A/g) - Shuthi Napoleon N, L, B, Smart - RAFVR - 149 Sqdn - 10/03/1942. Sgt(Obs) - John Eric Smart - RAFVR - 61 Sqdn - 26/03/1942. Sgt(Obs) - Walter John Albert Smart - RAFVR - 26/04/1942. Sgt. - William Thomas Smart - RAFVR - 04/12/1942. FlgOff - Neville Smart - RAFVR - 196 Sqdn - 26/02/1943. Sgt(AirBomber) - Philip Smart - RAFVR - 103 Sqdn - 01/03/1943. Flg/Off. - Kenneth Flaxman Smart - RAFVR - 196 Sqdn - 30/03/1943. Cpl - Owen Frank smart - RAF - 31/03/1943. SqdnLdr - Thomas smart D F C & Bar - RAF - 229 Sqdn - 12/04/1943. P/O (Nav) - James Smart - RAFVR - 103 Sqdn - 14/04/1943. FltSgt - David Smart - RAFVR - 228 Sqdn - 15/05/1943. P/O - Arthur Bertram Smart - D F M - RAFVR - 83 Sqdn - 13/06/1943. Sgt (Pilot) - Kenneth Charles Smart - RAFVR - 158 Sqdn - 22/06/1943. Sgt(Air Gnr) - Leonard george Smart - RAFVR - 102 Sqdn - 31/08/1943. Sgt (Pilot) - Stanley Mansfield Smart - RAFVR - 14/09/1943. Sgt (Flt Engr) - Richard James Smart - RAFVR - 12 Sqdn - 23/09/1943. Sgt(WoP/A/g) - Eric Shirley Smart - RAFVR - 25/09/1943. Sgt (Nav) - James George Smart - RAFVR - 70 Sqdn - 25/11/1043. FlgOff (Pilot) - Rae Richard Smart - D F C - RAFVR - 26/11/1943. LAC - Jack Smart - RAFVR - 29/11/1943. Sgt. - Philip John Smart - RAFVR - 156 Sqdn - 02/12/1943. FltSgt (WoP) - James Howie Smart - RAFVR 640 Sqdn - 16/02/1944 . FlgOff - Reginald Hannam Smart - RAFVR - 57 Sqdn - 31/03/1944. FlgOff(AirBomber) - Alan Field Grant Smart - RAFVR - 7 Sqdn - 20/05/1944. LAC - Lawrence Smart - RAFVR - 2847 Sqdn RAF Regt - 22/05/1944. Sgt - Owen edward Gilbert Smart - RAFVR - 463 (RAAF) Sqdn - 22/05/1944 FlgOff - Douglas Frank Smart - RAFVR - 42 OTU - 06/06/1944. Fltsgt - Ernest George Smart - RAFVR - 179 Sqdn - 15/06/1944. FlgOff - Trevor Tressler Smart - D F C - RAFVR - 207 Sqdn - 22/06/1944. Sgt(WoP/A/g) - Robert William Smart - RAFVR - 212 Sqdn - 27/06/1944. W/O (Pilot) - Robert Dennis Smart - A F M - RAFVR - 12/08/1944. Sgt(AirBomber) - Gordon Smart - RAFVR - 101 Sqdn - 12/09/1944. F/L - Douglas Adam Smart - RAFVR - 13 Sqdn - 26/09/1944. AC1c - Leslie Rowland Smart - RAFVR - 29/09/1944. F/L - Neil Smart - RAFVR - 21/10/1944. Sgt (AirBomber) - Eric George Wason Smart - RAFVR - 29/01/1945. FlgOff (Pilot) - John Brown Smart - RAFVR - 358 Sqdn - 20/02/1945. W/O (Wireless Operator (AiR)) - William Joseph Smart - RAFVR - 205 Sqdn - 26/07/1945. LAC. John Smart - RAFVR - 01/02/1946. And more recent Senior Aircraftman James Smart 18-8-1988 to 20-7-2011 Operation ELLEMY. Alex[/CENTER] ....Read More.Alex Smart on 9th November 2013 07:14:14
1943 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationMoving on to some of the SEAC casualties: Leading Aircraftman John Baird [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=98015"]McLEOD[/URL] (1366156) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 8th 1942. Leading Aircraftman Geoffrey Meallin [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=60486"]BYNG[/URL] (574149) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he drowned at 116 30' E 6 20' S on November 29th 1943 (not February 1st 1943) whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. That date matches the sinking of the prisoner ship Suez Maru by the U.S.S. Bonefish. Aircraftman 1st Class James Bradshaw [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=57205"]BOOTH[/URL] (987409) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had also been captured on March 8th 1942. Corporal William Leslie [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=123766"]WRIGHT[/URL] (991919) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died on August 26th (not March 26th) 1943 of Beri Beri whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese, and was buried in Grave 40 at the Camp Cemetery, Hintok River, Thailand. Corporal Owen Frank [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=110979"]SMART[/URL] (534719) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Bacillic Dysentery whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. Aircraftman 1st Class Sidney [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=111751"]SMITH[/URL] (1159728) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 8th 1942. Aircraftman 2nd Class Thomas Daine [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=111789"]SMITH[/URL] (1349504) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 8th 1942. Leading Aircraftman Alan Vernon [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=78479"]HARDING[/URL] (1530954) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 20th 1942. Aircraftman 1st Class George Cyril [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=76511"]GREEN[/URL] (1274844) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records that he died whilst being held as a P.o.W. by the Japanese. He had been captured on March 17th 1942. Aircraftman 1st Class William James [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=67369"]DE GARIS[/URL] (1164152) - WO 361 on Fold3.com records that he died of Bacillic Dysentery whilst being held as a P.o.W by the Japanese. Leading Aircraftman Reginald Alfred [URL="http://www.rafcommands.com/database/wardead/details.php?qnum=62076"]CHARLOTTES[/URL] (1204036) - WO 392 on Fold3.com records ....Read More.wwrsimon on 4th May 2020 01:03:21

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