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Death of Death 1939-09-04 .

Served in 149 Sqdn

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110Sqdn/ 102 Sqdn110Sqdn Jan41 P/O John Dickinson pilot with Sgt G K Muirhead/ Sgt G Thompson crew on 9th Jan . dickinson KIA 13/3/1941 110sq buried Groningen. Muirhead alive 2001 Told that Sgt Thomson KIA later in war. Only ref in CWGC that fits is G E Thomson Sgt 102 Sq. Have been unable to confirm this. Would appreciate any help in confirming if G Thompson and G E Thompson are same person. Have checked several sources and not completely definite. G E Thompson was from Dumbar East Lothian, other G Thompson doesnt have specific home town but maybe scottish. thanks Robert ....Read More.robert reid on 12th September 2008 09:15:52
AC2 Christmas Hughes - 1667229 - Died 3/7/43 - Campbeltown (Kilkerran) CemSome history for the crash: http://groups.msn.com/Kintyre/lochielshistory.msnw Those buried in the same cemetary are likely to be: 1.JONES, BENJAMIN HEYWOOD, B H Wing Commander ( Flying Instr. ) 26140 Royal Air Force 03/07/43 Unknown Division 4. Grave 612. 2. REID, ADAM CUMMING, A C Corporal 1111187 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 30 Division 4. Grave 613. 3. JEFFERY, DOUGLAS, D Aircraftman 1st Class 1618455 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 21 Division 4. Grave 614. 4. DEMPSTER, ALLAN BOYLAN, A B Aircraftman 1st Class 1560330 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 Unknown Division 4. Grave 615. 5. STRAUGHAN, JAMES, J Corporal 645807 Royal Air Force 03/07/43 22 Division 4. Grave 616. 6. COMBE, ROBERT WILLIAM STENHOUSE, R W S Aircraftman 1st Class 1572587 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 20 Division 4. Grave 617. 7. CARTER, ALLAN, A Aircraftman 1st Class 1207607 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 Unknown Division 4. Grave 618. 8. HUGHES, CHRISTMAS, C Aircraftman 2nd Class 1667229 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 20 Division 4. Grave 619. 9. BOWEN, PRYCE OLIVER, P O Leading Aircraftman 1151509 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 Unknown Division 4. Grave 621. 10. AULT, REGINALD WILLIAM, R W Flight Sergeant ( W.Op./Air Gnr. ) 935055 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 27 Division 4. Grave 622. 11. SPENCER, JOHN, J Aircraftman 1st Class 1531081 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 Unknown Division 4. Grave 623. 12. RAYNER, GEORGE EDWARD, G E Leading Aircraftman 121784 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 37 Division 4. Grave 627. 13. GILLIBRAND, NORMAN, N Private 11411778 Pioneer Corps 03/07/43 37 Division 4. Joint grave 620. 14. KNOX, EWEN SAMUEL, E S Flight Lieutenant ( Pilot ) 40923 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 03/07/43 27 Division 4. Joint grave 620. This then is from a website which is some what defunct: Amongst the listed casualties of the crash were E. S. Knox, Pilot officer RNZAF, A .Dempster, Rayner, Spenser, Jeffrey, Straunigan, A Reid, Carter, Hughes, Bowen, Booker and Gillibrand and also Wing Com. B. H. Jones, Station Commander at Abbotsinch Airport and, although Gillibrand 'was not found or registered locally', he was buried with the above in Kilkerran Cemetery in Campbeltown. One of the casualties was recorded as being a 19-year old reservist policeman and, more than sixty years after the crash, the real tragedy of his death came to light when a retired policeman was asked to try and verify the truth of matters that, were the entry correct, the young reservist's name could be added to the memorial list of those killed on active service at The Scottish Police College in Tulliallan. 27 After making numerous, seemingly fruitless enquiries, the young man's grave was eventually discovered in Hawkhead Cemetery in Paisley and proof found that he had indeed been returning from police duties in The Western Isles w ....Read More.dennis_burke on 18th October 2008 11:12:33
