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Flying Officer Edward John SMITH (136043) of the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve

Lost in aircraft Hudson IIIa FH460  

Death of Death 1944-08-04 .

Served in 24 Sqdn

Burial/Commemoration Details : Sec. T. Grave 184. at Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery, United Kingdom


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National Archives AIR81

Citation AIR81 Casualty File Description Link
AIR81/5914Pilot Officer I Ormiston, Sergeant A H Fraser: killed; Sergeant E J Smith: prisoner of war; shot down and crashed near Sollum, Egypt, Blenheim Z5863, 14 Squadron, 15 April 1941.C16755212
AIR81/9251Leading Aircraftman E J Smith: injured; aircraft accident, Tiger Moth T5981, 21 Elementary Flying Training School, 26 September 1941.C16997498

London Gazette Mentions

NumberName /Text London Gazette Details
136043971571 Edward John SMITHLondon Gazette issue : 35868 , Dated 1943-01-15 , Download #35868
136043E J SMITHLondon Gazette supplement : 36022 , Dated 1943-05-18 , Download #36022

Aircraft Accident / Loss Entry

Date of Crash 1941-01-01 04 Aug 44 Aircraft Name Hudson IIIa Serial Number FH460
Unit 24 Sqdn Operating Airfield Country United Kingdom
Aircrew details
Source Henk Welting's Database

Other Aircrew lost in Hudson IIIa FH460

Rank Name, Number, Trade & Details DateUnit Country Cemetary/Memorial & Loc Ref
Flight LieutenantRobert William (Bob) HARDCASTLE (42308) Pilot Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMill Hill Cemetery
Flight SergeantLeonard James REASON (362686) Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomHarrow Weald Cemetery
Flight LieutenantGeorge Frederick ROBERTS (45256) Pilot Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMill Hill Cemetery
Flying OfficerEdward John SMITH (136043) Pilot Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomAberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery
Flying OfficerArthur Milford TINDALE (406605) Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomBrookwood Military Cemetery
Leading AircraftmanRonald Joseph WALTER (541901) Hudson IIIa FH460   1944-08-0424 Sqdn AIR27 United KingdomMill Hill Cemetery

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