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Aircraftman 1st Class Austin SMITH (1029365) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve


Circumstances of Death:
 

Death of Death 1943-09-08 Age : 27 years.

Served in 55 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : 8. C. 4. at Madras War Cemetery, Chennai, India

More Details: SON OF ERNEST AND MARTHA ANN SMITH, OF GRANGE MOOR, YORKSHIRE.

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AIR81/266Sergeant J C Robertson, Leading Aircraftman T J Lowry and Pilot Officer N A Smith: report of deaths; Blenheim L9324 shot down near the Hook of Holland, 12 May 1940. Note: Previously missing at transfer, found August 2014C14142091
AIR81/1290Sub-Lieutenant F A Smith, Royal Navy: missing; Hurricane P3545 failed to return from air operations, 8 August 1940.C14502795
AIR81/1732Flight Cadet W A Smith: killed; Audax K7423, RAF College Flying Training School; aircraft accident, Cranwell, 13 December 1939.C16359581
AIR81/1978Pilot Officer R E Orchard, Aircraftman M J Fahey, Aircraftman F A Smith: injured; aircraft accident, Kippen, Blenheim L1500, 141 Squadron, 6 April 1940.C16471270
AIR81/2545Pilot Officer R A Smith: killed; aircraft accident, Lockington, Spitfire R6696, 616 Squadron, 7 August 1940.C16471684

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