656076 P/O HW Thompson RAFFound a possible candidate. I went back to the original NAA file and noticed that Thomson was spelt without the 'P'. There is a 656876 Hugh Wallace THOMSON (175967) commissioned in May 1944. Notice the similarity in numbers - so could be a typo in the NAA file. He recieved a DFC in May 1945 whilst with 7 Squadron and a Military Cross in Sept 1945. Neither awards have a citation in the LG A ....Read More.Amrit on 2nd January 2010 08:39:04
656076 P/O HW Thompson RAFAdam, Forgot to mention that Thomson was lucky to survive the loss of his a/c, his evasion report states that the a/c exploded and he was thrown clear, he came to, to find himself descending with parachute fully opened. ....Read More.AlanW on 3rd January 2010 08:17:39
need infos about a RCAF pilotThank you for All. Many free French pilots used in RAF for the security of their family an English name or a French Canadian name. One of this pilot used a French Canadian name ( Not Thomson of course), he was considered missing a long time after the WWII because he was buried as a Canadian pilot. But the most mysterious thing, I found during my researches around this pilot, this "Matricule": C15561, a matricule of a RCAF Pilot who was alive after the war. Since, I look for where is the error? I would like to know if these 2 pilots has flown together ? Could be an administrative error? so many questions without answers... Sorry to not say who is this Free French Pilot, I didn't finish my researches... Thank you. ....Read More.Many Souffan on 8th October 2010 03:50:24
Squadron Leader Kenneth CLACK 12462376 Sqn Hallifax LW696, while outward bound to Nuremburg from Holme-on-Spalding Moor was shot down near Daubhausen, north of Wetzlar on either 30 or 31 March 1944. Pilot: 124623 Sqn Ldr Kenneth Arthur CLACK - KIA Flt Eng: 53223 F/O David Clifford NOWELL - KIA W Operator: R155573 W/O Roy Edwards MOGALKI (RCAF) - KIA Navigator: J17443 FSgt Thomas THOMSON (RCAF) - KIA Bomb Aimer: 1330851 FSgt Keith James SHROPSHALL - KIA MU Gunner: 1335550 Sgt Leslie Wilfred Arthur PEALL - KIA Rear Gunner: Sgt Edwards - POW If known, please could someone tell me who/what/when/how they were shot down? Thank you Norman ....Read More.namrondooh on 17th October 2010 04:34:53
SAFC footballers in the RAF during WW2Hello everyone I'm a season ticket holder at Sunderland football club (apologies in advance!), and I've just received my monthly Legion of Light magazine from the club, which has an article featuring former players and managers who served in the RAF. Just as a matter of interest, I wondered if anyone could provide further information, such as which units they may have served with, on the following: Ivan Arthur 'Ivor' BROADIS, born 1922, served as a Bomber Command pilot in WW2 Kenneth McTaggart CHISHOLM, born 1925, served as a Bomber Command pilot in the RAF in WW2 George HARDWICK, born 1920, served in Bomber Command in WW2 Thomas McLAIN, born 1922, served as a pilot in Ceylon in WW2 James Henry Kenneth OLIVER, born 1924, also served as a pilot in Ceylon in WW2 Thomas REYNOLDS, born 1922, also served as a pilot in Ceylon in WW2 Robert THOMSON, born 1903, served in the RAF's American Eagle Squadron in the Middle East in WW2 Many thanks Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 9th August 2011 04:51:18
623002 Sgt Alec Charles GILLARD RAFChristopher, My main interest was the loss of the RAAF members involved in the crash of No.160 Sqn Liberator GR.V BZ864, at Sigiriya, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka), on 19-4-1944. Details here: www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?9900-Wellington-IC-DV547 Here is what the No.160 Sqn ORB has to say (abounds with errors): "Form.540 - April, 1944. 19th - 0141 "B" BZ864 S/L Percival, F/O Winfield, F/O Crawford, F/Sgt Thomson, F/Sgt Beauchamp, F/Sgt Brissenben??, Sgt Colborne, Sgt Harris and Sgt Holbrooke, take off on a dark starry night to take part in an operational diversion sortie. Shortly after take-off the aircraft lost height and swinging to port the Propeller (hard to read - hand written over top of words "wing tip") struck the A/A Gun site near the end of the runway and crashed into trees about 100 yards away." There is no mention of any ground casualties. A Court of Inquiry was convened on 22-4-1944, which would give greater detail, but I don't have access to that document. By all means, post any further information here for the benefit of other researchers. Col. ....Read More.COL BRUGGY on 16th November 2011 06:06:36
February 1943 - 5Hi All Another batch of casualties for which I would appreciate confirmation or otherwise 21 Feb 1943 Beaufighter VIF, V8410 of No 600 Sqn Sgt GILES, GORDON VICTOR WILFRED (1393344) RAFVR; age: 20 Fg Off SIMPSON, JAMES HAMILTON (130856) RAFVR; age: 20 Wellington III, HF687 of No 1446 Flt Sgt PATEY, GEORGE WILLIAM (1168453) RAFVR; age: 31 22 Feb 1943 Spitfire VC, BR472 of No 59 RSU Sgt GRIFFITH, THEODORE DAVID (1314972) RAFVR; age: 21 23 Feb 1943 Spitfire VA, P8259 of No 1406 Flt Sgt THOMSON, HUGH KARL MARX (1378417) RAFVR; age: ? 24 Feb 1943 Typhoon IB, DN411 of No 56 Sqn Sgt JENNER, KENNETH (1196248) RAFVR; age: 21 25 Feb 1943 Hurricane IIB, HL997 of No 261 Sqn WO II WILLBEE, JACK VINCENT (R/93429) RCAF; age: 21 Mosquito IV, DZ475 of No 521 Sqn Plt Off ORR, NATHANIEL PERCY (139946) RAFVR; age: ? Fg Off PRICE, NORMAN GEORGE (128369) RAFVR; age: 20 Oxford II, N6374 of No 12 (P) AFU Sgt WRIGHT, KENNETH WILLIAM (1238472) RAFVR; age: ? All the best Malcolm ....Read More.malcolm_raf on 10th December 2011 09:30:57
identity of shot down bomber nr. Morsang, S. Paris 20-21 April 1944?Hello. Greg on 17 June 2012 refers to the loss of Lancaster W4127 following the raid on the railway yards at La Chapelle on 20/21 April 1944. I am interested in any iinformation as my father Jack Stewart Thomson was the Bomb aimer on the aircraft Six of the crew were killed and are buried in Poix De La Somme Churchyard with one evaded. I am particularly interested in the "K" report and of course any other information. I have been researching the crew together with other crewmembers relatives. ....Read More.KIWIGRAEME on 10th October 2012 03:47:56
Spitfire P8259 1406 Met Flt Wick, 23 February 1943Hi Keith, Can confirm Sgt Thomson on P8259. Alan. ....Read More.AL90 on 24th March 2013 06:53:16
No.7 PFF ORB Details NeededHello, Here are the details from No. 7 Squadron ORB (AIR 27/101) : On 7th April, P/O A.F. Hookway (Pilot) from 115 Squadron, P/O L.C. Dudley from 115 Squadron. 1589945 Sgt Steedman W. (A/G), 1600994 Sgt Giles W. (nav), 1815266 Sgt Broughton J. (A/G), 2214099 Sgt Thomson R. (F/Eng), from 115 Squadron. NZ421969 F/ Grant R. (W/Op) from 115 Squadron. 18/19 April, Hookway 2nd pilot with S/L A.C. (A.O. ?) Price, in ND849 MG-M, 21.38-01.22 against Tergnier. 20/21 April, Hookway 2nd pilot with F/L G.J. South, in ND578 MG-Q, 00.26-03.56 against Cologne. 22/23 April, Hookway, Giles, Dudley, Grant, Thomson, Broughton (mug), Steedman (r g) in JA677 MG-S, 23.10-03.31 against Dusseldorf. 26/27 April, Hookway, Giles, Dudley, Grant, Thomson, Broughton (mug), Steedman (r g) in ND460 MG-S, 23.09-03.18 against Essen. Form 540 for 21 May 1944 : 13 aircraft took off to attack Duisburg. The target was covered by 10/10ths cloud up to 18,000 feet and the markers quickly disappeared. No results seen. Moderate to intense heavy Flak was encountered and fighter (flares ???) were reported all along the homeward track to within 20 miles of the English coast. One aircraft was lost in this operation (Captain P/O A.F. Hookway) 6/7 May, Hookway, Giles, Dudley, Grant, Thomson, Broughton, Steedman in ND496 MG-T, 00.37-03.54 against Mantes-Gassicourt. 11/12 May, Hookway, Giles, Dudley, Grant, Thomson, Broughton, Steedman in JA677 MG-U, 22.45-01.47 against Louvain. 19/20 May, Hookway, Giles, Dudley, Grant, Thomson, Broughton, Steedman in NE122 MG-V, 22.52-00.47 against Mont Couple (that’s near Boulogne-sur-Mer). 21/22 May, Hookway, Giles, Dudley, Grant, Thomson, Broughton, Steedman in ND588 MG-Q, 22.50- against Duisburg. This aircraft failed to return to base. Joss ....Read More.jossleclercq on 14th July 2013 09:39:43
F/Sgt Albert John Thomson 1077841Paul, Just to confuse matters, i was not happy with the make up of the forenames, Albert John (CWGC) as against John Albert (Scottish Register) so searched again with only his surname, and sure enough, there is one other born in Kilwinning, in 1921 by the name of Albert, (no second name) No indication of mothers name or certificate reference, even when added to basket for purchase. Oddly enough, when i do a "Deaths" search, no record of an Albert John, John Albert or just plain Albert Thomson is shown ? But a search with Albert John Thomson 1943 on GRO BDM turns up several hits for " British National Armed Forces Deaths" but i do not have a current subscription to go further. ....Read More.AlanW on 17th May 2015 04:38:38
Airmen 'unaccounted for' 4-9-1939 AC2 T. Thomson - 621153 - 149 SqnFrom the Archive here [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/archive/14420.php[/url] AC2 T. Thomson - 621153 - 149 Sqn From 149 Sqn ORB Mildenhall 4 Sept 21:50 621153 AC2 Thomson and 615404 AC2 Hoey involved in motor cycle accident in Newmarket. Ac2 Thomson died of injuries received AC2 Hoey, seriously injured detained Newmarket Rous Memorial Hospital ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 10th September 2015 09:02:53
Airmen 'unaccounted for' 4-9-1939 AC2 T. Thomson - 621153 - 149 SqnReported in the Cambridge Daily News, September 6th 1939: [I]"The story of how two aircraftmen on a motor cycle crashed into the rear of a stationary lorry and trailer, the lights of which had failed, on Monday night was told at the inquest on the driver of the motor cycle, held at the Newmarket (Suffolk) Police Station on Tuesday evening. He was A/C Thomas Thomson, and he as killed instantly. His companion, John Hoey, was taken to Rous Memorial Hospital, Newmarket with bad injuries....the jury returned a verdict of accidental death." [/I] There was also a report in the Bury Free Press of Saturday September 2nd 1939 of an AC2 John Gerard Hoey being involved in an aircraft crash near Brandon, Norfolk, NNE of RAF Lakenheath the previous Tuesday - could this be the same AC2 John Hoey? Regards Simon ....Read More.wwrsimon on 19th May 2016 08:49:25
1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationAircraftman 2nd Class THOMSON (621153) [url]https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/136582217/thomas-thomson[/url] Thomas Thomson Birth 1920 Death 4 Sep 1939 (aged 1819) Burial Winchburgh Cemetery West Lothian, Scotland Plot Sec. A3. Grave 69. Memorial ID 136582217 View Source Aircraftman 2nd Class Service Number 621153 Died aged 19 149 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Son of David Summers Thomson and Janet Brownlee Thomson, of Niddry. ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 3rd December 2018 06:50:21
1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationAircraftman 2nd Class THOMSON (621153) [url]https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/...thomas-thomson[/url] Thomas Thomson Birth 1920 Death 4 Sep 1939 (aged 1819) Burial Winchburgh Cemetery West Lothian, Scotland Plot Sec. A3. Grave 69. Memorial ID 136582217 View Source Aircraftman 2nd Class Service Number 621153 Died aged 19 149 Sqdn. Royal Air Force Son of David Summers Thomson and Janet Brownlee Thomson, of Niddry. 621153 Aircraftman 2nd Class T. "Thompson" in Casualty Lists ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 3rd December 2018 06:55:10
1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation[url]http://www.rafcommands.com/forum/showthread.php?19237-Airmen-unaccounted-for-4-9-1939-AC2-T-Thomson-621153-149-Sqn&styleid=3[/url] ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 3rd December 2018 07:27:04
1939 Unaccounted Airmen Database Reconciliation1939 NAME UPDATES Aircraftman 2nd Class T THOMSON (621153) Forum Post 1939-09-04 149 Sqdn United Kingdom Winchburgh Cemetery Name Update: Thomson Thomas Sergeant H LETCHFORD (580247) Pilot N7214 1939-10-04 224 Sqdn United Kingdom Leuchars Cemetery Name Update: Pilot/Passenger: 580247 Sgt. Harry Letchford (Service Number 580247, aged 23) RAF killed Aircraftman 2nd Class W. Mck. COCHRANE (620399) N7226 1939-10-10 233 Sqdn United Kingdom New Monkland Cemetery Name Update: William McKelvie COCHRANE [url]http://scottishwargraves.phpbbweb.com/scottishwargraves-ftopic217-0-asc-45.html[/url] COCHRANE WILLIAM MCKELVI M 1920 651/ 175 Airdrie or New Monkland Sergeant A G NICHOLSON (700161) Pilot Oxford L4538 Forum Post 1939-11-20 United Kingdom Kingsland (St. Michael) Church Name Update: Arthur George Nicholson Squadron Leader P. Mcgregor WATT (16257) Pilot Hampden I L4034 1939-11-23 49 Sqdn United Kingdom Nettleham (All Saints) New Chu Name Update: Squadron Leader Percy McGregor (Willy) Watt (pilot, Service Number 16257, aged 33) killed Flying Officer A R VAUGHAN WILLIAMS (33293) Pilot Wellington IA N2904 AIR81/70 1939-12-18 37 Sqdn Germany Becklingen War Cemetery Name Update: F/O Arthur Richard Vaughan Williams 33293, ....Read More.paulmcmillan on 2nd January 2019 10:32:58
1941 Unaccounted Airmen Database ReconciliationContinuing with a few more of the UK casualties: Robert BURTON (R/60228) - his R.C.A.F. Service File records that he was killed in Spitfire N3250 of 57 O.T.U. which crash landed in a field near Tattenhall after apparently suffering engine failure due to oil starvation. Alfred Ernest WEBB (39552) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at 83 Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth. See also civilians Raymond and Rowena Turner, who died at the same address on that day: [url]http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Norfolk/GtYarmouthCivilians.html[/url] Irvine Douglas BOWLES (701578) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Street, Somerset. His funeral was reported in the Central Somerset Gazette of April 18th 1941, which recorded that he was killed when his car collided with a lamp standard at Street. Derek Stewart THOMSON (1055870) - the Statutory Deaths Register on the Scotland's People website recorda that he died at 11 30 a.m. at Dundee Royal Infirmary due to tuberculosis. Robert Clive MORGAN (88784) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Station Hospital, R.A.F. Melksham-Without, Wiltshire. Frederick George NEILL (976110) - the 221 Sqn ORB Form 540 recorda that he was one of the crew of Wellington W5653, which crashed into a hillside in County Donegal. See: Air 81/5811 - [url]http://www.rafcommands.com/database/air81/index.php?qname=&qcntry=&cur=5800&qunit=&qnum=&qmem=&qdate=[/url] See also: [url]http://www.irishidentity.com/extras/hidden/stories/urris.htm[/url] Harry WINTERBOTTOM (614322) - the Manchester Evening New of April 18th 1941 reported the inquest into his death. He was killed when his motor-cycle collided with a bus at the junction of Oldham Road and Queen's Road, Manchester. He had been home for a few days on leave and was returning to his unit. A verdict of "accidental death" was returned by the Coroner. Frederick Harry James HUCKS (752146) - the Gloucestershire Echo of April 19th 1941 reported that he collapsed and died at Stow-on-the-Wold on Easter Monday. Robert Lance CONGREVE (437007) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that he was killed in an air raid, and that his body was found at 12.00 on April 28th 1941 in the Victoria League Club, Malet Street, Holborn, London. Seymour Fitzclare CLIFFORD (79077) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Cranmore Court, Chelsea, London. Robert Hyde PROCTOR (1284690) - the Croydon Memorial Book, on ancestry.co.uk, records that he was struck by an aircraft whilst with 12 S.F.T.S. and died from his injuries. Robert Ernest BOTTERILL (611765) - a family tree on ancestry.co.uk records that his death certificate states that the his body was found on April 17th 1941 at 53 Leyland Road, Lee, Lewisham. Death was 'due to war operations.' Arthur Reginald MILES (841742) - the National Probate Calendar records that he also died at Lewisham. Frank WILLIS (1263989) - the National Probate Calendar records that he died at Seacroft Emergency ....Read More.wwrsimon on 22nd April 2019 02:08:06

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